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  • Recent Chick Lit Reads

    In the past few weeks since my last blog post, I have been on a chick-lit rampage. I have been speed-reading through recent releases like I don't have a hundred other things to do. Laundry piled up, kitchen didn't get cleaned, and packing for my move didn't happen. These three books are part...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 10-14-2009
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    When I went home a little while back, I saw a copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in my little sister's room. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I went home and started reading the battered copy on my bookshelf. I don't know how many times I have read this book (almost as many as Harper Lee's To Kill...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-30-2009
  • Commencement

    It is sometimes hard to believe that I graduated from USI over five years ago. That may seem like no time at all for some people, but sometimes I still feel like I am 21 again. Sometimes I forget that I am a "grown-up" with a "grown-up" job and bills, house payments, etc. Many of...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 09-11-2009
  • Love As Always, Kurt: Vonnegut As I Knew Him, by Loree Rackstraw

    In September of 1965 Lorree Rackstraw was a graduate student in her second year at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, apprehensive about her new teacher, a relatively unknown writer named Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut had published just three books: The Sirens of Titan , Mother Night , and Cat's Cradle ....
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-07-2009
  • The Wedding Girl

    Are you a fan of the Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella? If so, let me introduce you to Kinsella's alter ego, Madeleine Wickham. Both personas write about English women who have found themselves in a predicament. Whether it be money (Shopaholic series), quitting a job and winding up in the country...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-28-2009
  • Addition by Toni Jordan

    In Toni Jordan's Addition , we meet Grace Vandenburg, who likes to count. No, Grace loves to count. She's loved to count ever since she was a little girl. On her nightstand she keeps the Cuisenaire rods from her childhood and a framed picture of her hero, Nikola Tesla, for whom she has much affection...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 08-19-2009
  • Remarkable Story of an Owl and His Girl

    Yes, that's the subtitle of the book I just finished. Wesley the Owl is a must for anyone who has ever been in love with an animal. The story is written by Stacey O'Brien, who was a lab assistant at Cal Tech when she adopted a 4-day-old barn owl after he suffered permanent nerve damage and could...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 08-07-2009
  • Hester Browne

    If you haven't read anything by Hester Browne, then you need to go to the nearest library and check one of her books out! Browne has written a hilarious series that begins with The Little Lady Agency. The story begins with Melissa Romney-Jones, a Londoner who has once again been fired from her job...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 07-22-2009
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