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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Set in Regency England, a war is brewing between mill owners and weavers in a small village.  The weavers want to continue their traditional role of making cloth but are threatened by the introduction of machinery by the mill owners that wil
The Impossible Knife of Memory, Laurie Halse Anderson (F, 40s, blue scarf, red sweater, coat on lap, lanyard on neck, NWK Path)
For the 12th year in a row now, I am celebrating The Rap Sheets birthday. It was on this date, way back in 2006, that I expressed (with some trepidation) my optimism about turning what had been an irregular newsletter for January Magazine into an ind
Man's Search for Meaning ~ by Viktor E. Frankl, 1959, psychologyAs we were leaving a book fair's Not for Profit Day*** event a couple of weeks ago, I noticed an apparently unread paperback copy of this book and picked it up.  It's old.&n
As a fan of dystopian fiction, Ive been meaning to read The Giver for years.  When it was published in 1993, I was fifteen and had already moved on to adult fiction so I missed this book.  I purchased this book a couple of years ago
The Dry, Jane Harper (F, 30s, dark hair in ponytail, purple coat multi color backpack, WTC Path)
Chibundu Onuzo is a 27-year-old Nigerian writer who has already published two extremely well-received novels her first titled The Spider King's Daughter when she was 21, and her second novel, Welcome to Lagos, which just came out in early May. Yes, s
Saving Fiona: The Story of the World's Most Famous Baby Hippo. Thane Maynard. 2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 48 pages. [Source: Review copy]First sentence: This is Fiona. She is a baby hippopotamus, but not just any baby hippopotamus. She is the fi
In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession
This short book packs a punch, I dont think Ive cried so much reading a book for quite a while.  I think my husband Ben was sure something was wrong with me as I finished it up and had to keep running to the bathroom for a tissue! E
Happy Tuesday, dear readers! Today on the blog is an exciting day! I have a review of Becoming Bonnie and an interview with Author Jenni L. Walsh! Becoming Bonnie is out today in paperback, so be sure to grab a copy. It's exceptional!Becoming Bonnie
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (F, 40s, metallic sneakers with velcro, long grey coat, book on lap, texting, 3 Train)
1999, Dublin. A well-organised and ruthless gang are committing armed robbery. The police have a good idea as to who is behind the clever heists, but they are smart and their local neighbourhood protects them given they had rid the area of drug deale
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima (9781481469111) The creator of Not Quite Narwhal returns with a new book. Harriet loved to dress up all the time, so of course her birthday party was a dress-up one. When her fathers tell her that they need to
Hello all of you lovely reader friends! I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday. It is very dreary here, raining and dark. However, thanks toGrand Central PublishingI have a fun giveaway today! I’ve got two copies to giveaway ofFranchesca Ra
With monotypes of sky, forest, and animals, artist Jean-Luc Buquet tells the story of an endearing little hedgehog named Herodotus. Herodotus is in search of the truth, traveling from one animal to the next, learning about each animals Great Spirit.
See Me More Clearly: Career and Life Planning for Teens with Physical Disabilities With a Special Section Charting Your Course: Life Career Skills by Ellen Wallach Mitchell 1980 This was a great choice for many libraries in 1980. By 1990, The post Se
In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderellas evil stepmother.We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we?As rumors about the cruel upbringing o
Watson, Jude. A Warp in Time (Horizon #3)January 30th 2018 by Scholastic Inc. Copy provided by Young Adult Books CentralThe children in the Killbots whose plane went down have suffered from having friends die, being stuck in all sorts of treacherous
This week's topic is character names. I'm going to share some of the rejected names for our youngest pup. I like to name our pups after literary characters. Here are some that we talked about. - meme from That Artsy Reader GirlWe first thoug
Kinsky is an heir to Thoreau (she has translated his work into German) and River is shaped by his thought in important ways. The book is an entrancing example of Thoreaus discipline of looking always at what is to be seen. And the unnamed narrators s
I love Anthony Trollopes books, but sometimes I need to be pushed into picking them up; I know Im going to enjoy them, but they are all so long and, once you start reading and become caught up in the lives of the characters, so intense, that I really
Personally, I don't feel as if there is "America's favorite novel" or "The Great American Novel". I'm a librarian. If you have a favorite novel, it may not be your mother or sister or brother's favorite. And, I'm fine with that. I'm just happy we're
I've just come back from Marseille. The Mediteranean city of shutters on pastel buildings, that special light from the sea and boulliabase.Here's some photos:That's the Chateau d'If on the island straight ahead - remember the Count of Monte Christo w
If you cannot gasp When you see an eagle soar Work on your wonder~ Drawing and haiku by Kim Pearson ~Writing Prompt: Interrupt your protagonist's day with a chance encounter with an eagle that will leave her/him changed in some way. What happened? Wh
The weather is warm and sunny and the pool is at last open. Spot and Mom are off for a dip, and Spot's friend Tom Gator and his mother are there already. Tom waves to invite Spot to join him. But Spot hesitates.THE WATER IS LOOKING A BIT COOL, AND SP
HOT ASSET is the first book in the new series, 21 WALL STREET, by Lauren Layne. It’s packed with lots of suits and financial dealings mixed in with hookups, romance, and love. The story is fast-paced, and each chapter alternates between Ian
Okay. So I kinda sorta intensely love this. First off, remember Cheryl Klein? A.k.a. the continuity editor of Harry Potter? A.k.a. one of the best editors of our age who not too long ago left Scholastic to work for Lee & Low Books? I&#821
Title:HotAsset Author:LaurenLayne Release Date:May 22, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance Series: 21 Wall Street Summary Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ful
FURYBORN by Claire Legrand Series: The Empirium Trilogy (Book 1)Hardcover: 512 pagesPublisher: Sourcebooks Fire (May 22, 2018) Audiobook Publisher: Listening LibraryLanguage: English Goodreads | Amazon The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 20
HERONS LANDING is the first book in the HONEYMOON HARBOR series by JoAnn Ross, which is set in a very small town in Washington state in the often cold, rainy, and dreary Pacific Northwest. We meet the characters and get to know them a little at a tim
OED Word of the Day: pulveratrix, n. A bird which maintains its feathers by driving dust into the plumage and shaking it out
From New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima. A great book on a very unfamiliar subject.I am a big military history buff, but I have to admit that I do not rec
The Longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel: The Ngaio Marsh Award represents the very best in Kiwi Crime. Marlborough Man by Alan Carter (Fremantle Press)Baby by Annaleese Jochems (Vitoria University Press)See You In September b
Bob, by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (Feiwel & Friends, May 2018), is a charmer.  In all honesty, I was a bit surprised when I found myself charmed.  This is because I find the idea of small green creatures (possibly zombies
THE UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE is a romantic suspense and has lots of action. Take two warring, power-hungry families who don’t always play by the rules–the Tate and the de Santis families–and all hell breaks loose. Wolf Tat
Format: Kindle (Amazon)File Size: 3476 KBPrint Length: 494 pagesPage Numbers Source ISBN: 1781090262Publisher: Vintage Digital (April 5, 2018)Publication Date: April 5, 2018 Sold by: PRH UK Language: EnglishASIN: B01N6STDISSynopsis 
Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng (F, 30s, carrying WNYC tote, grey flats, blonde, WTC Path)
I enjoyed 'The Bear and the Nightingale' enough to want to see how Arden would continue her story, so got a kindle version of 'The Girl in the Tower' to read on my phone. It's not a format I'm particularly fond of, but I'm not a big fan of expensive
#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Jenni L. Walsh is an author of historical fiction. Her two novels, Becoming Bonnieand Side by Side (out on June 5 from Forge Books), imagine the iconic Bonnie and Clyde through Bonnies eyes. You can visit
Kat Holloway is relatively young to be a sought-after cook. She has just taken a position in Lord Rankins Mayfair mansion and is beginning her first full day of duties when she stumbles across something in the pantry. Alas, the something turns out to
A Post in Observation of Harvey Milk Day Harvey MilkMay 22, 1930 born Woodmere, NY January 28, 1978 - Elected to The Board of Supervisors of San Francisco - first openly Gay elected official in the history of California Nov
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan (F, 20s, sunglasses on head, black sneakers, green coat, black jeans, NWK Path)
The Oder drew a border line up and down the country, writing a Here and a There in the sandy earth. Under it, however, countless watery question marks and intertwining letters tugged in both directions, east and west, a water-script of histories gran
The most important day of the year has come and gone–yes, I’m talking about the Royal Wedding The post Harry and Meghan: My Wedding of the Century appeared first on Avon Romance.The most important day of the year has come and gone
Mark Edwards:Writing Retreatsand Writing The Retreat Recently I spent a week at a writers retreat in the south of France to start work on my fifteenth novel. The previous fourteen, half a dozen of which were co-authored, were written at desk
Thanks to Romance Junkies Reviews for giving me this book to read in return for an honest review. THE DUKE OF HER DESIRE is the second book in the Diamonds in the Rough series. I did not read the first book. This book does refer to her brothers story
LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE AGAIN AGAIN NOW! Photo credit – Lisa Gatzke Urbana trio Motes has announced their new album, Crash The Day, out 6/8 on Heirship Records. Paste Magazine premiered the album’s first single, “Again Ag
The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday (M, 30s, light blue pants, glasses, track jacket, polka dot shirt, NWK Path)