Another Sweet Valley University book, I'm pretty sure I know Billie's secret.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The final book in this teen zombie series. I've loved them all, these weren't light and fluffy books, and each one had moments that had me angry and/or heartbroken but still kept me eagerly reading. While they may be in the teen section, these are still an outstanding read.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I'd seen this reviewed on another site (unshelved.com???) and thought it looked interesting. It features a troupe of performers made up a bearded lady, a fire breather and a stigmata performer along with others. This book explored our search for a relationship for God and family. A solid read, all in all.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The new 52 is the revamping of the comic book world and Wonder Woman and Superman are hooking up. When you're two of the most powerful people on Earth, you're not allowed to have a normal relationship. This was GREAT! I'm now collecting this series along with my regular Wonder Woman subscription.
A look at the history of the creator of Wonder Woman, his alternative lifestyle, and the early days of Wonder Woman. As a Wonder Woman fan, this is an absolute must read.
The Adventure of the Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by Loren Estleman, 272 pages
I love Sherlock and there isn't anything better than a short story collection featuring new pastiches by good authors.
Our book for book club this month. It is the story of Owen Brown, one of John Brown's, of Harper's Ferry fame, sons.
My brother wrote this book and it's a collection featuring people from Jefferson City who went to war.
These are the height of fine literature, but seeing a new one on the shelf makes me happy and I always have to fight off my 18- and 12-year-old daughters when I bring one home. How many books can you say that about?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Meghan had reviewed this book and really liked it so I thought I'd give it a go. Of course, I then had to wait for both of my kids to read it before I got a chance. Imagine being a teenager and finding out your parents wear costumes and meet with other costumed people. You'd think they were superheroes, but wait, what if it turned out they were actually super villains?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I love anything fairytale based, and this series has been a lot of fun. What happens when the Prince Charmings of our stories are actually as suave, dashing and great as the tales make them out to be? The Princes are tired of having their characters maligned and names forgotten, and they'll continue to try to be heroes until it kills them. This is a really fun series.
Monday, July 14, 2014
I've read about the golem before, supposedly it's a creature created by a rabbi to help protect the Jews during a purge. I've never seen it used against the Germans before. This was a great take on an old folktale.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
A great zombie??? book with an interesting twist. I especially enjoyed how the author showcased the emotional toll a zombie apocalypse would take on people, with an emphasis on children and teens. Now I just have to wait until I can get the next book.
Alfred Hitchcock & the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Green Ghost by Robert Arthur, 181 pages
I'd read most of these books as a kid and always enjoy going back. Even as an elementary student I was hooked on mysteries.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
This was one of the funniest books I'd read recently. Covering life in the suburbs of Kansas, this author covered playdates, mommy wars, pajamas in the school pickup lane, husbands, and neighbors perfectly. I love her snarky attitude and her honesty about about not helping with homework because she'd rather watch her DVR. I will be reading everything this author writes because she is the voice I hear inside my head. I would go to one of her book signings, except I'm too lazy to get dressed on my day off and I'm pretty sure she's too lazy to hold one.
As a fellow library worker, this book was FUNNY and spot on. Most people think that a library is a quiet placed filled with patrons who love to read, but sometimes that is the farthest thing from the truth. The library is more a baby sitter, video store and computer lab than a place with books for many people. Plus, the poop and sex can get a little old. Plus, the fact that the stories were filled under Dewey label added to the enjoyment. I will be adding this book to my personal collection. This book should be mandatory reading for all library patrons and new employees.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Chelsey had reviewed this earlier and it sounded so interesting that I placed a hold for the e-book. Then, lo and behold, a copy showed up on the sales shelf. Before I could read it though, my youngest read it, become hooked and ended up borrowing the next two books from a friend. Then, my oldest snagged it and I had to spend a 3 hour car trip listening to them rave about the book with me telling them to stop telling plot details. I finally got a chance to read it and I could see what the fuss was about. Basically, this is Hunger Games meets the Bachelor. I'm definitely going to read the next book, because I need to know who she ends up with.