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The Good Girl

Posted on: April 30, 2015 at 4:48 pm, in

The good girlby Mary Kubica Mia Dennett is kidnapped and held at a remote location in Minnesota. Her captor, Colin Thatcher, did not want to kidnap her, and now doesn’t know what to do with her. The longer Colin waits though, the tougher it becomes to let Mia go. As Colin and Mia get to know […]

The Museum at Purgatory

Posted on: April 30, 2015 at 1:20 pm, in

By Nick Bantock Want to try something a little different? Want to try something that is part narrative story and part wonderful collection of art? Then may I reccomend picking up one of Nick Bantock’s books. Nick Bantock is probably best known for the Griffin & Sabine series. His books are filled with his collage […]

Wonder

Posted on: April 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm, in

By R.J PalacioThis is a must read, not only an award winner but also high acclaim from young and old. This is a wonderful story about a boy, home schooled for his entire life he is placed in a private school. Going from a protected environment and placed in a typical middle school where superficial […]

Tunnels

Posted on: April 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm, in

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian WilliamsIt’s been a long time since I read a fantasy novel that hooked me in immediately.  The discovery of another world is standard in many fantasy books, but the other world in this novel is rather unusual – it’s underground, right beneath our feet.  But no one, or very few, […]

Small Plates

Posted on: April 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm, in

By Katherine Hall PageHere is another collection of short stories for you, Small Plates. All mysteries and a little on the creepy side. I have read a few of Katherine Hall Pages novels but I had not tried her short stories. I am really glad that I picked this one up. I love a creepy […]

Down the Mysterly River

Posted on: April 8, 2015 at 11:35 pm, in

By Bill Willingham Award winning author, Bill Willingham brings us Down the Mysterly River. Through this tale readers get a glimpse into a world beyond the pages of a book. This is a suspenseful story about friendship and adventure. Four unconventional friends meet and take off on a mysterious undertaking. Our main character Max, one […]

A Fire Upon the Deep

Posted on: April 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm, in

The Hugo Awards shortlist were recently announced so I thought I’d go back and read a previous winner.  A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge was the co-winner in 1993.The Galaxy is inhabited with thousands of civilizations.  The farther from the core, the more advanced the technology and the intelligence of each species.  This isn’t […]

H is for Hawk

Posted on: April 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm, in

H is for Hawkby Helen MacdonaldI don’t read a lot of non-fiction, but when I read a review about how fantastic this book was I decided to give it a try – and I’m so glad I did! First of all, the writing is phenomenal. The author Helen Macdonald definitely has a way with words […]

The Truth About Nature: A Family’s Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors

Posted on: April 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm, in

The Truth About Natureby Stacy Tornio     Organized by season, this wonderful non-fiction book is an interactive guidebook busting myths like whether or not a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s or if all woodpeckers peck wood.  The book encourages curiosity and exploring the great outdoors. It covers a wide range of topics from animals, […]