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We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story

Posted on: January 22, 2016 at 10:04 am, in

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist“When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend”–the first line of this compelling and occasionally ridiculous true story.Josh Sundquist has written a funny, awkward memoir about his dating (or not-dating) foibles, and has done so with a good […]

Funny Girl

Posted on: January 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm, in

By Nick Hornby This story is set in the 1960’s about a girl from Blackpool England who dreams about becoming a comedic actor.  While I don’t think that this is one of Hornby’s best work – I felt disconnected from the protagonist, especially since the book jumps back and forth to different characters. I did […]

The Dark

Posted on: January 19, 2016 at 4:28 pm, in

The Dark By Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon KlassenLike many children, Laszlo is afraid of the dark.  The dark lives in his basement, where Laszlo does not go. Every morning, Laszlo opens the basement door, peeks at the dark and says, “Hi, dark.”  Maybe this way he can keep the dark at bay.   But the […]

Dr. Seuss’s A B C

Posted on: January 13, 2016 at 9:46 am, in

by Dr. Seuss,Dr. Seuss is a classic in any library and a must in any child’s literary repertoire. This adventure of the alphabet uses rhyme and alliteration to bring each letter to life. With whimsical illustrations Dr. Seuss makes learning your ABC’s really fun. You can find this and other wonderful ABC books in the […]

A Thousand Pieces of You

Posted on: January 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm, in

by Claudia Gray  Marguerite Caine is an artist in a family of scientists. Her parents are physicists that invented a device to travel to parallel-universes that they call the Firebird. When Marguerite’s father is murdered, all fingers point to one of his assistants: the quiet and awkward Paul, who immediately jumps into another universe to […]

Book of the Month: January – Dorothy Must Die

Posted on: January 1, 2016 at 12:30 am, in

By Danielle PaigeWe’ve all heard the tales. Dorothy, a simple farm girl from Kansas and her peppy little dog Toto, are whisked away by a tornado to a magical land called Oz. There she meets a strange assortment of friends, and in a deal with the Wizard of Oz she battles the Wicked Witch of the East […]