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Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter ISBN: 9780061928123 (Hardcover | Published June 12, 2012 | Harper) I’m in an informal book club with a group of lovely women my friend Jaime (a landscape architect) brought together. We came together to celebrate Jaime’s birthday, and in a very natural way throughout the course of the evening, we decided … Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme. I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My posts about adult literary fiction are here: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here: … Continue reading

Book Review: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, Book 2)by Ally Carter9781423147954, $16.99, Disney-Hyperion (HarperCollins) Teenage girl thief. That should really be ‘nough said, right? Kat (Katarina Bishop) comes from a family of thieves. One of THE family of thieves (of which there are about 7 in the world). In book 1, Heist Society, Kat tries to give up … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.   My posts about adult literary fiction are here: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks   My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here: Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here by … Continue reading

Book Review: Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy

Miss Timmins’ School for Girlsby Nayana Currimbhoy9780061997747, $14.99, HarperCollins I don’t know what made me pick this book up. I don’t remember if I saw it advertised somewhere online, or if someone recommended it on Goodreads, or if I just saw it on the new books shelf, but for whatever reason I checked it out … Continue reading

Book Review: House of Dolls by Francesca Lia Block, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

House of Dollsby Francesca Lia Block, illustrated by Barbara McClintock9780061130946, HarperCollings, $15.99 Known for being poetic and surreal while featuring elements from the real world, Francesca Lia Block’s latest, House of Dolls, is lovingly illustrated and difficult to sell. Its charming trim size and brightly-colored cover make it appeal to a picture book audience, but … Continue reading

Book Review: Burning Bright: Stories by Ron Rash

Burning Bright: Storiesby Ron Rash9780061804120, Ecco Press (HarperCollins), $12.99 Though I had every intention of attending his appearance at Harvard Book Store last month, I’m afraid in the end I missed it. I did, however, finish reading his book on the day of the event. Despite my missed attendance, everything else about this book was … Continue reading

March Book Events

I’ve just decided on a new New Year’s resolution (yes, I know it’s March). Inspired by my friend Kate, who decided to make a concerted effort to see one live music performance each month, I’ve decided to attend one live literary event each month. “Literary event” can be broadly defined; it doesn’t have to mean … Continue reading

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Happy Valentine’s Day! My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall9780061915109, Greenwillow (HarperCollins), $16.99

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The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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