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Book Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Charlotte Holmes helps the police solve murders under the name Sherlock Holmes. When she becomes a social outcast due to a deflowering gone wrong, she relies on her wits, and a few chance encounters, to land on her feet, all while trying to clear the names of her father and sister who are somehow both implicated in a trio of seemingly unconnected and unexpected deaths. Sensible and analytical to a fault, yet not unaffected by the pull of heartstrings, Charlotte Holmes is a lively and witty new addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon. 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

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. This week, I received:  I Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gangby Leonce Gaiter9780615490106, Legba Books, $10.99 Judge Isaac C. Parker’s judicial tyranny over the entire 74,000-square-mile Indian Territory was coming to an end. Against this background, the multi-racial, … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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

Christmas Picture Book Round-Up

A round-up of new Christmas-themed books out this Fall 2011. ‘Tis the season, after all. The Third Giftby Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline9780547201955, Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), $16.99 From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season. The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures … Continue reading

Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Penguin

Previously in my capacity as Children’s Department Manager for the Odyssey Book Shop, I had the opportunity to look over publisher’s catalogues at the new books for each season. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Fall 2011 catalogues, so decided to revive my seasonal picture book highlights series. Disclaimer: I have … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My first, second, and eighth WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading – romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third, fourth, and eighth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary … Continue reading

Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The Replacementby Brenna Yovanoff97818595143372, $17.99, Razorbill (Penguin)Age appropriate: 14+ (some sexual content, macabre scenes) Every seven years in the town of Gentry, a child is taken and replaced with a look-alike that is not quite…human. The replacement child usually dies, leaving the family to grieve twice: once for the missing child and once for the replacement. … 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

Waiting on Wednesday: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My first and second WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading – romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third and fourth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. Now my fifth and sixth WoW posts are about adult literary fiction: … Continue reading

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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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