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City of Glass

Continuing on with the best-selling teen urban fantasy series… City of Glass. Mortal Instruments Book 3. by Cassandra Clare. As our story opens, Clary is packing for her first trip to Alicante, capital of the historic home of the Shadowhunters … Continue reading

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City of Bones

Long-time readers may remember that I first picked up Clockwork Angel, straight off the returns cart at work, because it looked like steampunk, having completely missed it in the list of bestselling children’s and YA fiction that I faithfully read … Continue reading

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Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. This is the third and final book in Clare’s Infernal Devices series, which itself is a prequel to her ongoing, longer Mortal Instruments series. And if anyone isn’t aware, the movie of the first book … Continue reading

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A Discovery of Witches

It’s another bestseller. But it wasn’t on the bestseller list when I read a review of it and decided that it looked too fun to pass up. I even had to return it partway through and go back on the … Continue reading

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NurtureShock

NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman Our “common sense” about children reflects a lot of thinking that hasn’t held up to testing, usually along the lines that children react like adults. This book by award-wining science journalists tells what … Continue reading

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The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Is happiness really worth pursuing? Rubin decides that yes, it is. Her happiness affects her whole family’s happiness, and she doesn’t want the best years of her life to slip by without her being … Continue reading

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Ann Barrows. Read by Various (cast) Another book that deserves to be a bestseller. Writer Juliet Ashton made a living writing humor about World War II, but … Continue reading

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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Not dead. Just now getting over early pregnancy narcolepsy. I’ve been reading lots of books while doing lots of eating, but having difficulty finding the energy to write reviews on top of everything else that needs to get done. I’m … Continue reading

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The Friday Night Knitting Club

This one has been on the bestseller list for a while. I resisted reading it. Probably because the ladies were going to be dealing with depressing stuff and because it was a bestseller? So much for knowing my own tastes. … Continue reading

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People of the Book

Could I resist a book about the travels of a beautiful illuminated book? No, I couldn’t. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks It’s 1996. Hanna Heath is a young Australian book conservator, asked to work on the famous Sarajevo … Continue reading

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