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Book Review: Corner
A tiny treasure that I hope will be read by many, many children!
Book Review: Flare, Corona
Having previously read The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, I felt a familiar sensation as I slipped into that uneasy, tissue-paper-thin comfort zone that Jeannine transports readers to so unnervingly well. Just a glance at…
Book Review: Acorn
I've been a dedicated reader of the Magnificent Devices series ever since the beginning. It's always fun when a new volume arrives, and Acorn is no exception.
Book Review: Nunslinger, Book One
This rousing story is written in colorful, authentic language that easily coaxes mental imagery in the reader's mind.
Book Review: Hurling Words into Darkness: A Book Doctor’s Dose of Brain Science for Writers
If you're looking for guidance and inspiration beyond the mechanics of writing, this is a good read to help round out your knowledge and expertise
Book Review: OMFG Bees!
his marvelous book is chock-full of happy drawings of bees, easy to understand information and descriptions of bees, and is just generally really excited about bees.
Book Review: NetGalley’s Book Advocate Toolkit
I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for anything called a 'toolkit'. This appeals to my self-taught, DIY driven nature.
Book Review: Avocado Anxiety
I gobbled up this book in one sitting - and then trotted out to the kitchen to inventory my fresh veggies.
Book Review: Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain
Well, I'm certainly going to need a fluffy, hopeful story for a chaser to this, but I'm glad I read it.
Book Review: Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.
Last year I bookmarked Unseelie Brothers, Ltd. at Uncanny's website, dropping the link into my browser's 'to read' folder. Unfortunately, I had so many things saved to read that this story ended up…
Book Review: Save the World
Having previously enjoyed Fix the World, I picked up its sister-book. The stories are very diverse, with some ideas I'd never entertained before.
Book Review: Follow The Lady
Future shades of Nine to Five! I think Dolly Parton would approve. This short revenge story packs a lot of punch and payback.
Book Review: Kai’s Healing Smiles
This simple boy meets man romance story is made complex by the characters themselves.
Book Review: My Dog is NOT a Scientist
It's time for the school's annual Science Fair and Yara is super-excited about it!
Book Review: Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom
We all have memories of good times with friends. And that's what Pearls of Wisdom is; Patty Sullivan's memories of her good friend Betty. She shares with us the at-home personal experiences -…
Book Review: The Dresden Files #5: Death Masks
Someday I'm going to figure out exactly *why* I'm compelled to read The Dresden Files.
- Action and Adventure, Book Review, Coming of Age, Detective and Mystery, Dystopian, Historical Fiction, Realist Fiction, Suspense and Thriller, Young Adult
Book Review: Back in the USSR
The back-cover synopsis had me lunging for this book, which I easily read in just a couple of evenings. It's quite the page-turner! Now, I'm not going to write a book report describing…
Book Review: Gargoyle
College life is difficult. Now, add on the extra challenge of being Mattie, a young gay man with a huge crush on a straight quarterback.
Book Review: Adventures of Jake the Snake V.I.P.E.R.
Jake is a snake, to be sure, but he's also a massssster words ssssmith who knows how to entertain kids while ssssneakily (ssssnakily?) increasing their vocabulary as well as knowledge of the world…
Book Review: Keeper of Enchanted Rooms
This is a book I probably shouldn't have liked... but in spite of that fact, I *loved* it.
Book Review: The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales
I enjoy re-imagined stories. It's fun to see a new twist on an old plot, through fresh writer-eyes. The Queen of Clocks did not disappoint.
Book Review: The Complete Book of Pasta Sauces
The Complete Book of Pasta Sauces: The Best Italian Pestos, Marinaras, Ragùs, and Other Cooked and Fresh Sauces for Every Type of Pasta Imaginable by Allan Bay My rating: 2 of 5 stars…
Book Review: Dead and Gondola
I do love finding a new cozy mystery. They make a refreshing change from the heavier stuff I tend to read a lot of. When I see a cozy that's the first in…
Book Review: Let’s Make Bread
What might seem at first to be a simple kid's recipe for baking a loaf of bread is really more than meets the eye.
Book Review: Stargate: The Definitive History
While the book 'definitively' lives up to its title, it presents information that any of us with a search engine could have collected.
Book Review: Let’s Be Frank: A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father, The Media Mogul You’ve Never Heard of
If you enjoy behind-the-scenes glimpses into what make all that magic show up on movie screens, televisions, and streaming technology, you'll find this book to be an eye-opener.
Book Review: Pairing Paws: Dog Breeds and Their Spirit Wines
I wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked into this coffee table-sized book with the beautiful cover, but by the time I'd read the last pairing - Yorkshire Terriers and Riesling -…
Book Review: Diasporican: A Puerto Rican Cookbook
Throughout history, countless sons and daughters have learned the history of their family and their culture while clutching the apron strings of a parent who talks and teaches while cooking a meal. Learning…
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Book Review: Clarity
Clarity by J. Scott Coatsworth My rating: 5 of 5 stars How much story can possibly be told in only 300 words? Quite a lot, actually. It’s no small feat to take a…
Book Review: The Lights of Prague
This book turned out to be a tug-of-war for my attention span. From the start, I was entranced by the setting of Prague at night. I loved the details, the exquisite worldbuilding, and…