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    Hyde—The Other Side of the Story »

    I had some interesting discussions with co-workers as to the foundations of the disorder that afflicted Dr. Henry Jekyll. I mean, what exactly was the guy’s problem! Some of them thought Jekyll might be schizophrenic, but there were certain aspects of his behavior that argued against it. Of course we were all aware that Robert […]

    Start Your New Year Right »

    In need of a end of year pick me up? Or not sure what to start the new year with? Why not try one of these teen treats that will even have the adults talking about them and scouring shelves for sequesl and other titles by these authors.  Each is for ages 13 and up […]

    The Year of the Beasts »

    Digging through my old copies of books, I came across a graphic novel that has a twist. Half is in the graphic novel format (text and illustrations) but the other half is a straight out story. I was very interested since I do not usually like graphic novels, but enjoy the novels of Cecil Castellucci. […]

    Futilely evoking Jack »

    I recently read a piece on the editorial page of the New York Times about a website that completely disdains negative book reviews. The author of the article, who perhaps is not familiar with 50 Shades of Grey and its spawn, thought it was a really worthy idea. The world is brimming over with negativity. […]

    Say Hello to Rebel »

    Say Hello to Rebel in Good Bye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell. Rebecca Blue (Rebel to her friends….if she had them) dances to her own drummer. She doesn’t need anyone.  But when she meets Kennedy Green (too good to be true…or so she seems) Rebel is tossed into an adventure she never expected….one that leads […]

    Growing up early »

    “You should know by now, son, that the world began when I was born.” — Henry Stands in The Road to Reckoning James Scott’s new novel, The Kept, and Robert Lauter’s The Road to Reckoning have a lot of things in common besides their considerable capacity for providing enjoyment to the reader. Both books have […]

    Turkey books and a good time »

    Today’s blog is a little different than usual.  Instead of telling you about books I have read, I will tell you about books I want to read before and during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I am a big fan of the Macy Day Parade.  I watch as much as I can and yes…..I still have […]

    Treats but no Tricks »

    Halloween is Thursday but there is still time to get your Halloween books.A few that I think you’ll just sink your teeth into are the following: The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano and illustrated by Sophie Blackall Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover by Anne Marie Pace  Dracula: Little Master Stoker (BabyLit Books) by […]

    Two Ladies, Two Stories »

    I was looking for books the other day to read.  And one of my coworkers pointed outJane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt. The way she recommended it to me was: everyone on staff who has read this has loved it! High praise I thought. She went on to tell me a little about […]

    Another not-so-Great Gatsby »

    Hollywood never has had much luck with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald never had much luck in Hollywood. The only film he ever got screen credit for scriptwriting was Frank Borzage’s 1938 wartime romance, Three Comrades. And, as if the injury done to Tender Is the Night and The Last Tycoon wasn’t bad enough, the […]

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