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    Cats and Dogs and Books. Oh my! »

    Are you a cat or dog person? If you have to label me, I go with cats and a cat named Serendipity. You can indulge your love of our feline friends with Serendipity and Me by Judith Roth. Sara wants a cat. But her father is set against it. However, he will not say way. […]

    Paleofantasy by Marlene Zuk »

    I first heard of Paleofantasy when our rep from WW Norton, David Goldberg, came in to some upcoming releases.  Naturally I snatched up the book as though everyone in the room would immediately lunge for it, but, as usual, my co-workers just stared at me.  It’s no secret that I love science, but this whole […]

    Like This? Try That! »

    If you like Mockingbird by Kathryn Eskine, or The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, try Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz! All three share an unusual narrator: a teen that has Asperger’s Syndrome or autism. Caitlin (Mockingbird) might look “normal” but she has Asperger Syndrome. Her […]

    The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond »

    Many people fantasize about a world long gone, where life was less complicated by modern day complexities and technology. Diamond has set out to clarify just what we gave up by moving out of hunter-gatherer bands and into high rises. His latest book compares traditional societies with modern lifestyles without glorifying or vilifying either. Diamond explores […]

    Vermont: A Love Story »

    The Vermont Book Shelf promotes Vermont authors. Recently some have written “a love story” to Vermont.But each has their own reason for loving Vermont. My love of Vermont comes from many factors: such as being born and raised here; most of my family is here; the state is a wonderful collection of people, places and things […]

    Quirky Collections »

    I like short story collections. It is a great way to be introduced to a number of authors all at once. Plus, no handshaking involved! You just have to turn a page. Two new collections that are great page-turners and are as unique as they powerful areLetter Q by Sarah Moon and James Lecesne and […]

    Profess Your Love! Valentine’s Books »

    Do you love books? Valentine’s Day is a great day to profess that love by giving books to a beloved child. And you can do that with one of these treats! Tweet Hearts by Susan Reagan.  This delightful gem is that perfect item to travel with. It fits perfectly in a “to go bag” or […]

    Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill »

    Eating Dirt is not at all what I was expecting.  Tree planters are not the kind of people I was expecting either. Tree planters are down and dirty. They are not flowery people and Gill makes no attempt to hide all of the nitty gritty details of their working lives. She also makes no secret […]

    Ringing in the New Year »

    If you say it Gong Xi Fa Cai; Gong Hey Fat Choy or even Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai! they all say Happy New Year! On February 10, 2013 the Year of the Snake starts. Those born under the Snake can appear slippery and secretive, but they can also are good with money, smart, hard working, intelligent and […]

    Shackled by Faith »

    “Probably no other member of the church derives as much material benefit from his religion as (Tom) Cruise does, and consequently none bears a greater moral responsibility for the indignities inflicted on members, sometimes directly because of his membership.” – Lawrence Wright Religions are not so different from people. If you don’t look too deeply, […]

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