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Lions, Bunnies, and Nerds – New Book for Older Readers

The Lions of Little Rock (2012) by Kristin Levine It’s 1958 in Little Rock, Arkansas and twelve-year old Marlee won’t say a word – she is literally struck dumb in front of her classmates, too shy to speak in anything but one word sentences. When Liz, a pretty, self-confident new girl befriends and draws her […]

March 21st, 2012

Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Get ready for an original and highly entertaining romp through Fforde’s latest book, Shades of Grey.  In Jasper Fforde’s world a person’s status in society is determined by which color they see. People who see purple are the highest in society, followed by blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Those that see grey are considered […]

October 11th, 2011
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Too Good to Miss: James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is a mystery writer who’s too good to miss. Burke’s precise lyricism brings a depth to his stories that far transcends the typical mystery genre. His greatest creation, Detective Dave Robicheaux, is a police detective with the New Iberria Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana. He lives with a three-legged raccoon named Tripod, a […]

June 15th, 2011

Audiobook Review: Still Life

Audiobook Review—Still Life by Louise Penny. Narrated by Ralph Cosham. As far as audiobook performances go, Still Life is quite memorable.  Still Life introduces us to the kind yet firm and very likeable Quebecois Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. This is the first book in the Inspector Gamache series, and you’ll quickly be able to tell […]

April 7th, 2011