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Fiction

Bad bird. Good read.

Fasten your seatbelts, passengers. Just before Eugenie Conklin's plane took a nosedive, she tossed out a camera case. Did it hold an unusual set of photos?

Next stop, Zanesville

The fourteen-year-old narrator of In Zanesville is a late bloomer.

NYPD meets NYPL

Nobody taught us this in library school. In The Dewey Decimal System, New York City is a shadow of its former self. 

Vikings! Moors! Action!

Looking for adventure? Frans Gunnar Bengtsson's The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century, when the Vikings rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia all the way to Byzantium. 

Just Wilde about vampires?

The game's afoot, Oscar. In 1890, at a glamorous party hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Albemarle, all of London's high society--including the Prince of Wales-- is in attendance at what promises to be the event of the season.

Jane Austen's Notes and Notability


It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single book in possession of a good reputation is in want of a study guide.

The Mistress of Nothing

book jacketRecently I picked up "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger.  This novel, based on a true story was set mainly in Egypt during the mid-1800's. Lady Duff Gordon has contracted the dibilitating disease called tuberculosis and is forced to leave her family in England and move to the hot climate of Egypt in order to extend her life. With her comes her fiercely loyal lady's maid, Sally and together they make a new home in this foreign land. Told from Sally's perspective, the reader easily

For a life, press "1"

Maxwell Sim can’t make a meaningful connection. He maintains an e-mail correspondence with his estranged wife under a false identity; his daughter prefers her BlackBerry to his conversation; and his best friend won’t return his calls. He has seventy friends on Facebook, but nobody to talk to.

A billion reasons why

Katie McKenna leads a perfect life. Or so she thinks.

What's your reading passion?

Do you read about your passion? I've mentioned before that I read mostly fiction but lately I've delved into reading about my own passion which is running. It really is wonderful to pick up a book that is about something you love. You can get some great advice and in my case