Archive for April 2014

Throwback Thursday: I Still Have My Favorite Children's Books

Throwback Thursday: I Still Have My Favorite Children's Books
Are you the kind of person that sneaks peeks in medicine cabinets when you are in someone else’s house? I’ve got a better place to creep. Try the bookshelf. You can learn a lot about a person by the books (or lack thereof) on display. Overdue library books? Either they’re lazy, a thief or unable... Read more »

Book Review: The Good Luck of Right Now

Book Review: The Good Luck of Right Now
It would be fair to say my reaction to this book is wholly affected by a whole-lotta-personal going on right now. But even people already living Bartholomew’s “fairy tale” will love Matthew Quick’s “The Good Luck of Right Now.” From the author of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Boy 21,” Quick’s latest is a series of... Read more »

Book Review: School Board by Mike Freedman

Book Review: School Board by Mike Freedman
You know that moment when you are reading a book, wondering exactly who the hero is, and then, Kablammo? Debut author Mike Freedman offers up a few in “School Board,” a raucous take on the most local of politics, the school board. At the center of the story is 18-year-old Tucker “Catfish” Davis, a high... Read more »
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Book Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

Book Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron
Short answer: It’s Room 2.0. Long answer: Claire Cameron’s “The Bear” is a gut-wrenching trip through the Canadian wilderness with a 5-year-old as your guide, a roller coaster of emotions as you hope and pray Anna and her 2-year-old brother Alex make it to safety before they succumb to the perils of wilderness, including the... Read more »