Archive of 2009 April

30Apr2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Picture Books
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Plenty of picture books

Man oh man, I could just keep a whole separate blog about picture books. There are just too many to write about. Wait, that could be a problem. There are too many good picture books out there and if I only blogged about them, I would get sucked into this universe that included me ignoring my children for the sake of reading picture books and that is just wrong in so many ways. I'll just stick t

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28Apr2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Kids

Want a free book?

Want some incentive for you child to do some summer reading? Or have a niece/nephew/grandchild/neighbor who might want a free book in exchange for cracking the books instead of zoning out in front of the tv? Go check out Barnes & Noble's promotion and download the reading journal the child has to fill out to receive their free book. They have until September to read eight books and keep a r

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27Apr2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction, Mystery

The Associate

I enjoy a John Grisham book as much as the next gal. When a new one comes out, I'm usually #375 on the holds list at the library, being too cheap to shell out $25 for it. His books are characterized (in case you don't live on Earth) by lawyers in trouble, using their wits to get themselves out of the grasps of greedy corporations/lawyers/individuals. I have my list of Grisham favorites and I ge

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23Apr2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Fiction
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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

I've had a hard time trying to categorize this book beyond just saying "fiction". It's a love story with mysteries and folk lore and villains. Let me give you the 411 on this very cool, very suspenseful, very amazing book. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker is all about our larger-than-life heroine, Truly Plaice. I write larger-than-life in the literal sense since she was bor

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20Apr2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Co-Review, Fiction
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Co-Review: Freddy and Fredericka

I almost didn't survive this book. I am one who rejects books based on trivial reasons. Font too small: reject. Character names too weird: reject. Too long and boring looking: reject. By all of my pathetic reasons, I never would have read this book had it not come so highly recommended and I had already put it in the sidebar as a co-review and I was too lazy to take it off. That and Caren wa

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