Monthly Archives: April 2012

Book Review- The Brotherband Chronicles: Book 1 The Outcasts by John Flanagan

This new series is an outgrowth from Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series.  If you have read that series you will know what this one is like.  I am not disparaging Flanagan’s work; I found the story to be engaging with likeable … Continue reading

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Book Review- Steve Jobs: The man who thought different by Karen Blumenthal

An apple with a bite taken out of it.   A tall man on stage wearing a black mock turtleneck with matching jeans.  These iconic images from the last half of the twentieth century embody the public faces of one of … Continue reading

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Book Review-Chomp by Carl Hiaasen.

Wahoo lives in south Florida and works for his father, a wildlife handler, helping to take care of animals that have found a haven on their property.  But times are tight; Wahoo’s mother must take a job in China to … Continue reading

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Book Review- The Girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making by Catherynne M. Valente.

If Alice in Wonderland had been written in this century it might have turned out like this.  September is taken to Fairyland by the Green Wind on the back of the Leopard of little breezes.  The main character is a … Continue reading

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Book Review- The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin

This book has garnered awards and they are justified.  I never expected to come across a biography that read like an adventure novel.  I was swept away by the narrative and literally had difficulty putting this book down.  The book … Continue reading

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Book Review- A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

When Elodie leaves her home and travels to the country of Lepai to begin an apprenticeship with weavers she was warned about whited sepulchers, ogres and dragons.  Instead what she discovers is those who act kind may be liars, evil … Continue reading

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