July 16, 2012

Submit Here

Last week we had all 5-star reviews; we'll calm down a little this week and give 4-star reviews.  Still great books!

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell.  4 out of 5.  "Another thought-provoking and surprising volume from Gladwell, this collection of essays written for The New Yorker magazine is fascinating.  The stories examine our assumptions and knowledge concerning a range of topics from fault for the Challenger explosion to our obsession with only one flavor of ketchup!"

My Life in Heavy Metal by Steve Almond.  4 out of 5.  "This collection of short stories captured my attention because although they were all vastly different from one another in theme and setting, they all centered around somewhat disenfranchised main characters who were confused about love or romance that found themselves in empty or doomed relationships that were often fleeting."

8th Confession by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.  4 out of 5.  "Another excellent adventure for the Women's Murder Club.  Several unexpected twists with 2 cases to solve.  Gets a creepty factor with the snakes."

Knock Out by Catherine Coulter.  4 out of 5.  "A good [fast]-paced story that at times is hard to put down.  Tends to stretch the imagination a bit with the ESP angle, but overall a good story."

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich.  4 out of 5.  "A fun spin-off of the Stephanie Plum books.  A great summer read that will keep you laughing as you go.  But, beware, the story will leave you craving cupcakes!"
[Your anonymous librarian here!  I just finished reading the second in this spin-off series, Wicked Business.  If you like Evanovich's style in the Plum books, this is a great series.  If you think she tends to be a little too silly, try instead her recent co-written work, Love in a Nutshell.  The coauthor keeps Evanovich from going too over the top; there are some exploded cars, a la Stephanie, in Wicked Business.  And now, back to the music.]

 The Fallen: Demon by Kristina Douglas.  4 out of 5.  "The miscommunication between the two main characters was amusing.  The story moved at a reasonable pace.  An excellent, quick, summer, or any other time you want something that doesn't require much focus, read.  I'm ready for the next in this series."

Thanks, patron reviewers!  We've had quite a few submissions for this year, so check out reviews posted across from the Information Desk, near the inside book drop; I'll see about getting them posted online sometime down the road as well.

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