Lately, I have been thinking a lot about picture books. Maybe it is because I am doing preschool and baby storytimes this summer or maybe […]
Let me backtrack to Dean Koontz’s first Odd novel, Odd Thomas, in which the charming, quirky Odd is introduced. He is a twenty year old […]
After reading the erotic novel The Sweetest Taboo by Risque made me ponder many things: What is the sweetest taboo? Since there is no such thing […]
I first came across Diary of a Wimpy Kid in a Philip Morris column a long time ago. I thought any book that the sagacious […]
James Howard Kunstler’s recent World Made By Hand is only one of a number of dystopian novels to be published in the last few years–and […]
Use our catalogue to reserve this book or listen to it on CD. You know who gets a raw deal? The Norse gods. I’m not talking […]
Hildy lives in a small town full of apple orchards. She is a star reporter for her school’s newspaper. As a pesky ghost threatens to […]
If you didn’t love books you probably wouldn’t be checking out our Readers’ Advisory blog site. So, I imagine you’ve heard how books can inspire you, change your life or entertain you, etc, etc. But, have you ever heard that books can upgrade you to first class?
Here’s the scenario and how it worked for me. Try it at your own risk.
If you like quality mysteries, try award-winning The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney. This mystery is also an outstanding historical novel, set in the […]
We RATS have been reading historical fiction lately and I decided that I should wrench myself out of medieval England and read something different. I came across The Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter set in post Civil War Lousiana. Certainly something different. It involves a young doctor, estranged from his family, who is walking to Magdalene, an asylum for women, to take a position as the house doctor. He has been given the job as a favor from one of his father’s former colleagues. On the way he finds the body of a woman in a creek. She is one of the inmates and he arrives carrying her body and thus begins his career at Magdalene.