I have a bunch of YA audiobooks, followed by a handful of mysteries and a Connie Willis novel, to recommend. First up, YA: Raymie Nightengale, by Kate DiCamillo (Read by Jenna Lamia) Raymie Clarke is an 11 year-old girl whose father has just run off with a dental hygienist. She knows the only way to bring him back… Continue reading Quick Lit: December 2016
I’ve been lazy about posting book reviews lately, but I am inspired by a recent read that knocked my socks off. So, without further ado: Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel was a joyous romp of a book. Part treasure hunt, part crash course into my teenaged sons’ pop culture vocabulary, part epic… Continue reading Quick Lit: October 2016
Fall is my favorite time to run. Long sleeves, crisp afternoons, slanting afternoon sun that makes everything look golden… what’s not to love? But I’m not running this fall. Welcome to my pity party. Thanks for coming. Two weeks before our trip to England, I began having pain in my foot. A few more runs,… Continue reading A Pity Party: You’re Invited
Kuhn’s first book, The Semester of our Discontent, is a cozy set in the English department of a college. Lila MacLean has just been hired and quickly stumbles on a murder. I loved the college setting and appreciated the inside view on departmental politics. In the Bleak Midwinter. Spencer-Fleming has eight books going in this series.… Continue reading Quick Lit: July 2016
I have a stack of non-fiction I haven’t had the brains for this month. But I have some good “Calgon, take me away!” titles for you, most of which fall in the middle of series that I already know and love. How the Light Gets In (Louise Penny) I haven’t read the Inspector Gamache series… Continue reading Quick Lit: June 2016
Laura DiSilverio (author of The Reckoning Stones) is offering a giveaway of her latest book, Incubation! It’s the first in her new YA dystopian series of the same title.
I can’t say how thrilled I am about the choice of Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill and to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10. I’ve never loved Andrew Jackson. Have you read this beautiful book about Harriet Tubman? It’s Moses: How Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Weatherford and Nelson), and it’s a Caldecott… Continue reading Woo-hoo! The $20 bill