The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love.… Continue reading

The Film Club by David Gilmour

It was an unconventional deal: Jesse could drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent – but he had to watch three films a week … of his father’s choosing. This… Continue reading

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

After their mother abandons the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-Aunt Cilla’s house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope… Continue reading

Klee Wyck by Emily Carr

Emily Carr was “Klee Wyck”, “Laughing One”, to the Indians of British Columbia. She went among them to paint their totems and villages and her experiences form the basis for the pieces in… Continue reading

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

The fourth book in the Uglies trilogy and I loved it! Despite needing to have read the trilogy to understand this book, it still manages to stand apart. Westerfeld created a profound future… Continue reading

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

This beautiful story follows the loving and mysterious character of Fanny Price, and her challenges as she is brought into a world of riches and elegance by her rich Uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram.… Continue reading

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The company began to disperse when the dancing was over – enough to leave space for the remainder to walk about in some comfort; and now was the time for a heroine, who… Continue reading

The Case Of The Case Of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

The inside of the Red Herring was shabby and dim and smelled like beards. Steve paused behind the bronze book [statue], took a few deep breaths, then ran into the open. Ropes wrapped… Continue reading

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Let’s talk about hair. Why do I call it “yellow” hair and not “blond” hair? Because I’m pretty sure everybody calls my hair “brown”. When I read fairy tales to my daughter I… Continue reading

Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

And then, with a gentle spasm, the school bus drives off, taking my brave Benny to the next beautiful stop. Leaving me holding a reminder that bodies are just experiments. Glass to hold… Continue reading

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