Tag Archives: Book Review

Readers Advisory: Series for Advanced Young Readers

My cousin once asked me if I had any recommendations for her advanced young reader. She tended towards fantasy, and needed a few series to keep her busy. She had just finished Harry Potter, and my cousin wanted some things … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Book Review, “After the End” by Amy Plum

“I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I’m all I’ve got now. I can’t trust anyone.” World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They’ve … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, “Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” by Pamela Druckerman, Abby Craden

 The secret behind France’s astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, Redshirts by John Scalzi

 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s … Continue reading

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Readers Advisory: Book Review, “Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson” by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Book Reviews, “Lock In” by John Scalzi

Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselvs “locked in”—fully … Continue reading

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Prequel to “Lock In”: “Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome” by John Scalzi

Prequel: “Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome” by John Scalzi A new near-future science fiction novella by John Scalzi, one of the most popular authors in modern SF. Unlocked traces the medical history behind a virus that will sweep … Continue reading

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