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BOOTS AND PIECES by Emily Ecton

September 26, 2008

After Stacy Sizemore, the snooty next door neighbor, goes missing, then turns up missing pieces, Arlie Jacobs is compelled to look into the mystery. Unfortunately for her, the mystery turns more into a dangerous walk through swampy horror to a tentacled monster that craves human flesh. Emily Ecton is a new author, but she’s currently […]

CURSE OF THE KITTY LITTER by Kirk Scroggs

August 15, 2008

I don’t know how many people are reading Kirk Scroggs’s Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features series. I’m telling everyone about them and no one else seems to have heard of them. But more people need to be reading these books. Or at least corrupting the minds of elementary kids with them! With the publication of […]

THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER by Angie Fox

August 11, 2008

  Debut author Angie Fox kickstarts her new novel, The Accidental Demon Slayer, and peels out for action and adventure. From the first page on, thirty-year old pre-school teacher Lizzie Brown has her life turned upside down and inside out by her biker witch grandma (who she’d never before laid eyes on) and demonic menaces […]

SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT by Derek Landy

July 4, 2008

Another fantasy series geared for the 9-12 crowd (and suitable for adults!) arrived on the shelves last year. I bought Skulduggery Pleasant last year and misplaced it in the jumble of books I constantly cycle through. It wasn’t until I saw (and purchased) the second novel, Playing With Fire, that I remembered the first book […]

BONK: THE CURIOUS COUPLING OF SCIENCE AND SEX by Mary Roach

May 10, 2008

Once upon a time, Dr. Isaac Asimov attempted to explain the world to everybody. When I was growing up, I devoured both his science fiction and his non-fiction, learning a lot about what had already happened in the world, what was happening at the present, and what yet might happen. I enjoyed his non-fiction books […]

Coming Soon: SWINE NOT? by Jimmy Buffett

May 6, 2008

  When most folks think of Jimmy Buffett, they think of Parrotheads and familiar tunes a lot of people have grown up with. “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” are among the songs fans always cry out for during concerts. Buffett is also a noted pilot and collector of old airplanes. He’s even been […]

PASTA FAZOOL FOR THE WISEGUY’S SOUL by Brian M. Thomsen

May 5, 2008

Since Chicken Soup for the Soul came out (followed immediately by dozens more books), I’ve been intrigued by the various topics and phases of life you could give chicken soup for. I’ve been likewise intrigued why it always has to be chicken soup. But the self-help and motivational industry has been sparked into establishing a […]

PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich

March 24, 2008

No one makes me laugh the way Stephanie Plum does. She would have fit right in with my family, and I have to admit that we have to be related somewhere down the genetic road. Then again, maybe it’s just Janet Evanovich’s skill as an author to expose all the wackos inside the family unit […]

LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA by Candace Fleming

March 11, 2008

Lowji Discovers America is a fun book with a great message. It’s also one of 2008’s Children’s Sequoyah Masterlist reads. Author Candace Fleming tells Lowji’s story in a great first-person voice that will doubtless have young readers rolling in the aisles as the hero tries to figure out how things are done in his new […]

ATOMIC LOBSTER by Tim Dorsey

February 4, 2008

I’ve got a new hero! And a brand-new series to read! But I don’t think most people are going to appreciate him as much as I do, or even be twisted enough to get the gonzo humor involved. Nor will most appreciate that hero’s penchant for taking people toilet snorkeling when they disagree with him. […]