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Book Review: Pretty Neat: Get Organized and Let Go of Perfection, by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch

I’ve already shared the disaster and embarrassment known as our Family Junk Pile –  it’s no wonder then that I jumped on the chance to review Pretty Neat: the buttoned-up...

Book Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman

The various motifs in Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt have all been done before:  tragic circumstances, a wide-eyed and courageous young protagonist, The South with its...

Book Review: Sookie Stackhouse series, by Charlaine Harris

Before reading Charlaine Harris’ Dead Until Dark, the first book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series starring Sookie Stackhouse, I did a quick poll on Twitter:  is the sexual...

Children’s Book Review: I’m Not Sleepy, by Jonathan Allen

We were recently introduced to children’s author Jonathan Allen, and the sassy Baby Owl from his “I’m Not…” series of books (Hyperion Books for Children).  In...

Book Review: Her Fearful Symmetry, on Blissfully Domestic

I am now a Contributing Columnist for the Books section of mega-site Blissfully Domestic. My first review is now up - come read about Audrey Niffenegger’s follow-up to The Time...

CLOSED: Book Review & Giveaway: Spaceheadz Book #1, by Jon Scieszka

Spaceheadz, a middle reader book released by Simon & Schuster this summer, might just feature any 5th grade boy’s worst nightmare…OR dream come true. That’s because...

Book Review: Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

I won Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen, about a year ago from another blog’s giveaway, and for some reason have let it sit at the bottom of my To Be Read pile. Having now just...

Book Review: Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater

Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)   Synopsis: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her...