Monthly Archives: June 2010

“The Little Giant of Aberdeen County” by Tiffany Baker

Truly Plaice was born too big. “A giant,” as her tactless teacher, Miss Sparrow, puts it. And in the little town of Aberdeen, anyone who is out of the ordinary has to bear the town’s ridicule.

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Searching for a trashy beach read? Looking no further than V.C. Andrews’ classic “Flowers in the Attic”

While looking for a book to read while lounging at the pool last weekend, I came across a torn and used copy of V.C. Andrews’ novel “Flowers in the Attic” at the York Emporium. I had read the book (and … Continue reading

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‘Strings Attached’ offers something different to the lit scene

In the Acknowledgements and Author’s Notes, Nick Nolan wrote that his book, “Strings Attached” was inspired by his visit to a young adult book fair. He noticed that the girls gravitated toward stories about “school drama and cute boys,” and … Continue reading

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‘Insatiable’ not another whiny vampire novel

If I would ask Meg Cabot, “Is the reading world sick of vampires yet?” her answer would be an enthusiastic “NO!” A little over a year after the last “Twilight” book in the series came out, Meg Cabot jumped on … Continue reading

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‘Any Body’s Guess’ for science fans

When I was in third grade, I remember reading a book called “Grossology” by Sylvia Branzei and Jack Keely. The book shared many fun facts about the human body, like where sweat comes from and how many cups of snot … Continue reading

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“Spring’s Renewal” by Shelley Shepard Gray

A review of “Spring’s Renewal” by Shelley Shepard Gray from reader Mary Joe Vukmanic: I enjoyed this book. It’s an improvement over “Winter’s Awakening,” the first book in Gray’s Seasons of Sugarcreek series. The story line was more complex and … Continue reading

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“The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner”

A review of “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (an Eclipse novella)” by Stephenie Meyer from reader Loretta Martin: For those of you who, like me, are trying to wait patiently for “Eclipse” to come out (June 30), Stephenie … Continue reading

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Spider is the culprit in local teen love story

By BETH VRABEL For the Daily Record/Sunday News Teenagers in a love triangle struggle with the curse of a bite that condemns them to immortality and secrecy. No, this isn’t the “Twilight” saga by Stephenie Meyer. “The market was covered … Continue reading

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Library has plenty of pop culture

DEBORAH SULLIVAN On the shelves It is no secret that television shows and celebrities have an influence on our culture. When Oprah endorses a book or a product it catapults toward success. Trends are set in fashion and hair; think … Continue reading

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“The Good Mayor” by Andrew Nicoll

What a charming book! The “good mayor” of the town of Dot, Tibo Krovic, is smitten with his secretary, the married Agathe Stopak. She doesn’t realize this, but one day, when her lunch box falls into a fountain, Tibo asks … Continue reading

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