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The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

Welcome to Paris! Cade Corey of America’s favorite chocolate maker, Corey Chocolate, has just landed. Her dream is to transform the name of Corey (synonymous with comfortable) by including a new gourmet line of chocolates to be created by the top chocolatier … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety: Fear, hope, dread and the search for peace of mind by Scott Stossel

In his new book, Scott Stossel describes his harrowing experience with clinical anxiety as well as its origins as a psychiatric disease. He looks at the philosophical and biological underpinnings of anxiety and the amazing response from pharmacology, both as a benefit for … Continue reading

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Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

If you liked the dystopian themes in Kiera Cass’ The Selection, Ally Condie’s Matched or Gennifer Albin’s Crewel, then ​Landry Park is for you. In a future where nuclear energy has replaced electricity, there is a sharp divide between those who live privileged lives fueled … Continue reading

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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer (Audiobook CD)

A modern-day fairy tale with some teen drama and angst thrown in!  A 15-year-old girl brings a storybook character to life as she struggles with her own real-life issues. My 12-year-old daughter and I both really enjoyed this book! It … Continue reading

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Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Set in a world resembling medieval Russia, Plain Kate starts with small and ugly Kate Carver, who must watch her beloved father die.  He has witch’s fever, and soon, an anti-magic hysteria grips the land.  The gypsy-like Roamers are persecuted, … Continue reading

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Queen & Country by Greg Rucka

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Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman and 21-day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal D. Barnard

We are now one month into our New Year’s resolutions (you’re still working on those, right?). Here’s a review of two nutrition books by Helen, a Librarian at the Central Resource Library, to help keep you motivated and informed.

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Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

Looking for a great collection of short stories? Checkout Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link.

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The Accidental Athlete: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age by John “The Penguin” Bingham

Would my review seem unprofessional if I simply said, “I la-la-la-loooooved this book” and left it at that? John Bingham recounts his transformation from a child who played for the sheer joy of it to a small and un-athletic high … Continue reading

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Buffy, the Vampire Slayer on DVD

  The television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which appeared for seven seasons, is a mix of California sunshine and old B movies.  Buffy manages to bypass the stereotypical gothic atmosphere with a modern, realistic setting and plenty of tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading

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