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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman

Eighty Days is about two young women who went around the world in 1889 in opposite directions.   Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland both traveled alone and were trying to bet the fictional hero Phileas Fogg from the Jules Vernes book … Continue reading

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Relish by Lucy Knisley

Relish is a memoir done as a graphic novel (that is, a story told through pictures and text). Lucy’s life includes divorced parents, moving a lot and the food that was always there to comfort her. Lucy grew up with … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to The Best KIDS COMICS by Scott Robbins

Do you love comic books? Do your kids like to read “Graphic Novels”?  This guide will help with understanding what different kinds of comic books there are for all readers. The first chapter explains how to use the book. The … Continue reading

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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Sophie Mercer is just your average teenage witch who always gets in trouble.  She has been kicked out of high school again but this time there is no going back. Her mother has decided to send Sophie away to Hex … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers Exposed by Robert Greenwald (DVD)

This Robert Greenwald documentary of the Koch Brothers, Charles and David, is very much an attack on the conservative billionaires.  The accusations from Greenwald are from his very liberal political views. The Koch Industries help to finance Americans for Prosperity, … Continue reading

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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Do you ever wonder what would happen if several teenage beauty contestants crashed on a seemingly deserted island? This book is about survival:  Can a bunch of pretty teenagers work together or will they die trying?  Then there are the … Continue reading

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Murder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett

The setting is Stoneham, N. H., where bookstores line the street. This cozy mystery is about Tricia, who owns a bookstore called Haven’t Got a Clue, and she stumbles upon a body when staying a free night at the new … Continue reading

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Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill Some Girls Bite, by Chloe Neill is not a Twilight read alike but a humorous, action packed, paranormal romance.  Merit  is just a student working on her graduate degree and living with her roommate. … Continue reading

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Healthy Family Meals by American Heart Association

This cook book is full of great recipes for everyone. The colorful photos of what the recipes also helps the cook visualize what the dish is suppose to look like.  The recipes are simple and explained so that anyone can understand … Continue reading

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Troublemaker by Janet and Alex Evanovich

This was the graphic novel of the Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich. Did not really care for the this graphic novel about Barnaby and Hooker. The characters are the same as the Plum series. It did not seem to make a … Continue reading

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