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Dreamless
Kirkus Reviews : Dreamless (February 22, 2012)

Real sexual tension apparently requires all the divine forces in the universe be arrayed against you, if this book is any guide.


Playing Dead: A Novel

First-timer Heaberlin combines equal parts gruesome (a mummified child’s finger) and poignant (Tommie’s niece’s brain tumor) with perhaps a smidgen too many secrets for a single plot.


Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America

An often funny, politically provocative illumination of the Constitution, a document that all politicians and most Americans revere without really understanding its contents or origins.


Deadweather and Sunrise

Fans of pirates and perilous quests will certainly enjoy this tale of hijinks on the high seas and eagerly anticipate the next installment of Egg’s story.


So Far Away: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : So Far Away (April 22, 2012)

The final pages dangle a plethora of loose ends, but they’re unlikely to bother readers gripped by the novel’s strong emotional content.


A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh

The particulars of the battle have been meticulously researched and rendered; what’s missing is a vision that would transcend them.


Marilyn & Me: A Photographer's Memories

An unhappy little book that fails to illuminate the Monroe legend or the woman underneath.


The Storm

Classic Cussler: testosterone-driven action, over-the-horizon technical wizardry, beautiful and talented women and exotic locations.


Reading Like a Writer

Above all, Prose's forthright, waspish and often very funny book is a plea to all writers for vigour and clarity, one which encourages them to tend to the details of technique, and the mastery of language, as closely as they tend to their own ambition.


Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel

This isn't, finally, so much a book about music or New York as about the possibilities that are passed by, both as a culture and as individuals. It's too bad, then, that Henderson gets tangled up in her plot and loses sight of her best qualities.


The Last Leopard

I give this book 9/10 because it isn't so captivating at the beginning but when you read on it gets extremely exciting and you just can't stop!


What Happened to Goodbye

Beautiful and utterly honest, What Happened to Goodbye is a book that will travel from teenage girl to teenage girl.


It Started with a Crush... & Win, Lose...or Wed!: It Started with a Crush...\Win, Lose...or Wed!

Too much lusting then such a quick turnaround to instalove means the book doesn’t work for me as a romance. I also felt that there were too many issues that only served as tokens of character development without adding substantially to the story. As well, for a great deal of the book, I felt distanced from the characters- as if I’m being told about them but not that I’m really “feeling” what they’re going through. For me, the sports sections are the best but they’re not enough to carry the rest. D


Insurgent

All in all, I thought this was an excellent follow-up to last year’s Divergent. It didn’t quite hit me the same way its predecessor did, but I didn’t find this to be the sophomore slump that plagues so many series out there. And it’s nice to read a book where character is fully revealed through action and choice rather than narrative exposition. B


Insurgent

I liked this book A LOT!! Some of the things I liked were that you got introduced to some new characters and most of them played a big part in the book. I also liked how you learned more about Tobias’s past.


The Rock Star in Seat 3A

I did have a few concerns about "The Rock Star in 3A." First and foremost, the language. While the romantic scenes made me blush, I could just see most of the words in this novel make a lot of people blush if they don't get enough HBO in their life. Let's just say it was "colorful."


Aerogrammes: and Other Stories

Tania James is a warmhearted writer. In “Aerogrammes,” her first story collection, she treats her eclectic band of characters — several children, a chimpanzee, an obsessive analyzer of handwriting, two Indian wrestlers in Edwardian London, a former grocer, an aging dance teacher, a widower, a writer and a ghost — gently, almost parentally, pitying them while recognizing the humor in their predicaments.