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The Huckleberry Murders

This is the fourth book in the "Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery" series by Patrick F. McManus.  Set in Blight County,  Idaho this humorous, moderately paced book takes us into the personal and official life of Sheriff Bo Tully.    The Sheriff thinks a local retiree Orville Poulson has been murdered by his ranch hand who has a criminal record.

Horror for Tweens

[mb} Scary FacesWelcome to another installment of Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on horror titles, but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  What are your favorite tween horror reads?

Hunger Games Casting Update!

It's casting time again and five more parts are claimed!  Effie Trinket, Rue, Thresh, Glimmer, and Prim have officially been cast.  Here they go:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Good Deeds

I love the Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman. By now Tess has been a PI for so long, that shNo Good Deeds cvoere no longer misses her old job as a newspaper reporter. However, she does work closely with reporters.

A Royal Who's Who

The royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton is scheduled for next Friday – and I’m one of those Americans looking forward to it.  I recall setting my alarm to wake up early and get out of bed and watch the wedding of William’s parents, Charles and Diana.  I did the same for Andrew and Sarah.  Even though I’ll not be able to watch the wedding as it’s being broadcast, I will be recording it to watch that ev

A Small Update for Kindle users.

Some great news for Kindle users was announced this week!

 Amazon released a press release stating that they are going to allow the Kindle to work with our eBook titles on the Digital Media Catalog later this year.

 Here is a link to the press release.

 

We will update you again as soon as we know more!

Be as Smart as the Next Guy

The Philosophy BookDo you have a smart friend who uses phrases that pass right over your head?  “That which is cannot be true.”  “Man is the measure of all things.”  What in the world is that supposed to mean?!?  Now you can know.  Check out The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained and fire a phrase right back at him.

 

Mysteries for Tweens

PrintSeveral times each week I meet with parents and tweens who feel like they have exhausted the children’s section and are ready to move on to the teen section, but maybe are not quite ready for everything in the teen section.  Starting <checking watch> right this minute, I will be featuring something new on the Children’s and Teen blogs: Tween Reads!  This week the focus will be on mysteries (mostly because I am a mystery junkie), but keep your eyes peeled for other genres as the weeks go by.  This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but to give tweens and parents some initial guidance as they make their way over to the young adult shelves.  And some of these are titles that are new to the Children’s shelves or might have flown under the radar.  W

Girl Power!

Last weekend I went out with a group of friends and saw Hanna, a movie about a sixteen-year-old girl trained by her father to be a survivalist and assassin. Since seeing the movie, I have thought a lot about the main character, a young girl who is smart enough and tough enough to take care of herself.

I adore most all action movies – throw in a few choice explosions and I’m hooked – but I am particularly fond of those featuring a woman as the hero. Although there always seems to be at least one action flick playing at the movie theater, only occasionally do those films feature female action heroes. That number has gone up considerably in the last few decades (due, in large part, to the sweeping success of Sigourney Weaver in Aliens) and we now have a wide array of stunning women playing tough action roles.

Linda Lael Miller is a great read

Linda Lael Miller’s latest in the Montana Creed series, A Creed in Stone Creek, was so good I couldn’t put it down. Like many others of Linda Lael Miller’s stories this one was an enjoyable fast paced read.  While you are waiting for her next installment, Creeds Honor, to be released in June of 2011 why don’t you try one of her other series. 

 

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