Friends Like Us vs Gone GIrl

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Today Darlene considers Friends Like Us, an example of chick lit with depth, against Gone Girl, a black-comedic mystery. While these books don’t seemingly have much in common, they both Read More

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The Casual Vacancy vs Yellow Birds

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The Casual Vacancy    VERSUS   The Yellow Birds  Personally, I did not care for either book.  J. K. Rowling should stick to writing children’s books. Kevin Power’s book has been favorably compared Read More

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Tournament of Books: First Contest

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Arcadia vs The Orchardist Arcadia and The Orchardist have certain things in common. Both are stories of American history. Each focuses on a dramatic historical movement. The Orchardist is about pioneers settling the west, in Read More

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Niles Tournament of Books

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    March Madness has hit Niles Public Library, only it’s not basketball we’re excited about, but books. Reader’s Advisory staff at the library has selected, seeded, bracketed, and pitted books Read More

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Try a Graphic Novel

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Stitches by David Small If you haven’t read many graphic novels, this is a good place to start. Actually a memoir, Stitches reads like a novel. It is the story Read More

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Queen of Creepy? Not So Much.

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Portobello by Ruth Rendell Ruth Rendell has the reputation, deserved I might add, for being the creepiest of crime writers. Apart from her Inspector Wexford police procedural series, she specializes Read More

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Another Kellerman

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The Genius by Jesse Kellerman The 31 year old son of best selling author duo Jonathan and Faye Kellerman recently published his third novel. The Genius (2008) centers around the Read More

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