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  • My Mother My Child by Susie Kinslow Adams
    Interview with Susie Kinslow Adams, author of 'My Mother My Child'
    Susie Kinslow Adams is a gifted writer, speaker, and storyteller. She is Director of Women's Ministries and office manager and works with her husband in ministry. Susie has four children and five grandchildren and lives in a country home in...
  • Monday Musings, Vol. 11
    Monday Musings, Vol. 11
    Dear Friends,The time has come for yet another edition of Monday Musings. (Can you handle it? Can you?)As I write this, I’m feeling a bit of pressure to keep turning those pages. As you may (or may not) know, I’m on a mission to...
  • Find the award winners on your library shelves
    2014/2015 Printz Award Winners Delight
    The 2014 Printz Award was presented to Rainbow Rowell’s very popular, “Eleanor & Park,” a John Hughes-style teen love story set in the 1980’s. Engrossing from the first pages, with its easy and natural dialogue, the...
  • 'The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave" by J.H. Moncrieff
    'The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave" by J.H. Moncrieff
    After reading “Scarecrows” by Christine Hayton, I was eager to read more of the novellas in the “Childhood Fears” series being put out by Samhain Publishing. I decided to continue the series with “The Bear Who Wouldn...
  • The Road to Character
    Review: David Brooks' new book on character is more than just bobos in paradise
    Unlike splashier books about the history of the world and who God really is, David Brooks’ new book, The Road to Character, is narrowly focused. But it’s not an encyclopedia of definitions. Instead, this book is based on the lives of...
  • The Rosie Effect
    Effective: 'The Rosie Effect'
    With “The Rosie Effect” Graeme Simsion has followed up his bestselling novel “The Rosie Project” with a winning sequel. Don Tillman and his bride Rosie Jarman have relocated from Australian to New York, where he is teaching...
  • There's No Such Thing as Little by LeUyen Pham
    'There's No Such Thing as Little' by LeUyen Pham: a book about big and little
    "There's No Such Thing as Little," written and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, is a unique and fascinating little picture book. But it is much more than little -- and that is its whole point.On each page of this picture book for (excuse...
  • “The Girl on the Train” clings to the top spot of books list
    “The Girl on the Train” clings to the top spot of books list
    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins finally got some competition for the top spot of the book list, but was able to hold on. Train is still the only book to get on all three lists, even though it falls from the top spot for NY Times. Train...
  • Pot becomes legal in Oregon
    Bruce Barcott to grace Powell's Books on Hawthorne on Monday
    Recreational marijuana use is now legal in four states. Starting in July Portlanders can stop making that long, arduous journey to Vancouver and start buying pot right here, in town. But for some people, cannabis is still the evil weed that serves...
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    The 2015 Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists for Crime Writing
    The prestigiousCrime Writers of Canada, Arthur Ellis Awards are presented in 8 categories for excellence in works in the crime/mystery/thrillergenre published for the first time in the previous year by permanent residents of Canada, or by Canadian...
  • Logo for the Bony Blithe Mystery Awards.
    The Bony Blithe Award for best Canadian Light Mystery 2015
    The Bony Blithe Award was created by the Bloody Words Board to shine a spotlight on light mysteries, an area of the genre that is often overlooked. Bony Blithe is the Canadian cousin of Agatha in the US, except we have a jury to pick the short...
  • 'ClownFellas' by Carlton Mellick III
    'ClownFellas' by Carlton Mellick III
    Carlton Mellick III is probably best known for his bizarro fiction. His fiction blends bizarre scenarios mixed with horror, action, and even more bizarre actions to create fiction that toes the line between the absurd and the dark places of the...
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Book Review: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
    At the start of the New Year, I had quite a difficult time trying to decide what book to read. I had recovered from my previous book’s “hangover” (my fellow readers will know what I mean) and I was ready to start the year anew...
  • Book cover for Knitting by Anne Bartlett
    Book Review of Knitting by Anne Barlett
    This is a review for Knitting by Anne Bartlett. When I first began this novel I was really excited about it. The premise and plot seemed really interesting. I am currently learning how to knit, but I have been crocheting for about five years, so a...
  • Can Jeff Hinkley stop a blackmailer targeting the BHA
    Felix Francis's 'Damage' still delivers the goods
    Dick and Felix Francis's horse racing mysteries are still a good read. The authors combine a knowledge of everything horse racing with, an amateur investigator, a jockey, ex-jockey or owner, among others, who somehow stumbles into a plot...
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