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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr
The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

kauyyek, June 23, 2013

I was absolutely fascinated by this book. I was attracted by the setting (late 19th century France), being a French teacher and a history buff, but the story of the development of forensic science as it pertained to the case of the serial killer, Joseph Vacher, kept me glued to the book. The photos in the middle of the book are spoilers, so if you don't want to know the outcome of the trial (is he sane and therefore able to be held accountable for his crimes, or is he insane and not accountable), don't look at the photos. If you like non-fiction, true crime stories, and/or forensics, this book is for you.
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The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr
The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

kauyyek, June 23, 2013

I was absolutely fascinated by this book. I was attracted by the setting (late 19th century France), being a French teacher and a history buff, but the story of the development of forensic science as it pertained to the case of the serial killer, Joseph Vacher, kept me glued to the book. The photos in the middle of the book are spoilers, so if you don't want to know the outcome of the trial (is he sane and therefore able to be held accountable for his crimes, or is he insane and not accountable), don't look at the photos. If you like non-fiction, true crime stories, and/or forensics, this book is for you.
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Manga Moods by Saori Takarai
Manga Moods

kauyyek, November 24, 2012

I got this for my daughter for Christmas when she was 10 and was just entering the manga/anime phase. She loved it and 2 years later, it is still a favorite book. She actually uses it to learn Japanese phrases as well as for as inspiration for her drawings. This book is a great gift for any young fan of Japanese manga or anything "kawaii".
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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Dog Stars

kauyyek, August 11, 2012

Out of all the many post-apocalyptic books that I've read, this one is the most surprising, in a very good way. It has the expected desolation, violence, loneliness, etc. but the language and the manner in which it is written can only be described as poetic. I highly recommend this for any one who likes reading books in this genre and more importantly, for those who think that they don't.
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Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics) by Frank Gilbreth
Cheaper by the Dozen (Perennial Classics)

kauyyek, August 6, 2012

My tween daughter and I have a nightly reading ritual. Usually, we pick fantasy series, but recently I thought it would be good to broaden her horizons with a classic. We had Cheaper By the Dozen on our shelves, so I showed it to her. She wasn't enthusiastic about it, but I asked her to just try listening to a couple of chapters and if she didn't like it, she could choose another book. Needless to say, she loved it! I'm glad that we used it for reading aloud because while her reading level is very high, there are some very old-fashioned words and concepts that she didn't "get" and we were able to talk about them, e.g. mumbly peg.
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