Welcome to our TWENTY-EIGHTH book review club meeting! If you're of a mathematical bent, that adds up to over FOUR HUNDRED books reviewed! Whew. It's almost enough to send you running to a comfortable chair for a cup of java and a quiet read! Also...drum roll...Sarahlynn is reviewing ROPE 'EM, a picture book by our very own Stacy Nyikos!! I'll keep my review relatively short so that you keep scrolling to the many links below that lead to outstanding reviews. Enjoy!
ODD GIRL OUT: THE HIDDEN CULTURE OF AGGRESSION IN GIRLS by Rachel Simmons
And now....onto all the magnificent reviews below!
Sarahlynn of Yeah, but Houdini didn't have these hips: ROPE 'EM by Stacy Nyikos** Stacy is one of our very own reviewers**
MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT BOOK REVIEWS
Stacy Nyikos: MOCKINGBIRD by Kathryn Erskine (middle grade)
Staci of Life in the Thumb: LOST & FOUND by Shaun Tan (middle grade, graphic novel)
Kaye of the Book Review Forum: PRINCESS ACADEMY by Shannon Hale (Young Adult)
ADULT BOOK REVIEWS
Sarah Laurence: THE HOTEL IRIS & THE HOUSEKEEPER and THE PROFESSOR by Yoko Ogawa, translated from Japanese by Stephen Snyder (2 books, literary fiction)
Scott Parker: SO CLOSE THE HAND OF DEATH by J.T. Ellison (mystery)
Patti Abbott: MILDRED PIERCE by James Cain
Kathy Holmes: ME AND MR. DARCY by Alexandra Potter (chick lit)
Jenn Jilks of Cottage Country: SEA ESCAPE by Lynn Griffin
Ellen Booraem of Freelance Ne'er-do-well: DUNE by Frank Herbert (science fiction)
Beth Yarnall: HOW TO MARRY A DUKE by Vicky Dreiling (Regency Romance)
Prairie Rose of Prairie Rose's Garden: I STILL DREAM OF YOU by Fannie Flagg
Alyssa Goodnight of the Writers' Road Less Traveled: VIENNA WALTZ by Theresa Grant (Historial Mystery)
NONFICTION BOOK REVIEWS
Lucy Sartain of Ranting and Raving: VEGANOMICON by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
(Note to Wonderful and Brilliant Reviewers: Leave a comment or shoot me an email if you find an error. An error or ten wouldn't be out of character!)
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