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Raissa

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 1:28am
My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.

Shark Curtain

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 07/29/2017 - 2:56pm
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$13.95
ISBN: 9781617753138
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Published: Black Sheep - April 7th, 2015

It's the story of the life of a teenage girl, but it is more importantly a trip through her mind. Although she is our narrator, she remains a complete enigma. It's bizarre and confusing and wonderful. [Raissa]


Schizo

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:36pm
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$9.99
ISBN: 9780147508850
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Published: Speak - September 8th, 2015

This fast teen read give a non-Disney version of young people and their experiences with sex, drugs, and mental illness. It's also one of the few books I've ever found genuinely unpredictable. [Raissa]


Geeky Lego Crafts

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:44pm
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$19.95
ISBN: 9781593277673
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Published: No Starch Press - September 30th, 2016

Lego addicts are endlessly creative, but these fun projects are also surprisingly useful! From Christmas tree ornaments to desk organizers to a phone charging station, holiday activity time starts here. [Raissa]


Dune (Penguin Galaxy Edition)

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:38pm
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By Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by), Brian Herbert (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143111580
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016

A stunning new edition of Dune is a fitting package for this ultimate, be-all, end-all, science fiction epic. Read it because Frank Herbert was a local boy, or because he was a great writer, or because you’ve never tried it before, or because it is your favorite. The themes of ecology, politics, and religion are sweeping and timeless.   [Raissa]


This is Not a Werewolf Story

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:21pm
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ISBN: 9781481444804
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2016

The students and staff of a boarding school (reminiscent of our own Stadium High!) all have secrets under their everyday facades. Dive in with relatable characters, familiar adolescent struggles, and mysterious goings-on. Set in the Pacific Northwest, readers have the sense of unearthing a modern folktale as the story twists and turns. [Raissa]


The Found and the Lost/ The Real and the Unreal

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:19pm
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The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781481451390
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Published: Saga Press - October 18th, 2016

LeGuin’s short stories and novellas are a perfect entryway to her work. Many of her imagined worIds are interconnected, enjoyable in themselves and enhancing each other within these collections. They are groundbreaking in exploring gender, culture, and other big concepts. I once heard Ursula say she never had writer’s block. Now, we needn’t have reader’s block.  [Raissa]


Writing to Save a Life

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:59pm
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Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501147289
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 15th, 2016

John Edgar Wideman brings to light an account of Louis Till. Combining research, his own personal history, and inventive, poetic writing, Wideman leaves us with the facts of the case as well as truth that can only be reached through “fair and honest” fictions. Completely unexpected in the best possible way. [Raissa]


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