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Raissa

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.

Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250123190
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 5th, 2017

Brockenbrough turns Alexander Hamilton's interesting life into interesting reading for armchair historians of all ages. It's quick, accessible prose is never dry, so be prepared: it kept me glued to my seat for hours. [Raissa]


Feather

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ISBN: 9781592702107
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 22nd, 2017

 "Feather" may sound delicate, but labels are often deceptive. It's a book about having to be a tough girl, gaining confidence, and defying expectations. It's also a meditation on self-worth, what is worth fighting for, and even the right to be called by your own name. [Raissa]


River Of Teeth

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ISBN: 9780765395238
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Published: Tor.com - May 23rd, 2017

Don't be distracted by the Southern setting and alternative American history, this series is a warped, romp-rollin', blood-thirsty Western, complete with lonesome heroes and wild steeds (read:hippos). [Raissa]


Soviet Bus Stops, Vol. II

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/23/2017 - 1:31pm
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By Christopher Herwig (Photographer), Damon Murray (Editor), Stephen Sorrell (Editor)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780993191183
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Published: Fuel - September 26th, 2017

It can be delightful to stumble across someone's quirky obsession. With Vol. II, we can firmly commit to being obsessed ourselves. Even more perfect than Vol. I, it is history, art appreciation, and travelogue, connecting us with their beauty and substance. [Raissa]


Shark Curtain

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 07/29/2017 - 2:56pm
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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

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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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ISBN: 9781593277673
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Published: No Starch Press - September 16th, 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 Classics - 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]


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