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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.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:44pm
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By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763662295
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 14th, 2014

It is every young adventurer's dream to find buried treasure
(or in my case, dig a hole to China). Readers along for the ride do
find treasure and Sam & Dave are not disappointed either. A most excellent expedition! (Raissa)

You Have to F*cking Eat

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:34pm
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By Adam Mansbach, Owen Brozman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781617753787
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Published: Akashic Books - November 12th, 2014

Hundreds of meal-time battles are now almost worth it. Endlessly quotable, every parent with a sense of humor will appreciate the grains of truth that make this book painfully funny. (Raissa)

A Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:08pm
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ISBN: 9781570619267
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 30th, 2014

This cookbook has themed menus (inspiring us to pick one to test on friends, or show off). But, the straight-forward seasonal dishes may be a bigger draw. Appealing to locavores, serious amateur cooks, and their lucky guests. (Raissa)

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:33pm
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ISBN: 9780385354042
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

The characters behind this character are completely unexpected. This book takes a peek at 20th century America through pop culture, feminism, and one very unconventional family. Now that we know where we've been, where do we want to go next? (Raissa)

The Ghost Map

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 1:43pm
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ISBN: 9781594482694
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2007

Steven Johnson chews up disease, 19th century medicine, and superstition, and spits out public health, urban planning, and modern warfare. A transformational episode in history told at a quick and exciting pace. (Raissa)

12 Years a Slave

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:25pm
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By Solomon Northup, Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Ira Berlin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143125419
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Published: Penguin Books - September 4th, 2013

Phew! Dramatic and exciting. Full of interesting historical details. Terribly sad. Often more cinematic than the movie! After finishing it, I immediately started re-reading it and telling everyone how coffee was made at the slave cabins of Louisiana. The language is from the 19th century without being archaic. It's an incredible story and a truly engrossing book.

Little Failure

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:22pm
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ISBN: 9780679643753
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - January 7th, 2014

I thought I was burnt out on memoirs. Everyone has one. Gary Shteyngart's offers more than the usual with a deeper investigate into his family's history and culture. Shteyngart himself is funny (stange and ha-ha), pathetic, and somehow still strangely likable.

Dog Songs

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 12:56pm
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ISBN: 9781594204784
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Published: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2013

Although we are cat fanciers ourselves, we know our better halves are out there. If you are or know a dog lover,
you will cherish this book. It really is all about dogs, how we live
with them, love them, miss them, and lovely bits of life in between.
Oliver is a celebrated poet, but she is still accessible for those who aren't as familiar with poetry.


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 7:41pm
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ISBN: 9780374280871
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 12th, 2013

Griffith delves into the 7th century, fascinating in itself, and then focuses on a young girl, Hild, "the brightest mind in an age." It is a marvel to watch her exercise that mind, navigate the machinations of a royal court, and survive in her very precarious livelihood as the king's seer and prophet. Griffith floods her world with irresistible detail.


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