Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

PopularAn interesting, silly, sometimes painful  quest for popularity by a modern 8th grade girl using a guide targeted to teenage girls written in 1951. It’s a ridiculous proposition. What is the meaning of popularity and is it worth pursuing anyway? Well written and revealing of an age.

Review by Anonymous

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Hover by Anne A. Wilson

HoverThis book was on a recommended list. It’s a romance story with an interesting angle. The heroine is an Annapolis grad and a helicopter pilot. It has a lot of military jargon which makes it interesting. It’s a quick read.

Review by Anonymous

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Into the Nest by Laura Erickson

IntoNestA beautiful and informative picture book about the reproduction process of many of the more common wild birds from our area. It’s amazing what happens, and that scientists have been able to identify so much detail. Truly fascinating.

Review by Greg Schissler

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One Summer: America, 1927

OneSummerOne Summer is one of the best books that I have read in quite awhile! It’s about the summer of 1927 which saw Lindbergh’s first flight, Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs, the first motion picture “talkie,” the creation of television, work begins on Mt. Rushmore, Sacco & Vanzetti are executed and more. This book is typically Bill Bryson. He describes an interesting fact & then give a short history of the time period. If you like history and enjoy Bill Bryson’s books you will LOVE this book.

Review by Anonymous

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A Better World by Marcus Sakey

BetterWorldThis was the second book in the Brilliance Series. I loved the first book and I was looking forward to reading the second of the series. I was very disappointed in A Better World. The plot is repetitive. It has a lot of references to the first book in case the reader has not read the first book. This book is really just a filler until the last book of the trilogy. You can totally skip this book & read the last book of the trilogy when it comes out in 2016.

Review by Anonymous

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The Double Helix by James D. Watson

DoubleHelixA memoir about the search for and discovery of DNA.  The author was a 24 year old American working in the UK at the time of the discovery.  It’s an intimate account that reveals the quirks of the people and organizations involved.  Some of the scientific, detailed descriptions are tiresome, but can be skimmed.  Overall it was an interesting read.

Review by Kathleen Schissler

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The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crimes by Michael Sims

GaslightCrimesI thought the stories within the book would be a bit more intriguing. I was a little disappointed with the content.

Review by Anonymous

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