Monthly Archives: April 2015

Five Best Books of 2015 (so far…)

We’re 1/3 of the way through 2015. Amazing! But for my money, the best 2/3 of the year remain — not only because of street fests, barbeques, the World Series, leaves, Christmas, etc., but also because here come some pretty … Continue reading

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Beyond “Goodnight Moon:” Caroline’s Picks!

Walk into any young child’s bedroom, anywhere in America, and you will inevitably see a collection of little-kid books that includes what I think of as The Staples. You know the ones: Goodnight Moon, The Giving Tree, Guess How Much … Continue reading

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Emily Reads… James Hannaham’s Delicious Foods

“A story about a boy and his relationship with his mother in the American South…” she said. “Oh, and part of it is narrated by Crack.” I faltered. “Crack like… Crack?” “Crack like Crack Cocaine. Yes.” This was how this … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Short Story Collections

The first choice for the RoscoeBooks Book Club is…wait for it…(gulp!)…a short story collection. I know, right? Craziness! It IS a National Book Award winner — Phil Klay’s Redeployment — but yes, it’s still a short story collection. Now let … Continue reading

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Katie Reads…Tommy Wallach’s We All Looked Up

Dystopian and apocalyptic novels are still quite popular among teens and rightfully so in my opinion. They usually have a little something to offer everyone: seeing the world through a different lens, some violence, character angst, and usually some love … Continue reading

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That Ought to be a Book

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Maybe you browse the shelves of the library or your local bookstore and you think, “I would love to write a novel, but when will I find the time to do it?” … Continue reading

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Is 2015 The Best Reading Year Ever?

We are smack-dab in the dead-center of a golden age of reading, my friends! I can’t remember a year that even approaches 2015 in terms of the sheer number of high-profile authors publishing hugely anticipated new novels. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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