September 2014

September 2014

Reviews

If you enjoyed the historical gossip re-imagined in Phillipa Gregory's popular novel, The Other Boleyn Girl, you'll love The Boleyn Inheritance. The novel focuses on two of Henry VIII's queens about whom history knows the least : Anne of Cleves, and Katherine Howard. Told in three-point perspective (from each of the queens, as well as their infamous lady-in-waiting, Jane Boleyn), the story unfolds as Henry, often portrayed as a gallant king prone to fits of fancy, is shown to be a terrifying, old, and rather repulsive tyrant. He marries Anne, and then, following his own desires without a care for anyone else, puts her aside for the 16-year-old maid-in-waiting. Less than two years later Katherine Howard loses her head in turn. Gregory does a spectacular job with the voices, pulling forth a range of emotions from the reader including annoyance, shock, and heartbreak, often about the same character. She also weaves the intrigues of the court politics in with the different players seamlessly, mirroring contemporary politics that make you question: who is really in charge and who is the real villain? The Boleyn Inheritance brings to life the world of a notorious history with characters who tell their stories so vividly, you'll wonder what is fact, and what is fiction.

~ Tildy

 

In Juliet's Nurse, Lois Leveen re-writes Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet from the perspective of Juliet's nurse. There are similarities between this new interpretation and the story that we are all familiar with, but Leveen's interpretation contains twists, turns, and other views that Shakespeare did not include. I recommend Juliet's Nurse as a fun and poignant late summer read. ~ Lindsay

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tasha & Lola's Book Corner

This month, Lola (17 months) and I recommend the Melissa & Doug Wooden Animal Magnets, a colorful 20-piece set with a variety of household, farm, and wild animals. Magnets are great for Lola, because they allow her independence. She can choose which ones she wants to put on the fridge, and can organize them however she wants. And magnets are great for me, because I can interact with Lola by asking her to point to certain animals or to use her animal signs and sounds, while still keeping my hands free to tend to other tasks in the kitchen. (Note: These magnets are recommended for ages 2+, and while Lola is getting much better at figuring out what should and shouldn't go in her mouth, I always supervise her with the smaller pieces.)

 

 


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The Boleyn Inheritance Cover Image
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Published: Pocket Books - December 2008

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Published: Atria Books - September 23rd, 2014

Bad Monkey Cover Image
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 3rd, 2014

The Things They Carried Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Cover Image
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Published: Random House Trade - April 8th, 2014

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cover Image
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Published: MTV Books - February 1999

Dark Triumph Cover Image
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - April 1st, 2014

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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 4th, 2014

A Prayer for Owen Meany Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 3rd, 2012

The Whispering Skull Cover Image
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 16th, 2014

Strengths Finder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths (with Access Code) Cover Image
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Published: Gallup Press - February 2007

The Cuckoo's Calling Cover Image
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Published: Mulholland Books - April 29th, 2014

All the Birds, Singing Cover Image
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Published: Pantheon Books - April 15th, 2014

The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas Cover Image
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Published: Fair Winds Press (MA) - July 15th, 2014

Six Feet Over It Cover Image
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

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By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator)
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 12th, 2014

The Magician's Land Cover Image
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Published: Viking Books - August 5th, 2014

Quest Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 26th, 2014

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Published: Random House - September 2nd, 2014

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Lies We Tell Ourselves Cover Image
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 30th, 2014

The Blood of Olympus Cover Image
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Published: Disney Press - October 7th, 2014

Pathfinder Cover Image
By Angie Sage, Mark Zug (Illustrator)
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 14th, 2014

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again Cover Image
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 28th, 2014