Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour Bookstore by Robin Slone A story that joins 21st century tech wunderkids with a 15th century secret society to try a de-code the granddaddy of all code books. One that might hold the secret to eternal life! Clay is an unemployed web designer struggling to get a job in his field. …

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The Bad Mother by Esther Walker Having read Esther’s “The Bad Cook” I was looking forward to her latest effort. She, of course, didn’t disappoint. She’s certainly not calling herself a bad mother, nor you either! Instead she examines her own stint as a mother so far and offers anecdotes of her successes, failures and …

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More favorites from 2011! I did quite a bit of reading last year. I continued my obsession with new stories from favorite series and I found new authors to love. Here are some highlights. Favorite YA author Maureen Johnson really upped the ante this year with the first installment in her Shades of London series …

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As you know, I love the internet. In this series I’ll introduce you to the bloggers, vloggers and sites that inspire me. Meet Maureen Johnson Maureen is one of my favorite authors. Her characters are people I wish I could befriend in real life. She’s one of those writers whose work I gobble up as …

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