Tag Archives: Humor

Interview with Mindy Raf: “Of course I’m a feminist. Isn’t everyone?”

On Monday, we reviewed Mindy Raf’s terrific first novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity. It’s great – if you haven’t read it yet, you should. But better yet, we learned that Mindy is actually friends with one of our colleagues, and … Continue reading

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Review: Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. HarperTeen, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Urban Fantasy / Speculative Fiction Face Value: This cover is cheesy, and conforms to a fair number of stereotypes, but it also sort of feels like … Continue reading

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Review: Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee, Illustrated by Tony Fucile

Bink & Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. Illustrated by Tony Fucile. Candlewick Press, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Picture book/easy reader. Face Value: Stunning. The eager faces! The mysterious crystal ball and hands creeping from the foreground! … Continue reading

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Review: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Hyperion Books for Children, 2007. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction. No, not really. Speculative Fiction. Ummm, no, it’s not that either. Humorous Fiction? I give up. It’s unclassifiable. Just know … Continue reading

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Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Ghost Story Face Value: Well, unfortunately, it’s the worst, which is particularly disappointing given the high quality of the writing between the covers. But … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Scholastic Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre:  YA Fiction/Satire Face Value: This cover had me pulling out my credit card before I knew what the book was about or who wrote it. Let’s break it down … Continue reading

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