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review: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2) Deborah Harkness Viking Adult/fantasy, historical fiction Release Date: July 10, 2012 Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and […]

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review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Main St. Book Club)

A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Viking Adult/Paranormal fiction Release Date:  February 8, 2011 A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.  Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course […]

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Follow Me Friday

We are late to the party, but we had a prior engagement with Peeta Mellark.  The movie was fantastic, although there were a few major departures from the book.  The changes worked for the first movie, but we are not sure how those changes will be handled in the sequels.  Have you seen it yet? […]

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review: Seeing Red by Tonya Lloyd Kyi

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood Tanya Lloyd Kyi (author) &  Steve Rolston (illustrator) Annick Press/juvenile, non-fiction, history Release Date: February 28, 2012 What do we really know about the vital stuff in our veins? Some people faint at the sight of blood while others eat black pudding or sip blood soup. Some can’t […]

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