Category Archives: Staff Picks

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Liz K.    January 18, 2016

” A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. ” After emerging triumphant from a holiday-induced reading slump I can finally say that I… Read more »

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

Liz K.    September 14, 2015

Do you want to know one of the really cool things about being a librarian? Sometimes publishers send you big, magical boxes full of books to read before they are released. I just finished reading Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales, which came from the latest magical box of advanced readers from Baker & Taylor. It is currently scheduled to be released September… Read more »

Crayola’s Reading Challenge: Book Reviews

Crayola B.    March 24, 2015

Two more reviews for your delight and delectation! A book you can finish in a day: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang In Real Life is a graphic novel that features both the real-world and game-world lives of two players: one American girl who plays for fun, one Chinese boy who plays for a living. The expressive… Read more »

Crayola’s Reading Challenge Reviews

Crayola B.    March 5, 2015

A book you started but never finished: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason Meh. A good concept with poor delivery. Too many things going on, not enough character development, mixed messages. Why is the time travel subplot in there anyways? What does it add apart from some hokey “different time periods are different” misunderstandings? Oh, right, a convenient (yet wholly unconvincing) romantic… Read more »