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Review of “The Stone Circle” by Elly Griffiths

Note: Spoilers for previous books in this series. This mystery, the eleventh in the entertaining Ruth Galloway books, is as good as or better than any of the others in the series. Ruth Galloway, 47, is a self-described overweight forensic … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Where Birdie Lives” by Elena Tsvetaeva

When I was little (okay, not just then) I was fascinated by “lift-the-flap” picture books. This one is an entertaining story for toddlers (and their parents) featuring a puppy who is looking for a birdie. As he looks in a … Continue reading

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Review of “Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro!” By Falynn Koch

This cookbook in graphic novel form is terrific. The premise is that Sage, a young graduate of the Wizard Academy, wants to get picked for a “cool” apprenticeship but instead gets assigned to Wizard Korian, a baking master. She’s heartbroken; … Continue reading

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Review of “Sourdough: A Novel” by Robin Sloan

Lois Clary is a young software programmer in San Francisco who spends all her time working on a robotic arm that can “end work.” The development effort, ironically, involves “a shit ton of work.” The company’s biggest challenge is getting … Continue reading

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Kit Lit – A Selection of Books About Music and Musicians

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Stephen Alcorn (Illustrator) Subtitled “Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History,” this book tells the story of how Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier … Continue reading

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