Fell Through the Stacks
Posted by Auntie Anne on 03/24/12
For her high school graduation in 1920, Frankie receives ascrapbook and her father's old Corona typewriter. This book is exactly what it says it is: a novel not only in pictures but also of vintage postcards, letter, magazine ads, ticket stubs, fashion spreads, menus and more - all from 1920. Its really a fun read. As you revel in the cool memorabilia, you will meet Frankie Pratt and follow her on her journey to fame, fortune and love.
Posted by Auntie Anne on 02/21/12
How about a wild and crazy novel about Bob and Klaus, insect exterminators, who have developed a means of cross-breeding insects using gene sequencers to in-breed the perfect insect-killing traits into one deadly bug?! A concept so cool that the Department of Defense hires them and their bugs for the War on Terror. Tim Dorsey, the author of Electric Barracuda, calls The Exterminators "an hysterical satire on politics, religion, hollywood, and insects."
Tags: Political Satire
Posted by Auntie Anne on 02/02/12
I am a sucker for a catchy book title, so I definitely couldn't pass this one up. Turns out it is written by a very famous Norwegian author, playwright, graphic designer, drummer, and international sensation, with books published in eleven countries. Who knew? Buzz Aldrin (the second man on the moon), rock and roll, and Mattias, a thirty-something gardener living in Stavanger, Norway take center stage in this very unconventional novel. Sounds very intrigueing.
Posted by Auntie Anne on 01/26/12
Haven't you ever wanted to just drop out for awhile and do whatever you pleased? Kaarlo Vatanen did just that. That is, after he hit a rabbit with his car. Chasing after the injured rabbit, he nursed it back to health, shed his former life and went off on a great adventure with the bunny in tow. They spent a year embarking on a series of comic misadventures while wandering the wilds of Finland. This is a very funny modern-day parable that makes a definite statement about modern society's institutions.
Posted by Auntie Anne on 01/17/12
You've always wanted to blame one person in particular for our current state of economic woes. Right? Well here's your guy. In Wallenstein's debut novel, Neil Fox is one of the greedy, irresponsible, and reckless venture capitalists who claim innocence and ignorance, but have become immensely rich at the expense of the 99% "occupy Wall Street"ers. But when you find out he actually has a soul, will you feel sorry for him?
Posted by Auntie Anne on 01/12/12
Eleven-year-old Harri Opuku recently immigrated from Ghana with his mother and sister to the enormous housing projects of London. Equally enthusiastic about everything in his new life, from gummy candy to street gangs, Harri and his friend take it upon themselves to solve a murder. Harri's joyful and contagious "pigeon english" will make you feel dope-fine as you read about his bo-styles. You'll want the book to last donkey hours.
Posted by Auntie Anne on 01/03/12
The subtitle to this book is A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem, and that it indeed is. Sones has crafted a funny yet poignant novel-in-verse about Holly, a writer with a slight writer's block problem, at the precipice of a mid-life crisis. Between a daughter about to go off to college, a husband that's driving her crazy and a mother on steroids, Holly's is an honest tale about growing old "disgracefully." Laugh and cry your way through this novel as you revel in its wit, warmth and wisdom.
Posted by Auntie Anne on 12/29/11
Tom Holt is noted for his comic fantasies, and this book doesn't disappoint. Publisher's Weekly described it as "gently twisting the reader's mind like a wet dishrag....a rapid-fire tale of a space-time continuum going manic." Complete with chickens who think they are people, a highly intelligent pig who has achieved teleportation, and a magic ring, readers who enjoy something different will like this modern magical adventure.
Posted by Auntie Anne on 12/21/11
According to "Phrase Finder" website, the phrase "deus ex machina" is derived from Greek dramas, meaning "something or someone that comes in the nick of time to solve a difficulty, especially in works of fiction."
Reality show contestants battle for a slot on next week’s episode and will do whatever it takes to win. All but one contestant who refuses to compete. The show itself is unraveling as the crew plots mutiny, contestants display ever-increasing disturbing behavior, and disease threatens to call everything to a halt. Who will come to save the day - deus ex machina?