Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman

January 31, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): In a city where someone is murdered almost every day, attorney Michael Abramowitz’s death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer’s notoriety—and his taste for illicit midday trysts—make the case front-page news in every local paper except the Star, which crashed and burned before Abramowitz did. A former […]

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January 27, 2013

Here are the current New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-Book Fiction: SAFE HAVEN, by Nicholas Sparks HOPELESS, by Colleen Hoover GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn THE FIFTH ASSASSIN, by Brad Meltzer FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction: PROOF […]

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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

January 24, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln. More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln, the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of […]

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

January 21, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few […]

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Culture of Corruption by Michelle Malkin

January 15, 2013

Summary (from the publisher): Barack Obama’s approval ratings are at an all-time low. A recent Gallup poll found that half of the Americans polled said Obama did not deserve a second term. Weary of the corruption that gushes from the White House faster than a Gulf Coast oil spill, voters are ready to put a […]

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Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn

January 11, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): After decades of service and years of watching her family’s troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain’s Queen is beginning to feel her age. She needs some proper cheering up. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories—the former royal yacht, Britannia, now […]

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Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

January 8, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked—until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her […]

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January 6, 2013

Here are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Combined Print & E-book Fiction: SAFE HAVEN, by Nicholas Sparks GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN, by Jessica Sorensen FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James HOPELESS, by Colleen Hoover Combined Print & […]

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Run for Your Life by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

January 4, 2013

Plot summary (from the publisher): A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York’s elite, it is […]

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Best and Worst Books of 2012

January 1, 2013

The title of the post is a bit misleading. This list is a compilation of the best and worst books that I read in 2012, not of books that were published in 2011. As usual, my opinion is just that and isn’t meant to be a final pronouncement about anything. My main goal when reading […]

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