Friday, May 25, 2012

A Fast and Rewarding Read

The InnocentThe Innocent by David Baldacci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Can a cold-blooded killer be a sympathetic character? If he’s the hero in a David Baldacci novel, the answer is yes. This is so episodic that it could be called “a chapter book for grownups.” The dust jacket calls Will Robie a “hit man,” but “government operative” is more accurate. Robie’s moral dilemmas are just as compelling as his adventures, and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. A fast and rewarding read.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Farewell, Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are, 25th AnniversaryWhere the Wild Things Are, 25th Anniversary by Maurice Sendak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What sad news that Maurice Sendak has gone to that library described by Jorge Luis Borges. I "discovered" this book (it was brought to my attention) when I transferred from the Business/Science/Technology Dept. of the Worcester, Mass., Public Library to the Children's Room in the 80's. It is one of my top three for reading at Story Hour. I so love it that all of my profile pictures are of me holding this book in an ALA "Read" poster. Farewell, friend to children of all ages. Rest in peace.

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