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Shoplifter by Michael Cho (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 11/21/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novel
     Corrina wanted to be a writer, but for five years she’s written only ad copy. She shoplifts to feel alive.

The Secret Origin of Tony Stark Book 1: (Iron Man Volume 2) by Kieron Gillen, Greg Land, Dale Eaglesham (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 11/21/2014 tagged graphic novelscience fictionsuperhero
     Tony Stark (a.k.a Iron Man) faces a series of trials by combat and then unexpectedly finds out about his own origins.

The Secret Origin of Tony Stark Book 2: (Iron Man Volume 3) by Kieron Gillen, Greg Land, Dale Eaglesham (2013)
     Reviewed by genambaum on 11/21/2014 tagged graphic novelscience fictionsuperhero

Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver (2013)
     Reviewed by diane on 11/21/2014 tagged mystery
     An injured private detective trying to take it easy is pulled into a mystery involving a family that disappeared.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd (2001)
     Reviewed by emilyjones on 11/21/2014 tagged picture book
     A bunch of dogs go for a walk, sniffing and snooping, and then scramble home after an unexpected encounter.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (2014)
     Reviewed by dawnrutherford on 11/21/2014 tagged picture book
     Tired of waiting, Beekle leaves his fantastic island to find the kid whose imaginary friend he’s supposed to be.

Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes (2014)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 11/21/2014 tagged mystery
     C.I. Richard Jury agrees to investigate a woman’s death from seventeen years ago, which was ruled an accident.

The Living by Matt de la Peña (2013)
     Reviewed by wally on 11/21/2014 tagged coming of agethriller
     Shy fails to stop a man from throwing himself off the cruise ship where he works. Things get weird.

Open Mic: Riffs on Life between Cultures in Ten Voices by Mitali Perkins, Cherry Cheva, Varian Johnson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, G. Neri, Debbie Rigaud, Francisco X. Stork, Gene Luen Yang, David Yoo (2013)
     Reviewed by darcy on 11/21/2014 tagged anthologycoming of agepoetry
     An anthology of work by ten well-known young adult authors about growing up between cultures.

Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 11/21/2014 tagged coming of agehistorical fiction
     A Japanese-American teen sent to the Philippines as a spy is trapped there after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Robert A. Heinlein the authorized biography: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve by William H. Patterson Jr. (2010)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on 11/14/2014 tagged biography
     Robert A. Heinlein’s science fiction is rooted deeply in his complex and fascinating life.

Grey Wolves: The U-Boat War 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 11/14/2014 tagged nonfiction
     During WWII, German U-boats sank 2,779 ships, though most of the sailors who crewed the submarines didn’t survive.

Rasputin: A Short Life by Frances Welch (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 11/14/2014 tagged biography
     Grigory Rasputin, a quasi-religious figure, enjoyed the patronage of Russia’s royal family before his assassination.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 11/14/2014 tagged biography
     The stories of the women behind the men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.

Evel: The High Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend by Leigh Montville (2011)
     Reviewed by darcy on 11/14/2014 tagged biography
     Evel Knievel sold insurance, broke into safes, and worked security before becoming a daredevil.

The Grand Duke by Romain Hugault, Yann (2012)
     Reviewed by wally on 11/14/2014 tagged graphic novelhistorical fiction
     A German WWII ace meets his match in one of the Soviet Night Witches.

The Child Thief by Dan Smith (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyjones on 11/14/2014 tagged historical fictionmystery
     In a small Ukrainian village, a child killer is punished, then a family hunts for their niece on the frozen steppes.

A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck (2014)
     Reviewed by davidtomashek on 11/14/2014 tagged graphic novelhistory
     Comic adaptations of a Yiddish newspaper’s advice column from about 100 years ago.

Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov, Hugh Aplin (2013)
     Reviewed by sarahhunt on 11/14/2014 tagged historical fiction
     A young Russian doctor’s first person account of his morphine addiction, set in the early 1900s.

Welcome to Lovecraft: (Locke & Key Volume 1) by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (2008)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on 11/7/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelparanormal
     After surviving the dad’s murder, a family relocates to his hometown where they’re manipulated by an evil creature.

The Peanut: A nutty tale about sharing by Simon Rickerty (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 11/7/2014 tagged picture book
     Two four-limbed, cartoonish bits of color fight over a peanut.

Parasite by Mira Grant, Christine Lakin (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyjones on 11/7/2014 tagged audiobookhorror
     A modified parasite protects humans against disease, but then turns healthy people into violent creatures.

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger, Cece Bell (2013)
     Reviewed by ang on 11/7/2014 tagged picture book
     Pony tries to suggest things to do, but the extremely bored Crankee Doodle rejects all of his ideas.

Deer Dancer by Mary Lyn Ray (2014)
     Reviewed by jana on 11/7/2014 tagged picture book
     A young ballet dancer doesn’t move like her teacher, but she finds her own way to dance.

Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (2012)
     Reviewed by silver on 11/7/2014 tagged mystery
     A retired detective goes after the Nazi who once tortured him.

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (2014)
     Reviewed by davidtomashek on 11/7/2014 tagged coming of agescience fiction
     Ellie’s grandfather, Melvin, reversed aging and turned himself into a teenager but can’t get into his lab.

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Hayelin Choi (2014)
     Reviewed by craigseasholes on 11/7/2014 tagged cookbooknonfictionpicture book
     A trip with chef Alice Waters in her pursuit of fresh, local ingredients for her restaurant and her school programs.

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston (2013)
     Reviewed by robert on 11/7/2014 tagged nonfiction
     Stories of how punctuation symbols were born and developed.

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (2011)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by guest on 10/31/2014 tagged historical fictionhorror
     Dracula won. He married Queen Victoria, and vampires are present at every level of British society.

Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder, John Martz (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 10/31/2014 tagged horrorpicture bookpoetry
     Kids splook away skeletons who invade their neighborhood and try to ruin Halloween.

Notes from a Hairy-Not-Scary Werewolf by Tim Collins, Andrew Pinder (2013)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 10/31/2014 tagged coming of agehorrorhumor
     A hall monitor bitten by a werewolf must learn to control his new nature, and must stop a werewolf-vampire conflict.

Firebug by Lish McBride (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 10/31/2014 tagged coming of agehorrorparanormal
     Ava is forced to use her pyrotechnic abilities as an enforcer for the woman who ordered her mother killed.

Silver by Chris Wooding (2014)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 10/31/2014 tagged coming of agehorror
     A virus turns students into machines bent on death and destruction.

The Ghost Box by Catherine Fisher (2012)
     Reviewed by danritchie on 10/31/2014 tagged coming of ageparanormal
     After Sarah sees a spooky painting of her house, she is contacted by the trapped ghost of a young boy.

Alexandro Jodorowsky's Screaming Planet by Alexandro Jodorowsky, Adi Granov, Axel Medellin, Carlos Meglia, Christian Højgaard, Pascal Alixe, Igor Baranko, Jerome Opeña, JH Williams III, Marc Riou, Mark Vigouroux, Ciruelo, Ladrönn, Justin Kelly, Kirk Anderson, Sasha Watson, Natacha Ruck, Ken Grobe (2013)
     Reviewed by wally on 10/31/2014 tagged graphic novelhorrorscience fictionshort stories
     Eleven short horror stories involving a rogue planet that flies too close to other worlds, bringing infinite sorrow.

Memoirs of an Invisible Man by H.F. Saint (1989)
     Reviewed by billba on 10/31/2014 tagged science fiction
     Mild-mannered analyst Nicholas Halloway is targeted by a shadowy government agency when he becomes invisible.

Personal Demons: (Hopeless, Maine Volume One) by Tom Brown, Nimue Brown (2012)
     Reviewed by snow on 10/31/2014 tagged coming of agegraphic novelparanormal
     In a town beset by dark forces, Salamandra and her friends try to save an innocent girl from a malevolent spirit.

The Misadventures Of The Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy (2014)
     Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by rosie on 10/24/2014 tagged coming of age
     A mixed family's attempts at diplomacy with their grumpy neighbor go very wrong.

Benson's Cuckoos by Anouk Ricard, Helge Dascher (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 10/24/2014 tagged graphic novelhumormystery
     Richard tries to get a handle on his new job despite his insane officemates and a deepening mystery.

One Soul by Ray Fawkes (2011)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 10/24/2014 tagged graphic novelliterary
     The stories of eighteen people in different eras show how interconnected all lives are.

Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light by G. Eric Kuskey, Bettina Gilois (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 10/24/2014 tagged artnonfiction
     The rise and fall of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, whose work made over $4 billion during his lifetime.

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (2013)
     Reviewed by emilyreads on 10/24/2014 tagged historical fictionmystery
     A police typist is drawn into a co-worker's world of speakeasies, hotel living, and flapper-girl glamour.

The No World Concerto by A.G. Porta, Darren Koolman, Rhett McNeil (2013)
     Reviewed by wally on 10/24/2014 tagged literary
     An aging professor returns to screenwriting. A young pianist is hypnotized into believing she’s a novelist.

Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (2005)
     Reviewed by emilyjones on 10/24/2014 tagged picture book
     Cow, sheep, pig, goat, and chicken rock out after a long day on the farm.

Harlan Ellison's Watching by Harlan Ellison (2008)
     Reviewed by lynn on 10/24/2014 tagged essaysnonfiction
     A collection of essays on film that are full of personal anecdotes, scathing criticism, and rants against ignorance.

My Sister's Stalker by Nancy Springer (2012)
     Reviewed by robert on 10/24/2014 tagged coming of agemystery
     After Rig discovers his sister is being stalked at college, he takes charge to try to protect her.

Over Easy by Mimi Pond (2014)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 10/17/2014 tagged comic stripsgraphic novel
     An art student starts working in an Oakland diner in the 1970s, becoming privy to the behind-the-scenes drama.

Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel by Louis L'Amour, Charles Santino, Beau L'Amour, Katherine Nolan, Thomas Yeates (2013)
     Reviewed by geneambaum on 10/17/2014 tagged graphic novelwestern
     In New Mexico, a posse that includes a cattle rustler goes after a murderer.

The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie (2014)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 10/17/2014 tagged paranormalscience fiction
     Mitchell, an intern in Hell’s vast bureaucracy, steals a time machine and tries to save his friends.

I'll Have What She's Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington (2015)
     Reviewed by flemtastic on 10/17/2014 tagged cookbookhistory
     Rebecca Harrington tries out the diets of historic figures and movie stars.

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