Monthly Archives: September 2013

“You Can Tell Just by Looking,” by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico (2013)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Until recently, I worked for a company with a large percentage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgendered (LGBT) employees. They were supervisors, floor employees, executives—literally, there … Continue reading

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Whoooooooo Aaarrre Yoooou, Boop boop, boop boop (w/apologies to Pete Townshend)

A friend posted this quiz  on her site, and I just had to take it. I find my result to be satisfying, although I think it’s more due to my opium use and formaldehyde drinking than my intellectual prowess. Have … Continue reading

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The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen, by Diana Prichard, illustrated by Heather Devlin Knopf (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) It’s a happy coincidence that “The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen” crossed my desk today. My friend Kelcie and I had just finished making plans … Continue reading

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Burning Blue, by Michael Kannengiesler (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Jack Chase is a good cop who made a bad decision. One night, he overhears how a drug bust is going to go down. He … Continue reading

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The Owners Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain, by Terrence Deak, PhD; JoAnn Deak, PhD; illustrated by Freya Harrison

Adolescence is never easy. We know to expect many of the changes we encounter: girls growing breasts and curves, boys voices deepening, and everyone growing hair all over parts they used to be scared to wash. These are the “normal” … Continue reading

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Roadkill, by Alexandra Allred (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Juggling Diapers and Danger: Meet Allie Lindell Allie Lindell is not enjoying a halcyon movie relationship at the moment. She’s a stay-at-home mom for her … Continue reading

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Last Launch: Discovery, Endevour, Atlantis, by Dan Winters (Foreword by Al Leinert)

A Beautiful Rendering of an Era’s Sad End (nb: I received a Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Dan Winters’s “Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis” is a wonderful book, a photographic record of NASA’s final three … Continue reading

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