Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

Betsey has been a typewriter at an important insurance company in London during the 1900’s. She’s sure that this is the best job a woman can hope for, but then she is offered the chance to be the excursions manager at a resort town. This is only for a trial period for the summer. And John Jones, the man that got her the job seems much more attached than he should be. And she feels something too… Can they make this work out? I thought this was a fun historical fiction. It lets us think about what the world was like for “misbehaving” girls in not so long ago.

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Mad Science: Einstein’s Fridge, Dewar’s Flask, Mach’s Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made our World edited by Randy Alfred

Wired Magazine has a column called¬†This Day in Tech. This book is a collection from these that covers all 366 days of the year. In these nice short one- to two- page synopses of important tech events were fun and informative. The best part is that they don’t require any significant science knowledge to be able to learn from them. I had lots of fun reading these!

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Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

This is the final book in the three-book series that started with¬†Crank. Unlike the other volumes that followed Kristina’s story; this one follows Hunter, Autumn and Summer, the eldest children of Kristina. In their teenage years, they are trying to live their own lives, but they are quickly realizing that the choices they make are highly influenced by Kristina, even when they don’t want them to be. As usual, these books are fast reads that absolutely drag you into the story. I couldn’t put it down!

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Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin

Miss Manners is the ultimate source of correct etiquette. This guide tells you everything you need to know for basically any life situation. Whether you read it straight through or you read just the sections pertaining to your current issue, it is absolutely worth reading. You will definitely learn something new!

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Always You by Kristy Mosely

Riley has the best friend a girl could ask for. He also happens to be a huge player. Then she goes on a month-long vacation and suddenly misses him a lot. What can she do about her feelings that go beyond “just friends?” This book was one of those easy-to-read chick romances, but it was definitely fun. Good for an enjoyable, quick read!

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Scarlet by Melissa Meyer

Scarlet’s grandmother has gone missing, and the police have given up trying to track her. They figure it must be a runaway and/or a suicide. Scarlet knows better. Then she starts to realize that there may be more to her grandmother than she thought. Secrets she didn’t know about. Stories that may give others information about the lunar princess. This is the second novel in the Lunar Chronicles, after Cinder. Just as good as the first, I could hardly put it down. Definitely a must read!

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