Search Results: "Amy Reading"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2012

"A worthwhile read for those interested in the underbelly of American history."
A look at the art of the con, based on the story of a man who fought back against the con artists who swindled him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECIES by Mario Reading
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"While the story is more than satisfying for fans of the historical conspiracy game, Reading brings more nuance, substance and action to his well-told tale than one might expect."
A struggling writer and a mysterious assassin take opposing sides in a race to discover a lost prophecy. Read full book review >

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MARFAN by Peter Reading
Released: Sept. 29, 2000

"A nasty, sour, sullen work, sparked only occasionally by Reading's descriptions of the geography and geology of the region."
Reading, who won the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry in 1990, was the first recipient of the Lannan Foundation Literary Residency—which, for some unstated reason, dumped him in the obscure Texas town of Marfa (pop. 2,474) for what was apparently an unrelievedly grim year. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1993

A London-based investment advisor's unsparing analysis of Japan's prospects for continuing to play a leading role in the global marketplace. Read full book review >

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WORK IN REGRESS by Peter Reading
Released: July 1, 1998

"Reading's direct speech always engages—even his agitprop relies on quick wit and his delightful Anglo-Saxon vulgarity."
Just a few years ago, Reading's Collected Poems appeared in two massive volumes, spanning 25 years of writing, and demonstrating his remarkable range of styles and his unrelenting vision of an England in decay. Read full book review >

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YOUR KISSES ARE AS WICKED AS AN F-16
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BOOK REPORT for Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: LOL
Bonus Factors: Best Guy Friend, I'm With the Band, LA
Relationship Status: My Plus One

 

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock

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BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Fred Marcellino's cat and mouse reading together is a perfect cover and raises the curtain on this fascinating, royal appreciation and celebration of children's books, one that will excite children's literature mavens and inspire parents and teachers. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
No publication could be more fitting to honor the 40th anniversary of RIF than this elegantly designed, splendid homage to the joy of reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"'Outcast' middle-schoolers everywhere will recognize the situations depicted, and while some of them may seem heartbreaking at the time, this comic relief will add some much-needed perspective. (Graphic novel. 9-14)"
Seventh-graders Julie and Lydia return for their third funny, angst-ridden outing that navigates the perils of middle school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POPULARITY PAPERS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Alternately poignant and uproarious, this is a satisfying addition to the tween genre. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This piquant tale chronicles a duo's campaign to improve their social position prior to junior high. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA IN PARIS by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Belinda is an amusing and appealing character who surely will find other performance venues as her character continues to develop. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Belinda the big-footed ballerina returns for another performance in this Paris-set sequel. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweetly affirming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Successively meeting Baby Elephant, Robin, Fly and Goldfish en route to market, self-possessed "big girl" Jenna chats them up with aplomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A UNICORN NAMED SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A tale about coming to love someone—or something—for who they are and not what one hopes them to be: a pleasant addition to the odd-couple shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lucy dreams of owning a unicorn, but a mail-order scam brings a one-horned, smelly goat instead—who just might be her perfect match. Read full book review >