Search Results: "Kathryn Leigh Scott"


BOOK REVIEW

DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HEELS by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Released: March 26, 2013

"Despite a few weaknesses in the plot and some minor uneven spots in pacing and characterization, the book is an enticing, witty romp; a sparkling Hollywood-set tale that will entertain and satisfy."
When Meg Barnes, a Hollywood icon of a certain age, loses everything to her con-man husband, she decides to track him down to get it all back—or at the very least her self-respect, her reputation and maybe even a chance at the love of her life. Read full book review >

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8 WONDER WOMAN BOOKS TO READ AFTER WATCHING THE MOVIE
by Thea James

"I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. Your wrath upon this world is over."

This past weekend was a big deal in the world of superheroes, big blockbusters, and feminism. Wonder Woman, a major studio film starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, debuted on Friday and is by all accounts set to smash box office predictions (it is ...


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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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OCEAN'S SIX
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Cover Story: Take Flight

BFF Charm: Make it Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Heisty

Bonus Factor: The Grisha 'Verse

Anti-Bonus Factor: Cliffhanger

Relationship Status: Ready to Join the Crew

Cover Story: Take Flight

This cover isn’t splashy or in your face, but in this case ...


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A THIEF, A SPY, AND A CON—HAPPY SIGH!
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s been a long time since I binge read anyone, but The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner recently became available on audio, and I scooped it up.

I’ve heard about this series for years, from people all over, and I expected it would be good given the many accolades it’s received, but I didn’t expect it would be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Think Zebras by Kathryn Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2016

"A medical mystery novel that has plenty of verisimilitude but lacks tension."
Epidemiologist and public health expert Scott offers an epidemiological mystery that also focuses on workplace toxicity and political dysfunction. Read full book review >

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CAPTURING MIRIAM'S MUSIC WITH CHARLY PALMER
by Julie Danielson

Fine artist, graphic designer, and illustrator Charly Palmer, who makes his home in Atlanta, describes the chance to illustrate Kathryn Erskine’s Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song as “a dream come true.” Having been inspired as a child by the illustrations in Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day, which to this day informs his own ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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FINE LINES
by Julie Danielson

The use of line in picture books directs the viewer’s eye across the page, but it also can convey great meaning—just as color, shape, and texture can. Angular lines convey excitement and tension; curved lines express more organic, peaceful qualities. Diagonal lines can communicate spontaneity, and horizontal lines, tranquility. A large part of so-called visual literacy with children is their ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOVELOCK by Orson Scott Card
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1994

"What really annoys is that, without even a token ending here, this isn't the beginning of a trilogy at all, but the arbitrary opening chunk of a bloated and flabby single yarn."
The first volume of a planned trilogy from Card (The Ships of Earth, 1994, etc.) and hardcover debutante Kidd is set on a huge starship, or Ark, soon to depart from Earth. Read full book review >

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MIDWINTER TREASURES
by Leila Roy

After a physically and intellectually and emotionally exhausting Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta—and a horrorshow day of travel on Tuesday—I am back home in Maine. Congratulations to all of the Youth Media Award winners and honorees, and a very special personal congratulations to the authors and books on the 2017 Amelia Bloomer list.

Due to being in Bloomer deliberations for one ...


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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY TO FIND A GREAT READ
by John DeNardo

Speculative fiction comes in many flavors.  Want to see for yourself? Spin the wheel of Science Fiction & Fantasy and find your next excellent read!

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In More of Me by Kathryn Evans, a teenage girl deals with the trials of her teenage years and then some. To all outward appearances, Teva appears like an ordinary teenager with all ...


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