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Taboo breaking author passes away

As I was driving in, NPR announced that E. Lynn Harris, prominent African American author, had passed away. He was known for his ground breaking novels depicting black gay men, and he'll be missed by many. You may want to read his memoir, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Just Too Good to Be True Just As I Am

Sweetness and Poison

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie sweetness at the bottom of the piehas won the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, and it is a delicious read. Flavia de Luce, a brilliant eleven year old, lives in a faded mansion belonged to her declining aristocratic family.

Finger Lickin' Good!

Just finished Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. I love this series, not so much for the mystery, as for the hilarious characters and the mishaps that befall, Stephanie Plum, an inept but spunky bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ.

Inkheart

Saw Inkheart last night and really enjoyed it. It's based on a children's book by Cornelia Funke and tells the story of a "silvertongue" who brings books to life when he reads out loud. This means unicorns, flying monkeys, and other fictional creations come into our world. Unfortunately, this means the villians come too, and this leads to all kinds of complications.

Fame Whether You Want It or Not

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

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