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4-Year-Old Girl Reads More Than 1,000 Books

Jan 17, 2017

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a highly-publicized marriage between two feuding strangers in Nick Spalding’s Mad Love.

Title: Ma Love

Author: Nick Spalding

Pages: 301

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503941113

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin sets said with a scaredy-pirate in Annabeth Bondor-Stone’s Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything.

Title: Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything

Author: Annabeth Bondor-Stone

Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Publisher: HarperAudio

AISN: B00S6QOCNQ

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes back to school with a cop and her K-9 in Diane Kelly’s Above the Paw.

Title: Above the Paw (Paw Enforcement #5)

Author: Diane Kelly

Pages: 370

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

AISN: 978-1250094841

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin finds art and love in Italy with Katherine Reay’s A Portrait of Emily Price.

Title: A Portrait of Emily Price

Author: Katherine Reay

Pages: 335

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

AISN: 978-0718077914

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin climbs Rapunzel’s tower with two lovable young heroes in Sarah Mlynowski’s Bad Hair Day.

Title: Bad Hair Day (Whatever After #5)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 21 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00PYM2K2U

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes to the ice for author Toni Aleo’s A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

Title: A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

Author: Toni Aleo

Runtime: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B00REO6PYA

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to Kringle Town for a hard-boiled holiday whodunit, Ken Harmon’s The Fat Man.

Title: The Fat Man

Author: Ken Harmon

Runtime: 5 hours, 29 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B004995EGS

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

Odysseus was the man of many minds and many ways, according to his Homeric epithets. And among the many minds of Odysseus, there's room for a space queen.

Odyssia is warlike, merciless, "witchjack and wanderer," "starminded," '"wolfclever," "lightspeed," a "wolfwitch." Written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Christian Ward, ODY-C is a beautifully colored space Odyssey, both graphic and novel, which makes Homer new.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin dines with the girls in Judith Keim’s Fat Fridays.

Title: Fat Fridays

Author: Judith Keim

Pages: 310

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503940666

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin looks for laughs in Jennifer Worick’s blog-turned-audiobook, Things I Want to Punch in the Face.

Title: Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Author: Jennifer Worick

Runtime: 2 hours, 53 minutes

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

AISN: B00A0WG0NE

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins the quest for survival with the plane crash survivors in author Bill Rancic’s First Light.

Title: First Light

Author: Bill Rancic

Pages: 308

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons

ISBN: 978-1101982273

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

There's a tendency to approach a posthumous collection of work by an esteemed "writer's writer" with respectful courtesy, but Stanley Elkin's essays demand a rowdier response from readers. They're weird and spirited, full of literal piss and vinegar. Pieces of Soap is the name of this collection and writer Sam Lipsyte, in his introduction, rightly says that reading Elkin makes you realize "how lazy most writing is."

This is how it begins.

Somewhere out there beyond the cordons, beyond the fields and marshes, abandoned machines roamed like stray dogs. They wandered about impatiently, restless in the new wind sweeping through the country. They smelled something in the air, something unfamiliar. Perhaps if we had listened closely, we would have heard it. We may have heard the sound rising from the forgotten and sealed caverns in the depths: the muffled pounding from something trying to get out.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes into hiding with the daring kids in author Gregg Hurwitz’s The Rains.

Title: The Rains

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Pages: 272

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 978-0765382672

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

Sex is a fraught subject in April Ayers Lawson's impressively polished debut collection of stories. The audacious but vulnerable young Southerners who populate these five tales live in a world where the ordinary uncertainties of relationships and physical intimacy are amplified and distorted by their devout, fundamentalist Christian upbringing, and in several cases, a history of childhood sexual abuse. Despite her limpid, supple prose, there's a creepy cast to Lawson's vision, with shades of Flannery O'Connor's dark humor and Southern Gothic sensibility.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets cold feet with the stressed-out bride in Karen King’s I Do...or Do I?

Title: I Do...or Do I?

Author: Karen King

Runtime: 8 hours, 5 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B01JJ779U8

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin moves into an eerie apartment with the Japanese thriller The Graveyard Apartment by author Mariko Koike.

Title: The Graveyard Apartment

Author: Mariko Koike

Pages: 324

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 978-1250060549

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes some difficult choices in Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays.

Title: Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays

Author: Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon

Pages: 179

Publisher: Diversion Publishing

ISBN: 978-1682303191

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin returns to Arcanum for more supernatural adventures in Josef Matulich’s Power Tools in the Sacred Grove.

Title: Power Tools in the Sacred Grove (Arcanum Faire #2)

Author: Josef Matulich

Pages: 204

Publisher: Post Mortem Press

ISBN: 978-0692399309

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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