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Archive for December, 2010

Donna S.’s Pick: Politically Correct Holiday Stories


Donna S staff pick photoPolitically Correct Holiday Stories
by James Finn Garner puts a new spin on the holidays. Rudolph, the nasal, empowered reindeer, negotiates better working conditions from Santa. Then there is “’Twas the night before Solstice and all through the co-op not a creature was messing the calm status quo up.” Happy holidays!

By MPPL on December 7, 2010 Categories: Books, Humor, Picks by Donna, Staff Picks

I Hereby Confess

Secret Society Girl book coverI am a member of one of the most infamous secret societies in the world.  It wasn’t my idea, but these aren’t the kind of people that you refuse.  So when I was subjected to interrogation and initiation, I accepted.  Who wouldn’t?  Especially as one of the first women to be tapped for Rose & Grave, I couldn’t resist.  If only I’d known what I was in for, I might not have chosen this as the one time in my life I didn’t overthink.  Our loyalty to the society supersedes everything else in our life – our families, our friendships, even our love lives.  I’ve already said too much, but you can read the juicy details in Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund.

By MPPL on December 6, 2010 Categories: Books

Epic Revenge and Unlimited Treasure

The Count of Monte Cristo audiobook cover Edmond Dantès spent over ten years in prison as an innocent man. While there Edmond met a mad priest who refined the young sea captain – teaching Edmond languages, sciences, swordsmanship and more. Together they planned to escape, but only Edmond makes it out of prison alive. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is not only the story of Edmond Dantès’ imprisonment and escape, but of his intricately plotted and patient vengeance on the three men responsible for his confinement. Richard Matthews narrates the audio version of this adventure tale full of smugglers, poisonings, betrayed royalty, long-forgotten treasure, lost loves, corruption and redemption.

By MPPL on December 2, 2010 Categories: Audiobooks, Literary