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Firebug

Firebug

Firebugmacmillion1st in a seriesfor reviewSept 23Ava works with Ezra and Lock in a team. She is firebug. She has been home schooled and she lives with Cade. She works for Venus , and does odd jobs for her. She is also dating Ryan.Ava turns down a job ,...

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The Sacramento Bee
Between the lines: Joan Didion gets an honor she deserves

Fifth-generation Californian, novelist and essayist Joan Didion, who was born and raised in Sacramento, will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Oct. 1.

She and six other prominent Californians (“represent the very best of California,” said Gov. Jerry Brown in a statement. An exhibit of the inductees’ “personal...

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White Hot Kiss & Heir of Fire

White Hot Kiss & Heir of Fire

I will read anything she writes. I love that this world has gargoyles in it.Book Review= BSimply amazing book . I loved series even moreBook Review= B+

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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Theatre Company, library celebrate ‘Banned Book Week’

The Sacramento Theatre Company and the Sacramento Public Library are teaming up for a celebration of Banned Book Week, with a Tuesday performance of scenes from the theater troupe’s upcoming presentation of “The Grapes of Wrath.”

The free, 7 p.m. event at the central library, 828 I St., will include a...

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Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasaedelweissfor reviewstand aloneSept 23Sarah is having her memory wiped clean. She will be getting a fresh start in her young life. On the day of her final test, she is tried to be killed. She gets away , and tries to figure things out. She is...

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The Sacramento Bee
Hundreds of Bee readers come out for Hampton Sides and his ‘Kingdom of Ice’

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides was on a multi-city tour for his new nonfiction narrative title, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” when he stopped at the Sacramento Bee Book Club Thursday night to deliver a words-and-pictures presentation to a crowd of 325.

Afterward, he autographed copies of his...

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Falls the Shadow

Falls the Shadow

Falls the ShadowedelweissSimon teenstand alonedebutSept 16Violet has died , and now there is a clone in her spot. Cate is her sister, and telling the story. A death has occurred in the town of Haven.Cate is searching for her sister to prove her innocen...

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The Sacramento Bee
Bee Book Club: ‘In the Kingdom of Ice’ tells a true story

Hampton Sides, just in from Nashville, took the phone call in his hotel room in Washington, D.C., to talk about his new book, a true story that reads like a thriller. The next day his book tour would take him to St. Louis, Chicago and seven other cities. He lands in Sacramento on Thursday...

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The Perilous Sea

The Perilous Sea

The Perilous Seaedelweiss2nd in a seriesHarper teenSept 16Seriously read this book. I loved that this book focused on the past and the present . This isn't a easy romance but I loved the growth of Titus &  Iolanthe . They both change...

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Education & Closing Schools

Education & Closing Schools

I love my kids teachers , and that they do amazing work. But in my area , the school board wants to close down 2 or 3  schools because they are very  very old. My kids have been to the middle school , and now I am working there. I have only s...

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