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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
Stephen Jay Gould
Dean Koontz: A Writer's Biography
Katherine Ramsland
Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings
Joey Green, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Groucho Marx, Arthur Marx
Skeleton Creek
Patrick Carman
The Iron Daughter
Julie Kagawa
Scorch
Gina Damico
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton
Eden at the Edge of Midnight
John Kerry
The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys
Dean King
Ashes - Ilsa J. Bick I like the cause of the disaster in this book. I'm one of those people who has to know why people have become zombies, or everyone has died off, etc. And this book is the way I like it. I see the trend of electromagnetic pulses causing destruction in books. And I think it's a good thing to trend. We still have all the diseases causing the "end of the world", and that is still a concern, but the EMP is a new thing that is a real possibility as well. I like how in this book the EMP not only causes all the electronic equipment to quit, it also affects people and animals. Which, from a science teacher's point of view, is such a great thing to get kids thinking and asking questions. I've heard this called a dystopian book, but to me it's not, it's more of an apocalyptic story. Since we get to go along with all that happens from before until after the EMP. The storyline seems realistic to me. We have losses of characters, and they get injured and don't just miraculously have the main characters surviving it all unscathed. I'll definitely be putting this as a staff recommendation at the bookstore where I work, as well as suggesting it to the students at the school where I teach. Great book, and I can't wait for the sequel to find out what happens next.http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2011/08/ashes-by-ilsa-j-bick.html