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Accused  by Lisa Scottoline Synopsis: Mary's first case as partner promises to be the most unusual one yet. The client, Allegra, is a thirteen year old genius girl whose sister was murdered at the age of sixteen. The crime was committed six years ago and was an open and shut case, but Allegra is convinced the man who went to jail is innocent. Mary will be up against many obstacles as Allegra's parents don't want Allegra digging up the past. Will Mary be able to find the truth?

Characteristics of Thriller:Thrillers move quickly, with a building intensity, making them great page turners.Extensive details about the protagonists occupation are vital and woven into the story.Conspiracies make great topics for thrillers, Protagonists face perils both physical and emotional, and violence or threat of violence propels the story line.Protagonists are strong, sympathetic characters, often working alone.The tone is often dark.The language used reflects the profession of the protagoni…

Reader’s Advisory Week 3 Prompts

Reader’s Advisory Week 3 Prompts

1. I am looking for a book by Laurell K. Hamilton. I just read the third book in the Anita Blake series and I can’t figure out which one comes next!

The Lunatic Cafe is the fourth book in the series.  This is based on the information provided in NoveList under series.

2. What have I read recently? Well, I just finished this great book by Barbara Kingsolver, Prodigal Summer. I really liked the way it was written, you know, the way she used language. I wouldn't mind something a bit faster paced though.

I would recommend you try Anthill by E.O. Wilson. Both books are described as ecoficton and the writing styles is described as lush and lyrical. Anthill’s tone is suspenseful so the pace will be faster and should keep you engaged in the story.

3. I like reading books set in different countries. I just read one set in China, could you help me find one set in Japan? No, not modern – historical. I like it when the author describes it so much it feels like I wa…

Genre Selection

My 5 Genre Picks for Reading for the Semester:1. Thriller 2. Horror 3. Women's Fiction 4. Historical Fiction-I don't read 5. Young Adult-My favorite genre
I plan on looking for bestsellers to read, but would gladly take suggestions for Horror, Women's Fiction, and Historical Fiction.
I have started All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda for my Thriller selection.

Reading Profile

I love to read, and will typically read anything I can get my hands on. My Mom always swore I would even read the phonebook if I was desperate enough, it hasn't come to that but I have read the road atlas. My obsession with reading started in late elementary/ junior high. It took me about a year maybe less to outgrow the children's section and go looking for more books to read.

I believe I have read every genre at some point in time as my reading tastes have changed. My favorite genres are Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, and Adventure. I have also read Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, and Romance extensively.  I started reading YA because I teach teenagers and wanted to have something to talk to them about, I fell in love with the genre especially Dystopian Fiction. I just finished Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige a book 3 of a series based on what happens after Dorothy left Oz.  I  recently became interested in narrative nonfiction books and I am looking to read more of…