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  Archived Posts From: 2009


Blast from the past

Written on: September 3rd, 2009 in Reviews

girl booksNEWHere’s the New York Times bestseller list from Dec. 27, 1998- what’s so special about that date? Well, it’s the date that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted on the list (at number 16):

  1. A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
  2. Bag of Bones, Stephen King
  3. Simple Truth, David Baldacci
  4. Mirror Image, Danielle Steel
  5. Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy
  6. Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  7. When the Wind Blows, James Patterson
  8. All Through the Night, Mary Higgins Clark
  9. Vampire Armand, Anne Rice

Vampires were apparently less popular back then, but as for many of the rest, plus ca change….


Q: I’m looking for a book that is the modern day version of the Great Gatsby. It was written a couple of years ago, same theme but the characters were teenagers.

Written on: September 3rd, 2009 in Q & A's

Jake ReinventedA:  The book you are looking for is called Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman.  According to Booklist “high society meets high school in this retelling of The Great Gatsby, set at the class-conscious F. Scott Fitzgerald High.”

Both the Delaware Library Catalog and New Castle County Library Catalog have copies of the book.

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