This fast-paced YA fantasy book delivers with an original plot, but elements that we all recognize in a fantasy book - a team effort to achieve a goal, young people discovering their talents, and good conquering evil.
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Adult Fiction. DONE.
Some people said to recommend this to readers who liked the DaVinci Code, but I haven't read the DaVinci Code, so I don't know about this. I guess that both deal with a mystery that lasts through generations. A book conservator is asked to analyse a rare illuminated Jewish sacred book.
From that discussion we moved on to museum politics in general and from there to spicier shop talk: sex in the stacks, a.k.a. the love lives of librarians. And that pretty much was the whole conversation for the rest of the evening.
My Big Girl Potty by Joanna Cole and Maxie Chambliss. Children's Nonfiction, ages 2-4.
The title pretty much tells you what it is about. This is straightforward.