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The Mummy's Curse by Will Thomas

 We’ve grown so accustomed to seeing mummies walk and archeologists fall prey to Egyptian curses in movies and cartoons that we forget there was a time when the public wondered if such things were real. In 1920’s London, soon after Harold Carter first opened King Tut’s tomb, there was a rash of unexplained or questionable deaths among the original party that opened the tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Books I Shouldn't Have Liked by Cindy Hulsey

I’m not really one for surprises, but occasionally it’s nice to be surprised by a book that you’re pretty sure you won’t like. This usually happens to me when the characters, writing style and story transcend the elements of the book that don’t appeal to me. A few examples:

Precocious Protagonists by Cindy Hulsey

I have a soft spot in my heart for precocious protagonists—adolescent characters wise beyond their years, sometimes living in difficult circumstances, who can be both hilarious and heartbreaking. When I was a child I loved Harriet the Spy and I’m still delighted by smart-alecky kids—in literature, not in real-life!

Dead President by Will Thomas

Like writer Sarah Vowell and perhaps Bill O’Reilly, I am fascinated by presidential assassinations.  Perhaps it is the mere thought that the leader of the Free World is no safer than anyone else.  The library shelves are full of tomes on the deaths of Lincoln and Kennedy, but can you name one book on the death of William McKinley, our 25th president?  I suggest Scott Miller’s

Missing Billie by Cindy Hulsey

On Saturday, August 2, Oklahoma lost one of its most beloved authors, Billie Letts.

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