JPL reviewers
Director Teen Librarian
Administrative Assistant
Collection Development Librarian
Reference Librarian
Childrens Librarian
Tech Services Librarian
Senior Circulation Assistant

Jacque Gage
Director
Cari Boatright Rerat
Teen Librarian
Lisa Brown
Administrative Assistant
Linda Cannon
Circulation & Collection Development Librarian
Patty Crane
Reference Librarian
Jeana Gockley
Childrens Librarian
Phyllis Seesengood
Technical Services Librarian
Mark Schuster
Assistant Circulation Supervisor

2010 Book Reviews

Below are links to book and database reviews written by the Joplin Public Library's librarians and Library Administrative Assistant. Earlier reviews and links may be found at our 2009-JPL Book Reviews, 2008-JPL Book Reviews, 2007-JPL Book Reviews and at http://www.joplinglobe.com/ by searching the archives for "library book review".

For more recent reviews go to our BookReviews page.

December 19, 2010 - Movie Review: Movies capture fun side of revolt
By Mark Schuster

December 12, 2010 - Book Review: Stories of quarterback's dogs heartwarming
By Lisa Brown

December 5, 2010 - Book Review: Book captures pressures placed on teen
By Jeana Gockley

November 28, 2010 - Book Review: Three books offer depth for recurring characters
By Patty Crane

November 21, 2010 - Book Review: Gunn opens up in fashionable ‘rulebook’
By Linda Cannon

November 14, 2010 - Book Review: Unique alien invasion traps people inside
By Cari Boatright Rerat

November 7, 2010 - Book Review: Poker game gone bad fuels colorful mystery
By Phyllis Seesengood

October 31, 2010 - Book Review: Mother-daughter conflicts explored in two-part saga
By Jacque Gage

October 24, 2010 - Movie Review: Controversial films worth an evening’s watching
By Mark Schuster

October 17, 2010 - Book Review: E-book helps homeowners clear clutter
By Patty Crane

October 10, 2010 - Book Review: Disabled girl's story inspiring
By Jeana Gockley

October 3, 2010 - Book Review: Mystery writer to visit library
By Lisa Brown

September 26, 2010 - Book review: An inside look at surgery - quite literally
By Linda Cannon

September 19, 2010 - Book Review: 'Diary' a heartbreaking, inspiring tale
By Cari Boatright Rerat

September 12, 2010 -Book Review: Thriller captures essence, ambiance of Louisiana
By Phyllis Seesengood

September 5, 2010 - Book Review: Account of religious differences compelling
By Jacque Gage

August 22, 2010 - Book Review: Remake of ‘Crazies’ timely, terrifying
By Lisa Brown

August 15, 2010 - Book Review: Columnist reviews titles for young readers
By Jeana Gockley

August 8, 2010 - Book Review: Author finds reasons to live in life examined
By Patty Crane

August 1, 2010 - Book Review: Cognitive experiment leads to memorable book
By Linda Cannon

July 25, 2010 - Book Review: Audiobook brings tragedy of flood to life
By Cari Boatright Rerat

July 18, 2010 - Book Review: Series authors keep stories going in latest installments
By Phyllis Seesengood

July 4, 2010 - Review: Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation" review was not posted online by the Globe but you can read it on our Facebook page
By Mark Schuster

June 27, 2010 - Book Review: Have tissues ready for Hachi’s story
By Lisa Brown

June 20, 2010 - Book Review: Fathers featured in book selections
By Jeana Gockley

June 13, 2010 - Book Review: Genealogical databases available at library
By Patty Crane

June 6, 2010 - Book Review: Miss Manners book covers current wedding etiquette
By Linda Cannon

May 30, 2010 - Book Review: Snarky attitude makes history book interesting
By Cari Boatright Rerat

May 23, 2010 - Book Reviews: By authors James Grippando and Robert Crais were not posted online by the Globe, but you can still read it here.
By Phyllis Seesengood

May 16, 2010 - Book Review: Award winning title’s travel stories impress
By Jacque Gage

May 9, 2010 - Review: Movies hail from Hollywood’s last ‘golden age’
By Mark Schuster

May 2, 2010 - Review: Documentary a compelling look at human worth
By Lisa Brown

April 25, 2010 - Book Review: Teen characters go on great adventures
By Jeana Gockley

April 18, 2010 - Review: Web site assists with small businesses
By Patty Crane

April 11, 2010 - Book Review: Fieri book brings TV show to printed page
By Linda Cannon

April 4, 2010 - Book Review: Author of madcap mystery to visit library
By Jacque Gage

March 28, 2010 - Book Review: Detectives drawn together through separate mysteries
By Phyllis Seesengood

March 21, 2010 - Book Review: Biography captures couple’s relationship amidst controversy
By Cari Boatright Rerat

March 14, 2010 - Review: Favorites part of library’s recent musical additions
By Mark Schuster

March 7, 2010 - Review: Film about dealing with death full of life
By Lisa Brown

February 28, 2010 - Book Review: Worldwide newspapers available at library
By Patty Crane

February 21, 2010 - Book Review: Titles for young readers compelling enough for adults
By Jeana Gockley

February 14, 2010 - Book Review: This dog tome a candidate for best of breed
By Linda Cannon

February 7, 2010 - Book Review: Knitter frustrated by ‘Casting Off’
By Cari Boatright Rerat

January 31, 2010 - Review: New library director to begin on Monday
By Linda Cannon

January 24, 2010 - Review: Legal thriller full of plot twists
By Phyllis Seesengood

January 17, 2010 - Review: Movies speak to audiences in similar ways
By Mark Schuster

January 10, 2010 - Book Review: Burroughs’ essays rough yet rewarding
By Lisa Brown

January 3, 2010 - Review: 'Tumblebooks' make reading an adventure
By Patty Crane

 

If you're interested in older reviews go to our:

2009 - JPL Book Reviews
2008 - JPL Book Reviews
2007 - JPL Book Reviews or go to http://www.joplinglobe.com and search their archives for "library book review".