Terri Schlichenmeyer

It may take time to sink into but ‘How to Stop Time’ is worth the read

The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something… Continue reading

With help from ‘The Grumpy Gardener,’ you can prepare for spring | The Bookworm

Normally, you’d never allow it. Holes in your yard? No way! Trenches near your garage? Nuh-uh, except in the spring, when you start thinking about… Continue reading

This book will WOW you | Point of Review

Wow. Just… wow. Did you see that? Wasn’t it awesome? It was a once-in-a-lifetime sight and you almost missed it; now, you’ll never forget it.… Continue reading

‘School of Awake’ offers advice to adolescent girls

Twinkle, twinkle. For as long as you can remember, you’ve known how tiny you are among the stars. They’re huge and there are millions of… Continue reading

BOOKWORM: Detective story offers payoffs as it goes along

OK, so you made a mistake.You didn’t mean to do it; that’s why they call it a “mistake.” It was an error in judement, something… Continue reading

BOOKWORM: Novel explores youth raised in captivity

“Room” by Emma Donoghue, c. 2010, Little, Brown, $24.99, 321 pages.

BOOKWORM: Electronic lifestyle can be a health hazard

“Zapped” by Ann Louise Gittleman, c. 2010, HarperOne, $25.99, 272 pages.

BOOKWORM: Bioethicist explains pills’ sickening business model

“White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine” by Carl Elliott, c. 2010, Beacon Press, $21.95, 224 pages.

BOOKWORM: A desk’s sentimental value

“Great House” by Nicole Krauss c. 2010, W.W. Norton, $24.95, 352 pages.

BOOKWORM: A land changed by oil money

“Diamond in the Desert” by Jo Tatchell, c. 2010, Black Cat, $14.95, 304 pages.

BOOKWORM: One part romance with a dash of exorcism

“Maybe This Time” by Jennifer Crusie, c. 2010, St. Martin’s Press, $24.99, 342 pages.

BOOKWORM: A psychedelic biography of the one and only Hendrix

“Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, The Untold Story of a Musical Genius” by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber, c. 2010, Da Capo Press, $17.95, 288 pages.

BOOKWORM: ‘Ah-Choo!’ is a gem at explaining germs

“Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold” by Jennifer Ackerman, c. 2010, Twelve Books, $22.99, 256 pages.

BOOKWORM: Author forged a family of animals

“Animal Camp” by Kathy Stevens, c. 2010, Skyhorse Publishing, $24.95, 256 pages.

A love letter and a eulogy in one volume

“Passages in Caregiving” by Gail Sheehy, c. 2010, William Morrow, $27.99, 397 pages, includes index.

White House physician tells all

“The White House Doctor” by Dr. Connie Mariano, c. 2010, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 300 pages, includes index.

BOOKWORM: Graphic novel retells Native American legends

“Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection” edited by Matt Dembicki, c. 2010, Fulcrum Books, $22.95, 232 pages.

BOOKWORM: A captivating look at doing hard time

“Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman, c. 2010, Spiegel & Grau, $25, 299 pages.

BOOKWORM: An account of driving trucks on thin ice

“On Thin Ice” by Hugh Rowland with Michael Lent, c. 2010, Hyperion, $24.99, 237 pages.