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Amped by Daniel H. Wilson
Amulet 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Damned Highway by Nick Mamatas and Brian Keene
Dot by Patricia Intriago
Drift House by Dale Peck
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberley
Emily the Strange: Dark Times by Rob Reger
Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger
Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready
Flood and Fire by Emily Diamand
Four Valentines in a Rainstorm by Felicia Bond
Fullmetal Alchemist 18 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Sambuchino
Imagine a Day by Sarah L. Thomson and Rob Gonsalves
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Liberty Falling by Nevada Barr
Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney
Mansfield Park (audio) by Jane Austen
One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath
The Phantom Limb by William Sleator and Ann Monticone
Round Like a Ball by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by Lisa Campbell Ernst
There Are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz
The Wing on a Flea (original) by Ed Emberley
Worldshaker by Richard Harland
Yesterday by CK Kelly Martin
Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: 09/02/12

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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack by Chuck Sambuchino offers advice on how to avoid being murdered by those cute and innocent looking garden gnomes. Beneath that painted exterior lies a blood thirsty killer.

Each page contains a full color photograph and some very pointed advice. There are things like recognizing foot prints, knowing your weapons, how to fortify your home, traps for the garden and so forth. After reading this book I'm convinced that it won't be vampires or zombies who will over run humanity — it'll be garden gnomes.

The book is written in a humorous, accessible language with appeal for all ages. My son poured over the book after I was finished and have recommended it to his friends.

According to the Screen Rant site, Roger Zemeckis is working on a movie adaptation of the book for Sony Pictures.

Recommended by Karissa's Reading Review.

Four stars

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Comment #1: Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 23:08:05

Alexia561

Enjoyed your review! I always knew that garden gnomes weren't as innocent as they looked! Little guys always gave me the creeps, and now I know why...



Comment #2: Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 22:14:30

Pussreboots

Yes. It all makes sense! And the book has so many full color photos as illustrations. It's a fun and informative (*grin*) read if you can find a copy.



Comment #3: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:33:52 Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

I have to say it was the title of this book that caught my eye. Gnomes!? Really? I'm going to have to check this one out ASAP especially if you gave it 4 stars.



Comment #4: Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 21:44:30

Pussreboots

It's a cute book. My son and I both liked it.