Originally posted 2018-01-09 17:00:35. Remember that moment in The Shawshank Redemption when Andy Dufresne finally escapes from prison? He is standing in the rain with his arms outstretched, breathing in the fresh air of freedom after tunneling through several miles of shit. That is exactly how I feel right now after finishing Seldon Edwards’ The…

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Originally posted 2018-01-02 17:00:33. It is the early 1920s and Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabelle live alone on the Australian island of Janus, where Tom manages the lighthouse there. It is a difficult life of isolation, and Izzy is heartsick for a child after suffering three miscarriages. Then, a boat washes up on the…

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Originally posted 2017-12-26 17:00:40. After completing the first two Twilight novels, about three things I was absolutely positive. First, James is a terrible name for a villain. Second, even if an individual physically appears to be seventeen years old, the fact that he is in actuality a centurion means he is probably a pedophile. And…

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Originally posted 2017-12-19 17:00:22. It pains me to consider that I have wasted countless hours of my life completing the 50 Shades trilogy. These hours could have been better spent staring blankly into oblivion, or even by watching reruns of Dawson’s Creek. But no, dear readers – I dedicated myself to the brutally painful completion…

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Originally posted 2017-12-12 17:00:31. Some books are deplorable from the moment you pick them up until you finally make it to that last agonizing sentence (please refer to my 50 Shades trilogy reviews). While writing a terrible novel from start to finish is certainly a heinous crime, there is a far more grievous literary transgression…

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Originally posted 2017-12-12 17:00:21. It is a generally accepted fact that a sequel will not live up to the expectations set by the original – the notion tends to hold true in both films and literature and has proven itself time and time again. That being said, 50 Shades of Grey could potentially be one…

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Originally posted 2017-12-09 12:00:31. I did not write about last week’s episode (“Seed”) because it seemed like a filler episode. I assumed that after episode 3, I would surely have a lot more to say. So here I sit, after having watched “Walk With Me,” and all I can think about is the governor’s strange…

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Originally posted 2017-12-05 17:00:08. The only reason I started reading The Lifeboat is because Amazon promised that I would like it. They’ve recommended it to me for the past two weeks, and my curiosity finally got the better of me. As I’m sure has been made clear by now, I am somewhat picky when it…

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Originally posted 2017-12-02 12:00:24. After months of anticipation, The Walking Dead has finally returned with its standard blend of gore and soap-opera-esque drama. The season three premiere artfully combines the slaughter of dozens of zombies with the internal struggles of the notably decreasing band of survivors. In the months that have passed since we last left the…

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Originally posted 2017-11-28 17:00:05. Please, please, PLEASE let this vampire craze be on its way out. Please. Enough is enough – I knew when vampires started sparkling that something was amiss, but the juxtaposition of our 16th president into a vampire-ridden novel certainly takes the cake. Not that the novel is completely without merit –…

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Originally posted 2017-11-25 12:00:04. Hershel delivers perhaps the most instrumental line of the season as he and Rick are trying to pick up the pieces following the massacre on the farm. While I am a huge fan of placing a religious interpretation on anything and everything, here it actually seems applicable and brings light to…

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Originally posted 2017-11-18 12:00:31. The concluding seconds of Season 2 leave us with a glimpse of an abandoned prison – this setup can only mean one thing – Rick Grimes is the new warden at Shawshank. This being the case, Rick shouldn’t be surprised when Rita Hayworth posters start showing up as décor for the…

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Originally posted 2017-11-14 12:00:41. As suggested by the title, this novel made me amazingly hungry – as in my stomach growled the entire time I was reading it. Everyone in this book is hungry all of the time; and if they’re not hungry, they are gorging themselves with food to the point that you feel…

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Originally posted 2017-11-11 12:00:02. Moral degeneration is a consistent theme in recent weeks of “The Walking Dead,” and this week is no exception. Shane fails at his murderous rampage (the carnage is halted after only Randall, although Randall is clearly intended as nothing other than collateral damage to lure in Rick). For Rick, a man…

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