Originally posted 2016-01-08 18:00:25. Amy was counting her 74th day underground. On the 75th, she would go out, for whatever waited outside. She counted herself lucky. Amy knew that she was probably among the world’s 1% most-prepared private individuals to hold out in the event of a total world disaster. She also knew that the…

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Originally posted 2016-01-06 12:00:02.   Title: Joyland Author: Stephen King Published: June 4, 2013 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery/Crime Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ Like most Stephen King novels, the book contains some adult themes and situations, but it doesn’t stray very far into adult territory. Synopsis:  Devin Jones is a college student in 1973 who takes a summer job as…

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Originally posted 2015-12-25 17:00:11. Day 25 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! I couldn’t pick Christmas Day and not have a book about Christmas! Today’s book is a bit retro and hard-to-find now. In fact, I didn’t realize how retro it was until I read it…

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Originally posted 2015-12-22 17:00:42. Day 22 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s book is the children’s classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. After being evacuated from WWII London, Lucy Pevensie discovers a wardrobe in a spare room that allows transport to…

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Originally posted 2015-12-20 20:00:34. Day 20 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s entry is one of my personal favorites, Saint George and the Dragon, by Margaret Hodges (illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). This is the story of the Red Cross Knight’s quest to free a…

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Originally posted 2015-12-11 12:00:06. 2/16/16 I think I’m okay. For a little while longer, at least. My fingers are basically frozen from all of this digging, so I’m attempting to thaw them  by writing. Who knows? Maybe these will be my final words. If someone finds this without me, just know that I believe I…

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Originally posted 2015-12-07 17:00:32. Day 7 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s book is a family favorite, Curduroy, by Don Freeman. Curduroy is the story of a teddy bear named Curduroy who is stuck on a toy store shelf. Curduroy would very much like a friend…

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Originally posted 2015-12-02 12:00:56. Step 1: Diagnosing the Problem On Sunday, October 18, 2015, the unthinkable happened. The family PS3, the hub of our living room entertainment, bit the dust. I had spent an hour while my daughter was napping tackling the Point Lookout DLC on Fallout 3 (Fallout Shelter re-ignited my appetite for the series, but…

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Originally posted 2015-11-27 12:00:25. Mitchell dreamt that he was rising slowly through a long, dark tunnel, surrounded by uneven walls painted with vicious, slimy gray mud, blistered frequently by ugly outcroppings of jagged rock. He tried to remember how he’d arrived there, but the beginning of the tunnel was nothing but a dark pit in…

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Originally posted 2015-11-17 12:00:45.   Title: The Authorities Author: Scott Meyer Published: September 28, 2015 Pages: 328 Genre: Mystery/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ The book opens with a non-sexual scene involving an adult toy, but it is mostly PG-PG-13 on balance. Contains some violence, mostly in the form of suspects resisting arrest.

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Originally posted 2015-11-06 12:00:47. Steve knew he wasn’t like most other boys his age growing up. He played sports with his friends, and even occasionally played pretty well in pickup basketball, but his heart really wasn’t in it. He did better than average in school; just enough A’s and B’s so people knew he was…

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Originally posted 2015-10-30 08:00:54. Day 30 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! After a night from hell, Ig wakes up with a vicious hangover and a lot of regrets. As he comes to his senses, he begins to realize that he is having a strange effect on people around him. Horns, by Joe Hill, is both part…

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Originally posted 2015-10-28 08:00:11. Day 28 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! For this post I was in a bit of a bind. I wanted to take a picture of a book I was reading, in my favorite place to read, but I read almost everything via the Kindle app on my phone right now….

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Originally posted 2015-10-21 08:00:26. October Book Photo Challenge – Day 21: Short but SweetDay 21 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s fans of The Hunger Games may be surprised to find that the series owes much to two darker works by Stephen King,  published in the Seventies and Eighties under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The first, The Long…

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Originally posted 2015-10-18 08:00:49. Day 18 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Can a zombie learn to love? And what would that mean for the plague? Read Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion to find out!   Once you finish the book, check out the cute and funny movie, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. -knauff13

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