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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Originally posted 2015-10-16 12:04:28. Great. Hoo-ray. This phone would be just flipping perfect if all I needed right now was a two pound piece of plastic in my pocket. My phone will be fine, I said. I have GPS, I said. It has fantastic battery life, I said. Let’s see if I can count the…

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Originally posted 2015-10-15 08:00:22. Day 15 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! The Road by Cormac McCarthy. A sickened man fights tooth and nail to cross a barren landscape and find a better life for his son. McCarthy paints a post-apocalyptic landscape so desolate and bleak you can practically feel the cold through the pages. Once you finish the…

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Originally posted 2015-10-13 08:00:40. Day 13 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! I submit Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. I wanted this book to be great. I really did. I get and respect the takedown of capitalist materialism, but man… if you want to slog through pages and pages of descriptions of high-end designer brand items and…

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Originally posted 2015-10-10 12:30:55.   Title: Spirited Away Director: Hayao Miyazaki Release Date: July 7, 2001 Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 125 minutes Starring: ● Daveigh Chase ● Suzanne Pleshette ● Jason Marsden Kid Friendly Rating: 9+. The movie features several spooky monsters and storylines, and some characters smoke and drink ambiguous substances. Click here…

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Originally posted 2015-10-10 08:00:04. Day 10 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! By now, the movie has far surpassed the source material in terms of popularity, but this is Stephen King at the top of his game: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. This story actually represents the season Spring in a collection of four novellas published in the book Different Seasons,…

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Originally posted 2015-10-06 08:00:11. Day 6 of the challenge from Books and Cupcakes! This is a really interesting twist on a familiar genre. Melanie is a child prodigy, but every morning when she wakes she’s taken to a classroom full of kids and strapped to a chair… for her protection or others’? Read The Girl With All the Gifts, by…

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Originally posted 2015-10-02 14:00:18. Frank couldn’t remember the last time he felt so happy. He considered this as he laid in bed for the final time, with his favorite brown flannel blanket and its soft tassels that tickled his arms. As his rheumy, sunken eyes peered around at the weathered khaki walls in the bedroom…

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Originally posted 2015-09-30 12:30:58. Title: Master of Formalities Author: Scott Meyer Published: July 7, 2015 Pages: 448 Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 10+ The book includes some details about an ongoing war, but descriptions of the violence are not especially gruesome or realistic.

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Originally posted 2015-09-17 11:47:52. Title: Zombies, Run! Developer: Six to Start Platform(s): iOS, Android, Windows Phone Release Date(s): February 27, 2012 Genre: Fitness, Horror, Adventure Players: 1 ESRB Rating: N/A Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Rated “Teen” in the Google Play store. Features violence, gore, and scary plotlines. Undead hordes occasionally chase you through the wasteland….

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