Originally posted 2017-05-23 17:00:20. I’m a bit concerned that the only books that I seem to even vaguely enjoy anymore tend to be Young Adult. I use “enjoy” loosely, because I certainly didn’t love My Heart and Other Black Holes, but I did like it, which I’ll take at this point. Jasmine Warga’s stab at the…

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Originally posted 2017-05-20 12:00:10. The Mourning Hours is the story of a wrongly accused boy. Everyone turns their back on him, his life is ruined, and the truth only comes out when he is well into middle age. Then, everyone apologetically claims that they believed in him all along. The behavior of the community and…

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Originally posted 2017-05-16 17:00:04. I saw a commercial for a new show on Fox called Wayward Pines. M. Night Shymalon is the executive producer, and although his films are generally pretty hit or miss with me, his involvement here piqued my curiosity. First things first, though – the series is based on a book trilogy, so…

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Originally posted 2017-05-13 12:00:42. I came across Nathan Balingrud’s North American Lake Monsters on a Bookriot list titled “5 Books That Are Legit Nightmare Fuel,” by Rachel Weber. Conveniently, I had been in desperate need of some “nightmare fuel,” so to Amazon I went. I don’t know that I would label these stories as scary in a…

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Originally posted 2017-05-09 17:00:48. The entire time I was reading The Bullet, I kept thinking, “This is just too good to be true.” It almost was, but the last fifty pages or so proved my original sentiment to be correct. The concluding chapters were just not what I had expected, and not in a good way….

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Originally posted 2017-03-31 17:00:23. Title: Moon Called Author: Patricia Briggs Published: January 31st 2006 Pages: 288 Genre:Fantasy/ Young Adult / High Fantasy/ Adult/ Fiction/ Romance/ Paranormal Series: Mercy Thompson series #1 Kid Friendly Rating: PG 13 Synopsis: Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens…

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Originally posted 2017-03-21 17:00:23. I fully expected to hate Jon Harrison’s The Banks of Certain Rivers, but I absolutely loved this book!! Hahahahaha, I know no one actually believed that. We all know by now that that sort of miracle rarely happens to me, if ever. So yeah, I didn’t hate it, but I far from…

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Originally posted 2017-03-18 12:00:19. Jackie and her veterinarian wife, Paula, move to a new town with their slew of foster kids. Ok, so there’s only three foster kids, but any more than one is definitely a slew to me. They have a cranky neighbor lady with a horse, and a foster daughter that habitually sneaks…

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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 island containing a dead…

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50 Shades of Grey opens with the virginal young Anastasia Steele – a reserved college senior majoring in British literature. James does not hesitate to emphasize the obvious comparisons to the loss of purity in Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles – and re-emphasize them, and then emphasize them again for emphasis. Anyway, our inexperienced heroine finds herself interviewing…

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