Originally posted 2016-03-24 17:00:41. Title: IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? ( And Other Concerns ) Author: Mindy Kaling Published: November 1, 2011 Pages: 222 Genre: Comedy/ Bio/Humour Synopsis:  Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and…

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Originally posted 2016-02-16 12:00:30. I have pretty low expectations anymore, but Evil Librarian is a surprisingly clever YA novel that actually exceeded those – albeit modest – expectations. It still tends to be a bit repetitive and long-winded; but for the most part, Michelle Knudsen’s journey to Hell is a rewarding read. The below excerpt pretty…

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Originally posted 2016-02-09 12:36:36. I have been trying to review Don’t Stand So Close on and off for almost a week. I have nothing to say about it; I feel nothing towards this book. Really, it makes me think of my husband. Steve is the champion of apathy. He rarely has strong feelings towards anything. When…

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Originally posted 2016-02-02 17:00:25. Everyone needs to quit trying to write the next Gone Girl. More importantly, I need to stop reading books that are advertised as “the next Gone Girl.” I wasn’t even a big fan of that book, but I’m apparently drawn to books claiming to be similar. More often than not, twisty and convoluted…

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Originally posted 2016-01-26 17:00:27. Jude Farraday is a helicopter mother with no life outside of her children. She perceives herself as the perfect parent, but anyone who pictures his or herself as the ideal anything rarely is. Especially in terms of motherhood. Jude’s twins have reached the point where they have both been accepted into…

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Originally posted 2016-01-19 12:50:43. I’ve always been drawn to the whole idea of reincarnation, so Eight Minutes instantly appealed to me. Reisenbichler’s novel starts out strong, but lost steam, and my attention, about halfway through. While Shelly Buckner is busy pushing out a baby, her husband, Eric, is in a near-fatal car accident on his way…

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Originally posted 2016-01-17 08:00:19. I’ve been reading some real winners on Kindle Unlimited lately, and The Memory Child is no exception. This one wasn’t quite as terrible as I’ve grown accustomed to, in fact, I actually enjoyed it. That being said, it was incredibly predictable, and a really cool twist was mangled by Holmes revealing too much…

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Originally posted 2016-01-02 12:00:57. As readers, we all know the euphoria of one-more-chapter books. These glorious novels have been few and far between for me in recent years, so when I find one, I treasure it. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is Stephen King’s latest collection of short stories. I may be a tad bit biased,…

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Originally posted 2015-11-28 12:30:28. The Pocket Wife is the tale of Dana Catrell, a woman with a history of psychological issues who one day drinks too much and may or may not have murdered her neighbor. Psychologically unreliable characters typically make the best characters, but this was not the case here. The protagonist is so…

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Originally posted 2015-11-04 12:14:20. Title: Dietland Author: Sarai Walker Published: May 26, 2015 Pages: 320 Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction Blurb (What Made Me Read the Book):  Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail for a popular…

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Originally posted 2015-10-27 12:00:05. Title: House of Echoes Author: Brendan Duffy Published: April 14, 2015 Pages: 384 Genre: Horror, Mystery Blurb (What Made Me Read the Book):  Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie…

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Originally posted 2015-10-20 17:00:47. Today, Jurassic World is released on DVD and I’d be really excited about this…except I already bought the digital download a week ago and watched it half a dozen times.  I know that most of my friends thought the movie was on the bad end of the spectrum (whether it was…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 19:00:34. Title:  Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published: September 10, 2013 Pages: 445 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Kid Friendly Rating:  14+  language is used, but not all that much. Characters that are over 18 discuss losing their virginity. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. Synopsis: Cath is a fangirl. It really does not get more simple…

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Originally posted 2015-10-07 12:00:19. Title:  The Aeronaut’s Windlass Author: Jim Butcher Published: 29 September, 2015 Pages: 630 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy: Steampunk Fantasy Series: The Cinder Spires, Volume One Kid Friendly Rating:  Teenagers, 14-15 at the earliest.  Violence and graphic depictions of violence, but without extreme language Synopsis: Spire Albion finds herself and all of her…

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Originally posted 2015-09-09 11:49:22. Title: In the Mean Time Author: Paul Tremblay Published: October 19, 2010 Pages: 214 Genre: Short Stories, Horror Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ Language, Horror, Scary Themes. This book is not meant for young children.

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