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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Originally posted 2015-09-02 14:10:14. Title: We Are Not Ourselves Author: Matthew Thomas Published: August 19, 2014 Pages: 620 Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ The themes in this novel might not interest the younger crowd and there are many adult issues such as depression, drinking, and disease.

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Originally posted 2015-08-12 12:43:07. Title: A Dog’s Purpose Author: W. Bruce Cameron Published: July 6, 2010 Pages: 319 Genre: Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  13+ This book is quite mild but there are some themes that might be a bit distressing for children (ie when the dog dies or has to be put to sleep).

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Originally posted 2015-06-10 13:42:41. Title: Ready Player One  Author: Ernest Cline Published:  August 16, 2011 Pages: 384 Genre: Science Fiction and Dystopian Kid Friendly Rating:  15+ Strong Language, some violence. Overall positive message and positive role models Synopsis:            

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Interview with a Character – Firefly Episode – Yes, the entire crew. Why? Because FIREFLY. *I hope I do it justice* If this is your first time here, you’re going to want to catch up with the previous episodes! This week, we’re interviewing the following characters: Cap’n “Mal” Malcolm Reynolds, Hoban “Wash” Washburne, Zoë Alleyne…

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Join the geeks as they discuss the March’s book club pick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Find our Facebook group for more great discussions and a monthly book club! April’s pick: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card! www.facebook.com/groups/geekslovestories

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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 playwright, and, finally, a…

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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 well summarizes the plot…

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