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 2016-02-01 17:00:43. Title: ORYX and CRAKE Author: Margaret Atwood Published: March, 30th, 2004 Pages: 374 Genre: Speculative fiction /adventure romance Series: MaddAddam Trilogy Synopsis:  Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling…

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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 2015-12-07 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 2015-12-06 08:00:10. Day 6 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! My daughter was given the book Snowmen at Christmas last year for Christmas from her Preschool and we did not stop reading it until April of that year. We have started up again this year and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-05 17:00:21. Day 5 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Oh this book, this book! When I was in school and about eight years old I repeatedly checked this book out of the library to read, reread then read again! I was absolutely fascinated by the…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 20:00:57. Day 4 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! My daughter loves fish and Christmas so when we saw the book “The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish” at Target, she freaked out and was super excited. I think might be the cutest title for…

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Originally posted 2015-12-03 17:00:56. Day 3 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! This was a childhood favourite of mine that I’ve come to look at through a slightly more critical lens. Katy, a high-spirited tomboy, falls from a swing one day and spends several years bed bound….

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Originally posted 2015-12-02 17:00:19. Day 2 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today we are looking at a favorite series and it is not hard to see that Harry Potter ranks high! I will admit that since I was older when the books came out and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-01 17:00:23. Day 1 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Starting off with a fresh month and a fresh Currently Reading. In my house, my daughter cannot get enough of the book Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland. We read this book over and over,…

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