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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Originally posted 2015-12-01 12:00:24. Louisa Clark is out of a job and desperate to find one in order to support not only her parents, but her single-mother sister as well. After repeatedly failing at a parade of medial positions, Lou is offered an opportunity to become a “care assistant”for a quadriplegic, 35-year-old man. Will Traynor…

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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 2015-11-21 12:00:43. Pretty much everyone who has gone to school in the last 30 years has read or been exposed to the Diaries of Anne Frank. What most don’t know is that there are actually two foundations who claim ownership to different renditions of the diary. One held by The Anne Frank Foundation,…

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Originally posted 2015-11-18 17:00:51. Title: Son of the Black Sword Author: Larry Correia Published: October 27, 2015 Pages: 432 Genre: High Fantasy Series: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior Kid Friendly Rating: 4/10 for graphic violence and some language. Probably best for kids around 15 or 16 as some concepts are heavy and not relatable for younger readers…or at…

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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 2015-11-11 12:00:16. Originally posted on www.danetrain.com  on October 11, 2014 Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son. Apparently, he vaguely attempted to conceal this fact by disguising his last name, but one look at his author photo immediately reveals the truth: the man looks just like his father. When I learned that King had a…

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Originally posted 2015-11-04 17:00:06. I don’t really associate Jonah Hill or James Franco with serious films. I do know that they are both trying to go that route, and if the movie is anything like the book, True Story just might be their ticket. I only wonder how long it will take Franco to re-release the…

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