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 2017-03-07 17:00:37. Louis Malone was disfigured by a fire at the age of sixteen, and has lived as a recluse since that time. Iris Shula is an unattractive nurse who has been ostracized for her entire life due to her physical appearance. One day, Louis Malone falls out of his window, and meets…

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Originally posted 2016-08-27 12:00:50. This book pained my soul. I knew it would. I hate post-apocalyptic stuff, but the back flap of Station Eleven mentioned something about Shakespeare, so I read it. Fail.  Station Eleven is set up to be a series, at least it seems to be. There is a big flu (how original) that…

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Originally posted 2016-08-20 12:00:33. I just cannot get into this noir stuff. I’ve tried reading quite a few books in this genre, and my attention never fails to wander extravagantly. While reading Murder, D.C., I found myself seriously contemplating Fall Out Boy lyrics, only to realize that I’d “read” 20 pages and had no recollection of doing so….

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Originally posted 2016-08-16 17:00:38. I did not hate all of Wreckage. In fact, I honestly enjoyed the majority of it. That is, until the ending. Emily Bleeker has created an ending to infuriate me like no ending before it. I have read some bad books in my time, and I have been angered to the point…

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Originally posted 2016-08-09 17:00:40. After extravagantly blowing my Audible budget for the year, I’ve been on a quest for reasonably-priced audiobooks. I am currently trying out Kindle Unlimited, which is priced nicely, but the content quality definitely reflects the pricepoint. The available audiobooks are restricted to gory horror, trashy romance, and sapville USA. In other…

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Originally posted 2016-08-04 17:00:10. 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 2016-07-21 17:00:54. Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Published: 2011 (e-book); March 2013 (audiobook); February 2014 (hardcover) Pages: 369 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ for some coarse language; however, there is enough realistic science in the book that I would hesitate to discourage any mature science-minded kids from reading it.

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Originally posted 2016-04-12 17:00:55. I love a good old-fashioned tale about demonic possession. Really, who doesn’t? When I stumbled upon The Boy Who Could See Demons, I was anticipating something along the lines of The Exorcist meets The Sixth Sense. In a way, this is exactly what Jess-Cooke delivers. Her novel centers around ten-year-old Alex…

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