Originally posted 2016-08-03 08:00:20. Day 3 of the August Book Photo Challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s prompt is “Your bookshelves.” I have lots of bookshelves in my house, so I decided to use the handsomest one. And my favorite book on my handsomest shelf  (or any shelf) is The Lord of the Rings, by…

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Originally posted 2016-08-02 08:00:19. Day 2 of the August challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s entry is “TBR Pile.” The focus of this post will be on Stieg Larsson’s fantastic Millenium series, the first book of which is the now-famous The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Like many people, I became interested in this book after…

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Originally posted 2016-08-01 08:00:00. Day 1 of the August challenge from Books and Cupcakes! What I’m reading: I am currently reading Blessings & Curses: The Keys to Lasting Change by John Visser. “ I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” – Deuteronomy…

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Originally posted 2016-07-31 20:00:51. Tomorrow is the first day in August! This month we have decided to participate in Books and Cupcakes August Book Photo Challenge ! Since I listen to most of my books while I drive or work, many of my pictures will be images! Here is a list of the challenge and what pictures you…

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Originally posted 2016-04-12 12:00:11. Title: Sleeping Giants Author: Sylvain Neuvel Published: Del Rey Books (26 April 2016) Pages: 320 Genre: Science Fiction Thriller Series: Themis Files #1 Kid Friendly Rating: PG13 – some sexual references. Synopsis: A young girl falls through a hole in the ground and lands in a giant metal hand. She grows…

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Originally posted 2016-04-06 17:00:34. Title: Tarzan of the Apes Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Published: 1914 Pages: 279 Genre: Action/Adventure Kid Friendly Rating: 11+ Parents may (or may not be) surprised to learn that the original work contains considerably more violence and racism than expected for a pop-culture touchstone. Click here for the Common Sense Media Guide! Synopsis: A cruel twist of…

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Originally posted 2016-04-02 17:00:14. Title: Modern Romance Written By: Aziz Ansari Rating: PG-13 Grade: B If you’ve dated in the age of the smart-phone, you have an idea of the struggles that come with it; the feeling of dread when your fling doesn’t immediately text you back, the stress of carving out the perfect opening…

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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 2016-03-05 17:00:29. Title: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride Author: Cary Elwes Length: 245 Published: 2014 —— “Mawwage..Mwwage is what bwrings us togevah today. Mawwage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dream…” If this quote doesn’t put a smile on your face, this review isn’t for…

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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 2016-02-01 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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