Originally posted 2016-01-06 12:00:02.   Title: Joyland Author: Stephen King Published: June 4, 2013 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery/Crime Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ Like most Stephen King novels, the book contains some adult themes and situations, but it doesn’t stray very far into adult territory. Synopsis:  Devin Jones is a college student in 1973 who takes a summer job as…

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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 2015-12-08 12:00:11. I have a bad habit of selecting books based on their cover art, which consistently results in anger and disappointment. In spite of the proven futility of this method, I again fell into the trap when I purchased E.B Hudspeth’s The Resurrectionist. In my defense, though, look at this cover –…

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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 2015-11-30 17:42:09. Title: The Year I met You Author: Cecelia Ahern Published: October 9th, 2014 Pages: 416 Genre: Romance/ Drama / Slight comedy Series: None Kid Friendly Rating: PG 13 Synopsis:  Jasmine know two things: one, she loves her vulnerable sister unconditionally, and will fight to the death to protect her from anyone who…

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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 2015-11-24 12:13:56. 50 Shades of Grey launched a deluge of copycat trilogies, because if this world needs one more thing, it’s more poorly-written erotic fiction. I really didn’t think that any other author could compare to EL James, but by the grace of Kindle Unlimited, I came across Faking It. This novel took my breath away…

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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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Originally posted 2015-10-28 12:00:26. Title: Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons Author: Michael Witwer Published: October 6th, 2015 Pages: 276 Genre: Biography Kid Friendly Rating: Not Applicable.  Kids generally would not grasp the book, short of about age 16. Synopsis:  This is it, the story of the man who…

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Originally posted 2015-10-24 12:00:39.   Title: Red Rising Series: Red Rising Trilogy Author: Pierce Brown Published: January 28, 2014 Pages: 401 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ This book can be downright grisly at times. Extreme violence is accepted, and even encouraged behavior in this society. The author often paints this violence negatively, but it is…

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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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