Originally posted 2016-08-30 17:00:09. Dark Rooms tries to be a Gillian Flynn novel. I understand the appeal, for a while there every thriller published wanted to be Gone Girl. Amolik seems to be going for more of a Dark Places vibe, which is a far worse crime, as Dark Places is probably Flynn’s best novel. Flynn achieves gritty…

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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 2016-08-25 17:00:59. 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 2016-08-23 17:00:52. The Troop is not for the easily nauseated. While not quite as disturbing as American Psycho, this tale of a boy scout trip gone awry did leave me dry-heaving on the side of the road (be wary of the dangers of listening to graphic Audible books while running). Every year, Scoutmaster Tim takes…

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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 2016-08-18 17:00:42. 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 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 2016-08-14 12:00:49. This one was easy! We homeschool and this year we have chosen Veritas Presses Literature!  Grade Three includes some awesome classic reads such as: Charlotte’s Web Homer Price Misty of Chincoteague The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe The Magician’s Nephew Peter Pan The Emperor’s New Clothes The Random House Book…

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Originally posted 2016-08-13 12:00:16. The Mermaid’s Sister is some of the most cliched garbage I have ever read. Carrie Anne Noble is weakly grasping at J.K. Rowling’s coattails, yet the world that Noble has drafted pales in comparison to the vibrant and alluring world of Harry Potter. YA authors need to abandon this quest to revise Twilight…

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Originally posted 2016-08-13 08:00:07. Today is day 13 of the Books and Cupcakes Book Photo Challenge! I got these bookmarks from Elise Kova all signed by the author of the Air Awakening series. She just wrapped up the final book in the series and celebrated by hosting a giveaway for the entire series.  She writes…

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Originally posted 2016-08-10 17:00:32. Title: Bones To Ashes ( Temperence Brennan #10 ) Author: Kathy Reichs Published: June 4th, 2008 Pages: 388 Genre: Mystery / Fiction / Crime / Thriller Synopsis: Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the…

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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 2016-08-07 17:00:21. Today’s prompt from Books and Cupcakes was “Words on a Page”. I’m currently revisiting a book from my teen years.  I remember getting this book from my mother when she worked a the library.  This poor book was checked out so many times by teenage me.  My mom’s love for Pier…

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Originally posted 2016-08-06 12:00:24. Seventeen-year-old Emma’s boyfriend is dying from cancer. Everyone in his family has accepted this fact, but not Emma. She has a plan. Emma gets the town “witch” to concoct a potion to bring Lucas back from the verge of death and – surprisingly – it works. Or it seems to, at…

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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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