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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Originally posted 2016-01-17 08:00:19. I’ve been reading some real winners on Kindle Unlimited lately, and The Memory Child is no exception. This one wasn’t quite as terrible as I’ve grown accustomed to, in fact, I actually enjoyed it. That being said, it was incredibly predictable, and a really cool twist was mangled by Holmes revealing too much…

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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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