In Beasts, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson strives to link our moral shortcomings as humans to our subpar treatment of animals. Masson includes various instances of anecdotal evidence as support for his claims, but by the end, his overly-preachy tone tends to nullify his argument. Not that Beasts isn’t interesting – there are many intriguing aspects about…

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I hate nothing more than purportedly true stories that contain excessive amounts of dialogue. When a nonfiction reads like a fictionalized novel, it should really make the reader question the book’s validity. Perhaps no book is more guilty of this than Martin Sixsmith’s The Lost Child of Philomena Lee. Sixsmith relates the story of Philomena…

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Steal the North tells the story of Emmy Nolan, a sixteen-year-old from Sacramento sent to live with her aunt and uncle in eastern Washington for the summer. This is all fine and dandy, except Emmy had no idea that these relatives even existed. Moreover, they primarily want her to come because they need a virgin…

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Drew Silver is an aging one hit wonder, and middle age has not been kind to him. While the former front man of his band is enjoying a successful solo career, and his gorgeous ex-wife is about to marry a successful surgeon, Silver survives off of royalty checks from “The Bent Daisies” only chart topper…

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Announcements!  We are looking for more to join our crew! Click here to check out what we are looking for!  Would you like to receive our weekly newsletter which is full of great Geeks content?! How about a weekly craft idea? Enjoy delicious recipes? Sign up here On This Day… Dark Cloud 2 released in 2003 John Travolta…

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Title: The Other Life Author: Ellen Meister Published: February 17th, 2011 By Putnam Adult Pages: 320 Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Adult Series: None Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Synopsis: Happily married and pregnant, Quinn Braverman has an ominous secret. Every time she makes a major life decision, she knows an alternate reality exists…

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Series: The Underland Chronicles Titles: Gregor the Overlander; Gregor and the Prophesy of Bane; Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods; Gregor and the Marks of Secret; Gregor and the Code of Claw Author: Suzanne Collins Published: 2003 – 2007 Pages: 336; 320; 304; 352; 416 (from Amazon data, but I think these are based on small pages with a…

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Announcements!  We are looking for more to join our crew! Click here to check out what we are looking for!  Would you like to receive our weekly newsletter which is full of great Geeks content?! How about a weekly craft idea? Enjoy delicious recipes? Sign up here On This Day… Street Fighter V released last year In Fictional…

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Big Law was written by a lawyer. A lawyer who tried his hand at writing. And failed. Ok, maybe “failed” is a bit strong. It’s not that Big Law is unreadable or anything, but at times it comes close. Carney Blake is a newly minted partner at Dunn & Sullivan, an appropriately fancy-sounding law firm that makes…

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Hello and welcome to Upcoming Releases, a segment by the Geeks! Every Sunday we will post upcoming releases of anime, books, comics, games, manga, movies, and music that will be coming out during the week! Wanna see more releases? Leave us a comment! Anime: (From Otaku Calendar!) New Anime February 13th Blood Lad Complete Collection (Blu-ray) UK…

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I have never heard of JI Baker, and the only thing I know about Marilyn Monroe is that she was a size 10 and she committed suicide. Equipped with this limited knowledge, I began reading Baker’s The Empty Glass, a fictionalized account that plays up the conspiracies surrounding the starlet’s death. Told from the perspective…

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When District Attorney Andrew Barber begins investigating the murder of a fourteen-year-old boy, he assumes that the neighborhood pedophile is the culprit. Just as he begins gathering evidence, however, his own son, Jacob, is charged with the gruesome stabbing. Like any parents, Andy and his wife Laurie are appalled at the accusation…initially, at least. Then…

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This is the autobiography that America has been waiting for. Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy has long been known as one of television’s most respected journalists, and Let Me Off At the Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings chronicles the anchor’s accomplished life in his own words. Burgundy rose from a meager upbringing in Haggleworth, Iowa, a…

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