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 2016-03-24 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 2016-02-16 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 2016-01-26 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 2015-12-06 08:00:10. Day 6 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! My daughter was given the book Snowmen at Christmas last year for Christmas from her Preschool and we did not stop reading it until April of that year. We have started up again this year and…

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Originally posted 2015-12-05 17:00:21. Day 5 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Oh this book, this book! When I was in school and about eight years old I repeatedly checked this book out of the library to read, reread then read again! I was absolutely fascinated by the…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 20:00:57. Day 4 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! My daughter loves fish and Christmas so when we saw the book “The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish” at Target, she freaked out and was super excited. I think might be the cutest title for…

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Originally posted 2015-12-03 17:00:56. Day 3 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! This was a childhood favourite of mine that I’ve come to look at through a slightly more critical lens. Katy, a high-spirited tomboy, falls from a swing one day and spends several years bed bound….

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