Originally posted 2016-08-11 17:00:54. Title: House of Echoes Author: Brendan Duffy Published: April 14, 2015 Pages: 384 Genre: Horror, Mystery Blurb (What Made Me Read the Book):  Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie…

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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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Originally posted 2016-07-28 17:00:01. Title: In the Mean Time Author: Paul Tremblay Published: October 19, 2010 Pages: 214 Genre: Short Stories, Horror Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ Language, Horror, Scary Themes. This book is not meant for young children.

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Originally posted 2016-07-21 17:00:54. Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Published: 2011 (e-book); March 2013 (audiobook); February 2014 (hardcover) Pages: 369 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ for some coarse language; however, there is enough realistic science in the book that I would hesitate to discourage any mature science-minded kids from reading it.

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Originally posted 2016-07-14 17:00:36. Title: Guardians of the Galazy Director: James Gunn Release Date: August 1, 2014 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 121 Minutes Starring: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Zoe Saldana as Gamora Dave Bautista as Drax Vin Diesel as Groot (Voice) Bradlet Cooper as Rocket (Voice) Kid Friendly Rating:  In our house we have watched this movie…

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Originally posted 2016-07-07 17:00:43. I have never been one for extracurricular activities. When I was little, I did a little bit of Jazz, Ballet, and gymnastics, but they didn’t last too long. I was never good at sports, nor did I care enough to even want to try them. I was also not a fan…

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Originally posted 2016-06-30 17:00:54. Title: Trust Author: David Moody Published: July 23rd, 2012 by Infected Books Pages: 298 Genre: Sci-Fi, Apocolyptic Kid Friendly Rating: 4/10, but I would certainly say 8/10 for ages 16 and up. The limited sexuality in the story is the only thing that does not allow me to rate this higher for “kids”…

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Originally posted 2016-06-23 17:00:30. Title: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Director: Tim Burton Release Date: August 9, 1985 Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 91 Minutes Starring: Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Elizabeth Daily as Dottie Mark Holton as Francis Buxton Diane Salinger as Simone Kid Friendly Rating:  Pee-wee is pretty tame when it comes to movies. It is cute and funny…

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Originally posted 2016-06-16 17:00:30. Title: Zombies, Run! Developer: Six to Start Platform(s): iOS, Android, Windows Phone Release Date(s): February 27, 2012 Genre: Fitness, Horror, Adventure Players: 1 ESRB Rating: N/A Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Rated “Teen” in the Google Play store. Features violence, gore, and scary plotlines. Undead hordes occasionally chase you through the wasteland….

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Originally posted 2016-06-09 17:00:52. Title: Brave Director: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman Release Date: June 22, 2012 Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 93 Minutes Starring: Kelly Macdonald as Merida Billy Connolly as Fergus Emma Thompson as Elinor Julie Walters as The Witch Kid Friendly Rating:  In terms of Disney Princess movies, Brave is probably the…

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Originally posted 2016-06-02 17:00:33. Title: It Author: Stephen King Published: 1986 Pages: 1,138 Genre:  Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating:  0/10 Synopsis: So let’s start at the beginning. Like most people I first saw it on TV during the 90’s and starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the dancing clown. To be honest, every time I watched It, I thought it was…

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Originally posted 2016-05-26 17:00:12. Now this one came across my facebook feed a couple years ago, and I just couldn’t resist. I just couldn’t let that one go by without seeing if I could actually grow potatoes in a garbage can! According to facebook these are the steps: grab a Rubbermaid garbage can from Walmart…

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Originally posted 2016-05-12 17:00:11. I took off Friday and I was awoken at 7am by my daughter screaming “MOM! I am ready to play my TOY!” Now I was in a deep sleep and had no idea what she meant by this new toy, but I begrudgingly got up and ready for the day. After…

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Originally posted 2016-05-05 17:00:34. If your kids are anything like mine you find that every now and again there is an untouched trove of toys from either Christmas or some forgotten birthday. On rare occasions the kids may take these out but because of the time that has passed many of these little expensive treasures…

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