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Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Yep, it’s true…the Sookie Stackhouse era is ending.  With her 13th book in the series, Dead Ever After, author Charlaine Harris makes a valiant attempt at wrapping up the world of the little telepathic, vampire-loving, small town waitress, Sookie Stackhouse, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

I picked up Chocolate Touch simply because the title caught my fancy and boy I am glad I did!  Florand continues her third novel in of Paris with its famous pastry chefs and chocolatiers.  It is a perfectly fun read … Continue reading

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Iced by Karen Marie Moning

“Imagine a world that doesn’t know its own rules.  No cell phones. No Internet. No stock market. No money. No legal system. A third of the world’s population wiped out in a single night and the count rising by millions … Continue reading

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42 (DVD)

If you are not a baseball fanatic (and I am not) then you may not realize that 42 is about Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player to be signed to a major league team.  The title of the … Continue reading

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Defending Your Life (DVD)

This is one of my favorite movies of all time!  It was written, directed, and starred in by Albert Brooks (best known for his Academy Award Best Supporting Actor nominated role in Broadcast News) and has Brooks’ offbeat perspective from … Continue reading

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You Can Buy Happiness (and Its Cheap), by Tammy Strobel

Having recently convinced my husband that we should downsize our house in two years when our youngest child graduates, it was natural for me to grab author Tammy Strobel’s, You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap), when I saw it … Continue reading

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Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

In contrast to the beach scene on the front cover, J. Courtney Sullivan’s second novel, Maine, is anything but a light beach read.  It is a serious and sometimes melancholy look at 3 generations of Irish American women who for … Continue reading

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

16 year old America Singer, citizen of Illea-caste 5, was just chosen as one of 35 girls who will compete for the hand of Maxon Schreave, Prince of Illea-caste 1.  So begins The Selection, a “Hunger Games meets the Bachelor” … Continue reading

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The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

In this second book of Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Last Survivor Trilogy, we are brought back to the start of the cataclysmic events of her first novel Life as We Knew It.  However, in this book the story is told from … Continue reading

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I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You by: Ally Carter

This is Ally Carter’s first book in her YA series, “The Gallagher Girls”, about a prestigious school for exceptional girls who are becoming spies.  It is told from the perspective of 15 year old Cameron Morgan, a.k.a “the Chameleon”, and daughter of … Continue reading

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