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Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton

Before there was Sookie Stackhouse, before Twilight, and before the Vampire Diaries there was  Anita Blake. Anita Blake is one of my favorite vampire series. This book makes #22 and I still find it engaging enough to tough out reading … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner and his toddler son spent a year living on the streets of San Francisco, in and out of shelters and run down hotels. All while working in the financial district to get a job that would provide them … Continue reading

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies is a beautiful  contemporary romance such as we have seen in Romeo and Juliet. Everything is against them but in the end love conquers all, only better than it did for Romeo and Juliet.  We have an outbreak … Continue reading

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One takes place in the  future—the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can go to school, earn money, and even … Continue reading

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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

Never growing beyond two feet and eight inches, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Bump spent much of her life hidden by her parents. However, when she impressed legendary showman P.T. Barnum, she suddenly became the world’s most unlikely celebrity. In this fictional … Continue reading

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The Last Noel by Heather Graham

This romantic suspense thriller takes place in a rural area about two hours outside of Boston, Massachusetts. It’s Christmas Eve, and all is neither calm nor bright. They are in the midst of a nor’easter. The snow storm veered south instead … Continue reading

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Headhunters: a novel by Jo Nesbo

Roger Brown takes pride in being one of the best corporate headhunters in the region but his paycheck can’t keep up with his wife’s lifestyle. He adds to his paycheck by dabbling in art theft. Roger has adopted the FBI … Continue reading

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Ranchero by Nick Gavin

If you like the Stephanie Plum series written by Janet Evanovich, you might like Ranchero, written by Rick Gavin. It’s a similar story-type but written from a man’s perspective.  The cover of the book says it’s a crime novel, but … Continue reading

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The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Music CD) by Ma, Meyer, Duncan, and Thile

Performed by:  Yo-yo Ma—cello;  Edgar Meyer—bass, piano, gamba; Stuart Duncan—fiddle; Chris Thile—mandolin, guitar, fiddle & gamba; Aoife O’Donovan & Chris Thile—vocals (tracks 5, 9) If you like unusual instrumental combinations and intricate musical lines you will like The Goat Rodeo … Continue reading

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Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

The story begins at a girls’ 10 and under soccer game in New Jersey, refereed by Phillip Horkman, a happy mild-mannered owner of a pet store called the Wine Shop.  Phillip calls a foul on a girl who would have … Continue reading

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