Month: July 2014

People I Want to Punch in the Throat:  Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges

People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges

People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann Goodreads A debut collection of witty, biting essays laced with a surprising warmth, from Jen Mann, the writer behind the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat People I want to punch in the throat: • anyone who feels the need to bling her washer and dryer • humblebraggers • people who treat their pets like children Jen… Read more »

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Guest Review: When the World was Young by Elizabeth Gaffney

*Guest Review by Kelsey Plot Summary: Wally Baker is no ordinary girl. Living in her grandparents’ Brooklyn Heights brownstone, she doesn’t like dresses, needlepoint, or manners. Her love of “Wonder Woman” comics and ants makes her feel like a misfit–especially in the shadow of her dazzling but unstable mother, Stella. Acclaimed author Elizabeth Gaffney’s irresistible novel captures postwar Brooklyn through Wally’s eyes, opening on V-J day, as she grows up with the rest of America. Reeling from her own unexpected… Read more »

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The Forever Watch

by David Ramirez Overview (from B&N.com):  All that is left of humanity is on a thousand-year journey to a new planet aboard one ship, The Noah, which is also carrying a dangerous serial killer… As a City Planner on the Noah, Hana Dempsey is a gifted psychic, economist, hacker and bureaucrat and is considered “mission critical.” She is non-replaceable, important, essential, but after serving her mandatory Breeding Duty,  the impregnation and birthing that all women are obligated to undergo, her… Read more »

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Pulled Beneath

by Marni Mann Overview (from B&N.com):  What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie? Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby. Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Characters I Would Want With Me on a Deserted Island

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top 10 challenge was interesting one for me.  Sometimes I really have an issue when it comes to making a decision, so these lists are a challenge in and of themselves.  But to narrow it down to only 10 characters I might want to be stuck with on a deserted island was mind-boggling at first.  Just so that everyone is on the same page as… Read more »

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Sharknado (Rated TV-14)

*This review is part of our new weekly Monday movie reviews that we’re aptly calling Manic Movie Mondays!  And we chose Sharknado to be our pilot review for this new posting title.  Enjoy!  Starring:  Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, and Cassie Scerbo Directed by:  Anthony C. Ferrante Synopsis:  When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. My Thoughts:  Lets get the obvious out-of-the-way first…. Read more »

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After Wimbledon

by Jennifer Gilby Roberts Overview (from B&N.com):  After 12 years on the pro. tennis tour and four years with her sort-of boyfriend, Lucy Bennett has had enough. She wants real life… and real love. Her life, her decision. Right? Well, no one else seems to think so. With opinions on all sides, Lucy’s head is spinning. And she’s stumbling right into the arms of long-term crush and fellow player Sam. Shame her boyfriend – his arch-rival – would sooner smash… Read more »

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Treat Yo Self Thursday – July 17, 2014

At No Money 4 Books, they have a weekly meme going for Treat Yo Self Thursday.  It’s based off of Parks and Recreation and I love seeing what Ali has treated herself to every week.  I don’t normally treat myself because when I do, I go way overboard with it.  See our last Treat Yo Self post here.  This week I was buying a book that a co-worker recommended I read (for dating because I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m hopeless) and… Read more »

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Guest Review: Until the End by Tracey Ward

Guest Review by BookJunkieKrystal from Books Are My Thing. Today is the second and final (for now) installment of our Round Robin Guest Posts! BookJunkieKrystal from Books Are My Thing, Ali from No Money 4 Books, and I are each going to review a book for a guest post on each other’s blogs. We are going to do this twice so we each post on each other’s blogs once. If you’d like to read our first posts, all about Stephen King books, you can… Read more »

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Southwind Knights

by B. E. Priest Overview (from B&N.com):  In an age when people lived off the land and the Wild was still wild—when a young Queen warmed the throne and her Bulwark Knights patrolled the unruly borders—the edge of civilization was a place where dreams went to die. Welcome to Southwind. Asher’s best friend has been poisoned. He has three days to live. The only cure: a unicorn horn. The only place to find one: Dragoncliff Cove, where none dare go…. Read more »

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