Month: November 2014

Guest Review:  Five by Ursula Archer

Guest Review: Five by Ursula Archer

Five: A Novel by Ursula Poznanski, Ursula Archer Series: Beatrice Kaspary #1 Published by Minotaur Books on December 9th 2014 Goodreads EVERY CORPSE IS A CLUE N47° 46.605 E013° 21.718. A dismembered hand N47° 48.022 E013° 10.910 Two severed ears N47° 26.195 E013° 12.523 A mutilated corpse A woman is found murdered. Tattooed on her feet is a strange combination of numbers and letters. Map co-ordinates. The start of a sinister treasure hunt by a twisted killer. Detective Beatrice Kaspary… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books on My Winter TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. This is one of my favorite lists to make… Read more »

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Delivery Man (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders Directed by:  Ken Scott Synopsis:  An affable underachiever (Vince Vaughn) finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago.  Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. My Thoughts:  Have you ever gone to see a movie with certain expectations that were dashed to a disappointing degree?  Or maybe you went to see… Read more »

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No Place Like Oz

No Place Like Oz

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige Series: Dorothy Must Die #0.1 Buy on Amazon Goodreads After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was… Read more »

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Crossing the Ice

Crossing the Ice

Crossing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux Series: Ice #1 Published by Jennifer Comeaux on January 1st 1970 Goodreads Falling hard never felt so good. Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team. The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though… The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she… Read more »

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Yes Please

Yes Please

Yes Please by Amy Poehler Goodreads In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book is full of words to live by. My Thoughts:  Oh… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. This week’s TTT is an exciting one for me…. Read more »

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman Directed by:  Francis Lawrence Synopsis:  Six months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark, must go on what is known as the Victor’s Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta…. Read more »

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Wait for Signs

by Craig Johnson Overview (from Goodreads):  Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have… Read more »

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Bossypants

Bossypants

Bossypants by Tina Fey Published by Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books on January 3rd 2012 Goodreads Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina… Read more »

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