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FACING UP TO  FACEBOOK

Facebook: you either love it or hate it. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground.  Youngsters are embryonically attached to it, parents peer at their  kids’ friends and activities, while  the elderly regard it with suspicion or disdain. 289 more words

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Monthly Blog Round up – February

My blog posts from February

Elizabeth Strout’s OLIVE KITTERIDGE

I missed this Pulitzer Prize winning novel the first time around and after watching the first 15 minutes of the new HBO mini-series I know I had to read the book. 521 more words

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Review of Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick

Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick


Review: Love, Lucas started off pretty good but as the book went of it seemed that the plot got more childish along with the main characters. 460 more words

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Book Review: Triax, ed. Robert Silverberg (1977)

(Justin Todd’s cover for the 1979 edition)

3.75/5 (collated rating: Good)

Triax (1978) contains three original novellas written specifically for the volume.  I concur with Robert Silverberg’s defense of the novella form in the introduction, “it allows the leisurely development of an idea, the careful and elaborate exploration of the consequences of the fictional situation, while at the same time not requiring the intricate plot-and-counterplot scaffolding of a true novel” (vii).   830 more words

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Hellhole by Gina Damico

Title: Hellhole
Author: Gina Damico
Date Started: February 27
Date Finished: February 27
Format: Hardcover from my local library

Hellhole follows the tale of Max, a seventeen-year-old dinosaur geek, who works at the local gas station, is best friends with the chief of police’s daughter, and takes care of his mom who has a fucked up heart. 405 more words

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REVIEW: This Side of Forever – Jo Chandler * * * *

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STAR RATING:  4 Stars

Book Description from Amazon

Annie Bloom and Lexi Vanderkamp are out for a night of drinking beer and having fun in Annie’s Camaro when Lexi, who is driving, makes a fatal mistake. 583 more words

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Dracula by Bram Stoker 

Dracula is the definitive vampire story. It’s not the first, but it had set the template for all vampire stories since which came after. I first read it a number of years ago for college. 259 more words

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