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Book of the Week: The Fireman - Joe Hill

Horror writer Joe Hill is no stranger to the bestseller lists but with this fast-paced, cheeky dystopian epic I think we can expect him to arrive early and stay awhile. 625 more words

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New Nonfiction: The Underdogs - Melissa Fay

Greene is a great narrative nonfiction writer who has twice been a National Book Award finalist. She has written with insight and empathy on everything from race and domestic violence to coal miners and her own family. 420 more words

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Fiction Short Take: Girls on Fire - Robin Wasserman

Wasserman is a well-known YA author making her adult suspense debut with this tale of two teens negotiating the treacherous territory between girlhood and adulthood in the early 1990s. 273 more words

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Nonfiction Short Take: The Boys int he Bunkhouse - Dan Barry

Barry won the top prize in the 2015 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest for his New York Times reporting on this astonishing true story of 32 mentally disabled men who labored for decades in a turkey-processing plant as veritable slaves. 258 more words

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Nonfiction Short Take - The Time Traveler's Handbook - Johnny Acton, David Goldblatt and James Wyllie

This history book in the form of a travel guide is a blast!

Have you ever wondered what you might need to wear if you were setting off back in time to attend the St. 151 more words

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Summer Reading List

I finally have a list of books that I want to finish reading before the summer ends. I have some high hopes for getting through these books with as much as I want to get done this summer but a girl can dream!  118 more words

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Ruination

Over at Alex on Film I’ve added my notes on The Ruins (2008), a film based on a novel by Scott Smith that I reviewed… 119 more words

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