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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

UnEnchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale

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by Chanda Hahn Overview (from B&N.com):  Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; that is until she saves her crush’s life on a field trip, changing her high school status from loser to hero overnight.  But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light.  For …

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Turkey Roll-ups with Cilantro Mayonnaise

These make delicious snacks or appetizers.  Note:  you only need to use about 1 tablespoon or less of the cilantro mayonnaise on each turkey roll-up.  ENJOY! Ingredients (turkey roll-ups) – Serves 2 4 slices turkey breast 4 medium Boston lettuce leaves Cilantro mayonnaise (see below) 4 scallions (e.g. green onions) 4 red bell pepper strips Directions …

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Grown Ups (Rated PG-13)

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Starring:  Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Maya Rudolph, and Maria Bello Directed by:  Dennis Dugan Synopsis:  After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. My Thoughts:  This was not a typical Adam Sandler comedy …

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The Hot Girl’s Friend

The Hot Girl's Friend

by Lisa Scott Overview (from B&N.com):  How can a plain Jane find love when her best friend is a curvy, blonde man magnet?  Jane usually busies herself during a night on the town, fending off the men lusting after her gorgeous friend Miranda.  When Brady the bartender overhears her inspired, ludicrous excuses, he resolves to …

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Atonement (Rated R)

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Starring:  Kiera Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn Directed by:  Joe Wright Synopsis:  Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit.  Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan. My Thoughts:  The story-line seems very …

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Beasts and Maidens

Beasts and Maidens

by M. E. Timmons Overview (from B&N.com):  In a world in which all men are beasts until they fall in love, a young witch will do everything she can to break the curse. In it’s most basic form, this is a large-scale take on Beauty and the Beast.   Luckily, this book is so much …

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The Amazing Spider-Man (Rated PG-13)

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Starring:  Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field Directed by:  Marc Webb Synopsis:  Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young.  His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. My Thoughts: …

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A Dangerous Game: A Short Story

A Dangerous Game

by Ella Monroe Overview (from B&N.com):  In A Dangerous Game, an e-orginal by Ella Monroe, Taylor Cane is planning a dangerous game for tonight’s over-the-top party for Washington DC’s privileged crowd.  Not even her three best friends know what she’s going to do…what she has to do.  Because if Jackie Whitman, Laura Beth Ballou, or …

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Safety Not Guaranteed (Rated R)

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Starring:  Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson Directed by:  Colin Trevorrow Synopsis:  Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. My Thoughts:  I’m not normally interested in watching indie movies.  I originally watched this on Netflix because of Mark …

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These make great appetizers and snacks.  They also make great lunches.  I actually make it and separate it into 1 cup servings that can be frozen for later (in freezer bags or freezer-friendly tupperware).  *Do NOT eat, if you have a peanut allergy!* Ingredients 1-1/4 pounds extra lean ground turkey 1 package (16 oz.) frozen …

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