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Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless

by Liz Czukas Overview (from Goodreads):  Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day 5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market 4) Crashing a cart into a customer’s car right in front of her snarky coworker Sammi 3) Trying to rock the “drowned rat” look after being caught in a snowstorm 2) Making …

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The Martian

by Andy Weir Overview (from Goodreads):  Apollo 13 meets Cast Away in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first man to die …

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club

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 …

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Into the Woods

Starring:  James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, and Johnny Depp Directed by:  Rob Marshall Synopsis:  Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the …

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Stolen

by Erin Bowman Overview (from Goodreads):  Before Gray Weathersby uncovered the truth about Claysoot and the Laicos Project, a girl named Bree came of age in the coastal settlement of Saltwater—and made her own surprising journey to the world beyond its borders. In Stolen, discover the story of Bree’s life before she was Snatched from …

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Treat Yo Self Thursday – January 22, 2015

Over at No Money 4 Books, they created this bookish meme called Treat Yo Self Thursday.  We all know that it’s just not possible to buy ourselves every book or bookish item that we’d like, but we should treat ourselves once in a while!  Inspired by Parks and Recreation’s Treat Yo Self Day, this is a chance to share …

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Melt

by Selene Castrovilla Overview (from Goodreads):  Based on true events, MELT is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. MELT will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul. MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard …

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A Discovery of Witches

by Deborah Harkness Overview (from Goodreads):  Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few …

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Freebie Week

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 …

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2015 Women Challenge

This challenge will make us want to read more books of any kind written by women, so choose whatever you like and get involved!  This challenge is hosted by Peek a Book! Rules: Anyone can join You don’t need a blog to participate: if you are a non-blogger please leave a comment with a link (if …

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