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In know this movie has been out for a while, but with all the big movie releases as of late, I’m just now getting around to Now You See Me. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This movie kept me guessing right until the end. That hasn’t happened in a long time and I enjoyed it! […]
Title: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Author: Max Brooks Genre: Apocalyptic Horror Length: 420 Pages Publisher: Broadway Books Release Date: May 28, 2013 (first published 2006) ISBN: 978-0-7704-3740-4 Book Summary: The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those […]
It saddened me to learn that one of my favorite authors died yesterday. Vince Flynn, the author of Kill Shot, Last Man and American Assassin, died at the young age of 47 of prostate cancer. He left behind his wife, Lysa, and their three children. I picked up Flynn’s American Assassin, thinking my husband would like it in my […]
Title: For Love or Money Author: Cathy Perkins Genre: Romantic Suspense Length: 367 pages Publisher: Entangled Publishing Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 978-1-62266-097-1 Book Summary: When Holly Price trips over a friend’s dead body while hiking, her life suddenly takes a nosedive into a world of intrigue and danger. The verdict is murder—and Holly is the prime suspect. Of course, the fact […]
It’s not every day that I’ll admire a bug. Most days I’d rather squash them or run screaming for cover when they start dive bombing my head. I swear flies have a thing for my ears, always trying to use them as their personal landing bay. So it is a rare occasion that I will […]
Washington’s Split Personality Guest Post by Cathy Perkins The first week of June kicks off the summer season. School’s out and vacations are in, especially if you have a family. Since we love to travel, we take short trips throughout the year, but summer always brings the bigger trips. A longer stay gives us time […]
The first official trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire is out! I thought I’d heard somewhere that they were making a sequel. Sigh… So many movies, so little time. Of course this one doesn’t hit theaters until March 7, 2014, so I’m sure I can fit it into my burgeoning schedule. Not being one to really keep up […]
Title: Time Flies Author: Claire Cook Genre: Women’s Lit Length: 303 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: June 11, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4516-7367-8 Book Summary: Years ago, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta. She’s carved out a life […]
Here it is! The first trailer for the next installment in The Hobbit movie series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. So mark your calendars for December 13th. I know my daughter is already buzzing about this one. I think it’s partly due to Martin Freeman, aka Dr. John Watson, of BBC’s television series Sherlock. Either way, I know we’ll […]
Even though it seems like Hollywood just remade this movie, I’m excited to see this!