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Olivia Joules & The Overactive Imagination

Olivia Joules is a freelance journalist for the Sunday Times. She has been asked by her editor to cover a fabulous Hollywood makeup line launch party. While there, she ends up catching the eye of the sexy Pierre Feramo, who may or may not be an Al-Qaeda terrorist. What follows is her adventures around the…

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Summer of My German Soldier

Patricia Ann Bergen is a 12 year old Jewish girl living in wartime Arkansas. I guess it was customary to send POWs to America during World War II. I have never heard of such a policy before. But the author, Bette Greene, based it on her childhood in the South. So I assume she actually…

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Twilight

“Twilight” is everything that I thought it would be, and more. And what I thought was that it was horrendous. The language feeds into its young adult target audience, Twilight Moms notwithstanding. Basically I went into reading it knowing it as fanfiction, and it read like that. My opinion didn’t change when I finished it.…

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After Dark

Excellent book. Murakami’s name leapt out at me because I was looking for something new to read and The Slants have a spoken word song named after him. I like to think of it as a post-modern film noir set in Tokyo, around two sisters named Eri and Mari, and how their lives connect to…

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Me & Mr. Darcy

American bookstore ninja/Darcy fangirl runs into Mr. Darcy in modern times on his own turf. Hi-jinks ensue. It’s amazing the impact Jane Austen has had on literature, how many times her story lines have been retold and redone even today. I’m not a hopelessly obsessive fangirl, but I do recognized her significance to literature and…

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Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

Basically, the premise of the book is if you could write a memoir in six words, what would yours be?

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Mouse Tales

I finished “Mouse Tales” by David Koenig from my summer reading list last week. If you want to know about the dark side of paradise (i.e. Disneyland, which is paradise as far as I’m concerned), read it. I think there’s an updated version out now, but I liked what I read from the original.

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