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Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist?!

Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist?!

One of the highlights of my workday is nerding out with the IT guys and talking about various animes, movies, etc. Today, our conversation somehow devolved into terrible anime live-actions (*cough* Netflix Death Note *cough*) and one of the guys told me that there’s a live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie available to stream now on Netflix. Of course, after Death Note, I don’t have high hopes, but after watching the trailer, I can’t help but think that it doesn’t look horribly…

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Book Review: Deepwood by Jennifer Roberson

Book Review: Deepwood by Jennifer Roberson

Title: Deepwood Author: Jennifer Roberson Series: Karavans, Book 2 Publisher: DAW Hardcover: 336 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Diviners have told Audrun that the child she carries must be born in a haven of peace, far from her war-scourged homeland, but as she flees she finds only far greater danger. For her karavan is overtaken by Alisanos, the deepwood?a dangerous magical forest that harbors not only demons, gods, and other otherwordly creatures, but also its own sinister…

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Picture Book Review: Noah Webster’s Fighting Words

Picture Book Review: Noah Webster’s Fighting Words

Title: Noah Webster’s Fighting Words Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer Illustrator: Mircea Catusanu Publisher: Millbrook Press Hardcover: 40 pages Source: County of Los Angeles OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Noah Webster – famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States – was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well, everything. Spelling. Politics. Laws. You name it, he had something to say about it. He even commented on…

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Wishlist Wednesday #30: Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

Wishlist Wednesday #30: Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. How’s this for a Valentine’s day feature? :p I won this book from one of NovelKnight’s awesome giveaways and I’m excited to be able to read it. I love science fiction, and the cover tells me it might be a creepy read. Title: Pitch Dark Author: Courtney Alameda Publisher: Feiwel & Friends…

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Audiobook Review: The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse

Audiobook Review: The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse

Title: The Music of Dolphins Author: Karen Hesse Narrator: Michele McHall Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Duration: 2 hours, 49 minutes Source: County of Los Angeles Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) At the age of four, Mila fell rom a refugee craft and was lost in the ocean between Cuba and Florida. Until her rescue eight years later, she lived as a wild child of the sea. As Mila now learns to communicate and deal with the complexities of human feelings, she develops an understanding…

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Book Review: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange

Book Review: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange

Title: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah Author: Erin Jade Lange Publisher: Bloomsbury Hardcover: 320 pages Source: Goodreads Giveaways Summary: (taken from Goodreads) “The Breakfast Club” gets a modern, high-stakes reboot in this story of four very different teens and a night that changes them forever. The Rebel: Once popular, Andi is now a dreadlocked, tattooed wild child. The Bully: York torments everyone who crosses his path, especially his younger brother. The Geek: Tired of being bullied, Boston is obsessed with getting into an Ivy League college….

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Book Review: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Book Review: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Title: Fever 1793 Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Aladdin Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) It’s late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn’t get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family’s coffee shop,…

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February Giveaway: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

February Giveaway: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

I’m thinking of starting monthly giveaways of books I’ve rated 5 stars within the past year. For this one, we’re giving away a copy of Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker! We both loved this book and still consider it one of our favorite books about wine. Here’s some info: Title: Cork Dork Author: Bianca Bosker Publisher: Penguin Books Paperback: 352 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Like many of us, tech reporter Bianca Bosker saw wine as a way to unwind at the end of…

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Book Review: Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Book Review: Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Title: Thirteenth Child Author: Patricia C. Wrede Series: Frontier Magic, Book 1 Publisher: Scholastic Press Hardcover: 344 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he’s supposed to possess amazing talent — and she’s supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously…

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Wishlist Wednesday #29: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Wishlist Wednesday #29: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. Tamora Pierce has long been a favorite of mine, and I’m excited to see that she’s working on a Tortall Universe series about Numair. This brings me right back into adolescent excitement and I can’t wait to read this. It releases in just under a week!!! Title: Tempests and Slaughter…

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