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Book Review: Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J Buchanan

Book Review: Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J Buchanan

Title: Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever Author: Patrick J Buchanan Publisher: Crown Forum Hardcover: 336 pages Source: Netgalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From Vietnam to the Southern Strategy, from the opening of China to the scandal of Watergate, Pat Buchanan–speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon–tells the untold story of Nixon’s embattled White House, from its historic wins to it devastating defeats. In his inaugural address, Nixon held out a hand in friendship to…

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Book Review: Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson

Book Review: Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson

Title: Blood Brothers Author: Colleen Nelson Publisher: Dundurn Paperback: 240 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar. When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school, he knows it s his chance for a better life. But it means leaving Lincoln and the neighbourhood…

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Book Review: Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

Book Review: Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

Title: Things I Should Have Known Author: Claire LaZebnik Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcout Paperback: 320 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as…

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Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper Author: Kerri Maniscalco Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 1 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Hardcover: 326 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice…

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Podcast Review: The Worst Idea of All Time

Podcast Review: The Worst Idea of All Time

Podcast: The Worst Idea of All Time Hosts: Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt Summary: (taken from Worst Idea of All Time) The Worst Idea of All Time is a podcast hosted by Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt, two New Zealand comedians who watched Grown Ups 2 once a week, every week for a year. The duo then watched Sex and the City 2 52 times. They are currently watching We Are Your Friends. 52 times. What started as a simply stupid idea, quickly turned into a…

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Podcast Review: Crimetown

Podcast Review: Crimetown

Before I get into this review, I should probably explain how podcasts have taken over my life over the last few years.  My first year teaching, I used to listen to sports talk radio on the way to work.  I would occasionally listen to music, but found that I got more out of people talking.  This wore on me very quickly.  I then started listening to NPR (which I now joke is my obligation as a teacher).  One thing quickly…

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Book Review: Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes

Book Review: Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes

Title: Dark Sons Author: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Blink Paperback: 208 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A guy whose father ripped his heart out too. You and me, Ishmael, we’re brothers, two dark sons. Destroyed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys—modern-day Sam, and biblical Ishmael—unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.     *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Overall Rating: 4 out of 5…

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Book Review: Elite by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review: Elite by Mercedes Lackey

Title: Elite Author: Mercedes Lackey Publisher: Disney Hyperion Series: Hunter, Book 2 Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Joy wants nothing more than to live and Hunt in Apex City without a target on her back. But a dangerous new mission assigned by her uncle, the city’s Prefect, may make that impossible. In addition to her new duties as one of the Elite, Joy is covertly running patrols in the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. With her…

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Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Title: Fever Pitch Author: Nick Hornby Publisher: Riverhead Books Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field. Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis…

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Book Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Title: Hunter Author: Mercedes Lackey Series: Hunter, Book 1 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Hardcover: 374 pages Source: County of Los Angeles Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. Monsters. Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it’s taken centuries to bring back civilization…

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