Book Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Book Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Title: All Our Yesterdays Author: Cristin Terrill Publisher: Disney Hyperion Hardcover: 360 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) What would you change? Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds…

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Beauty Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Beauty Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I got this as a free sample from Ulta when I finally restocked on some Paul Mitchell shampoo, and I have to say that I’m not impressed. I typically use the bareMinerals Prime Time foundation primer ($25/oz), which is smooth and silky and I feel like it provides a nice surface for my foundation to glide on over my face. Not so with the Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer, which I’m glad I didn’t actually purchase, because it’s more expensive than…

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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: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Title: The Travelers Authors: DJ MacHale & Carla Jablonski Series: Pendragon Before the War, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Hardcover: 240 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon’s fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every…

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Beauty Review: Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

Beauty Review: Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

This was another gift from my mother-in-law, who stocked me up with Clinique samples a few weeks ago. Now, this was great because I typically use the Neutorgena Cream Cleanser for my daily face wash, so I was interested to see how this compared. While Neutrogena makes no claims about being able to get all the makeup off your face by using it (which is good, because it certainly wouldn’t!), the Clinique cleanser claims to be able to remove long-wearing…

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Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Title: Gregor and the Code of Claw Author: Suzanne Collins Series: Underland Chronicles, Book 5 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 412 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep the new prophecy, The Prophecy of Time, from Gregor. Gregor knew from the beginning that it must say something awful, but he never imagined just how awful: The prophecy calls for the warrior’s death. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 This was a decent…

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Beauty Review: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Beauty Review: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

My mother-in-law is a hero and picked up some Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief for me when a department store she visited was having a special. I’m not a huge fan of Clinique makeup — their foundation just doesn’t do it for me, and I haven’t found their products to be all that exciting, but this changes the game. This is a moisturizer that is intended to hyper-hydrate your skin for 24 hours. It’s supposedly made for all skin…

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Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Title: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It Author: Jess Kimball Leslie Publisher: Running Press Paperback: 240 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie’s hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a…

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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: Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts

Book Review: Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts

Title: Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job Author: Willo Davis Roberts Publisher: Aladdin Paperback: 161 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From the moment she set eyes on the three Foster kids, Darcy knew being their baby-sitter would be no picnic. But the pay was twice her usual rate, and the job was only for a few hours a day – surely an experienced baby-sitter like her could handle it. But Darcy hadn’t counted on the mysterious things that started happening at the…

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