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Book Review: Apex by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review: Apex by Mercedes Lackey

Title: Apex Author: Mercedes Lackey Series: Hunter, Book 3 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Hardcover: 304 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Being a member of the Elite Hunter Command imperils Joy in more ways than one. In their latest clash with Othersiders, the army of monsters nearly wiped them out. Apex City is safe . . . for now. But within the city barriers, Joy must wage a different kind of war. The corrupt and powerful PsiCorps is determined to usurp the…

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Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Title: Wild Seed Author: Octavia E. Butler Series: Patternist, Book 1 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Paperback: 320 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears no one until she meets Doro. Together they weave a pattern of destiny (from Africa to the…

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Book Review: The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

Book Review: The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: The Power of Three Author: Diana Wynne Jones Publisher: Greenwillow Books Paperback: 336 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Ayna could predict the future. Cari could find what was lost. Gair thought he was ordinary. The three children of Gest, the chief of Garholt, know the perils of the Moor on which they live. The Dorig, their people’s enemies, are cold-blooded, fierce underwater creatures who terrify anyone unlucky enough to happen upon them. The Giants are dangerous and violent. But it’s…

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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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Book Review: Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Book Review: Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Title: Fruit of the Lemon Author: Andrea Levy Publisher: Picador Paperback: 339 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From Andrea Levy, author of Small Island and winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Best of the Best Orange Prize, comes a story of one woman and two islands. Faith Jackson knows little about her parents’ lives before they moved to England. Happy to be starting her first job in the costume department at BBC television, and to be sharing a house…

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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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Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Author: Sherman Alexie Illustrator: Ellen Forney Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 230 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only…

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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Title: Naamah’s Blessing Author: Jacqueline Carey Series: Moirin Trilogy, Book 3; Kushiel’s Universe, Book 9 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Hardcover: 610 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old…

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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: Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies by John Carucci

Book Review: Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies by John Carucci

Title: Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies Author: John Carucci Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Paperback: 416 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Step-by-step guide for using your digital SLR to make quality videoWith digital SLR cameras becoming more and more popular as replacements for standalone video cameras, this book helps photographers become better videographers and shows videographers how to incorporate DSLRs into their work. The book includes an overview of the DSLR video tools and process and shows how…

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