DarkNet by John R. Little

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Rating: 3 of 5 From the back cover: Cindy McKay is Seattle’s beloved radio personality. She has fifty thousand friends she talks to every day, but the one secret she can never share is the horror of her personal life. There seems to be no escape, until she finds the …

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Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

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Rating: 4 of 5 Growing up, two people had a tremendous impact on my budding imagination: Fred Rogers and Jim Henson. Up till around age seven the only TV shows my parents allowed me to watch were those on PBS or Nickelodeon, of which Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street …

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We’re All Infected by Dawn Keetley

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Rating: 4 of 5 Don’t let the length of these 13 essays fool you. “We’re All Infected” is dense, academic reading. I tackled about two essays a week over the last eight weeks, and I still bookmarked numerous pages and highlighted dozens of passages for future study. There was a …

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Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

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Rating: 3 of 5 I might recommend Suffer the Children to readers who devour all things vampire…if those readers don’t mind moderately flawed fiction. Its cover and the blurb had me expecting a book filled to the brim with super creepy kids. Unfortunately, that’s not what it delivered. The beginning …

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The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener

Rating: 4 of 5 The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Food in Harmony with Nature by Tammi Hartung I knew there had to be a way to garden WITH bugs, birds, rabbits, etc. WITHOUT going medieval on said wildlife OR losing one’s sanity, and this book offered great ways …

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner

Rating: 2 of 5 Dystopia-light. Best suited for middle graders or teens under 14 with little to no previous exposure to the genre. I suspect it was written to attract the attention of film and/or TV studios. Meh. The beginning chapters wasted too much time on the unknown, asking the …

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