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Friday, January 20, 2017

Wouldn’t you think “There’s no preparing for this Sausage Party” and “Rated R” prominently written on the jacket of this movie would’ve been fair warning about its content? Nope. I was sucked (which rhymes with the most used word in the movie) in by the cartoon characters. Makes me wonder when “contemporary community standards” caused the demise of “socially redeeming value.”  Please don’t take home this movie—which should be rated NC-17—for your children.  Check our Catalog...

Being Jazz

by Jazz Jennings
Thursday, January 19, 2017

I chose to read this book to see if I could get a better understanding of what being transgender means.  It’s written by a teen transgender girl.  Jazz was born a boy but knew from a very early age that she wanted to be a girl.  Her parents allowed her to live as a girl beginning around age 4.  This book tells the story of her life from infancy to about 15.  It was interesting insight into the world of transgender people.  The writing was so-so but it did hold my interest all the way through the book. ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This book caught my eye because it is set in the Michigan’s upper peninsula.  It’s humorous, has an interesting protagonist and is a good mystery!  Ruddy McCann is an ex-con repo man who gets drawn into solving a murder.

One night Ruddy has a dream that he is being chased through the woods and murdered.  When he wakes up the next day, he has a voice in his head of the actual victim of the murder he dreamed about.  This voice in his head will not let Ruddy rest until the murder is solved!

I really enjoyed getting to know Ruddy and his friends and acquaintances.  If you like this one, Bruce Cameron has...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The author was in the hippie culture and was a political activist in the 1970s protesting the Vietnam War. Then she became a self taught midwife and moved with her fmily to communes in Ohio and rural West Virginia.

This is a gripping personal narrative of a  woman's life from a young  adult to adulthood where she and her husband are managing a woman's clinic today.

Having grown up in Rural West Virginia, this book really struck a chord with me.  I highly recommend it.

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The Rift Uprising

by Amy S. Foster
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The story is about Ryn Whittaker who is a Citadel: an elite, enhanced soldier specially chosen to guard a Rift, a mysterious and dangerous portal to alternate Earths scientists cannot control or close. She was trained from the age of fourteen, and can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL.
After encountering another human from a different Earth, she begins to question what her and the other citadels real purpose is.  This questioning leads to some knowledge she needs to know but also changes many realities for her.  I look forward to the following books in this trilogy.


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