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The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley review | Book Addicts

The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley

The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley is the story of a famous pianist, born to wealth, who loses her family and tries to make meaning of her life by researching the life of another rich woman from 1939.  At 447 … Continued

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The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley book review | Book Addicts

The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley

The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley is a British novel about a boy finding out who his real father is. 0 out of 10 stars.  This was boring; even by British standards it was painfully slow. Alex, his mother Helena, … Continued

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Journal Sparks review | Book Addicts

Journal Sparks

Journal Sparks is a craft/journaling book targeted toward elementary school-aged children, but it actually is therapeutic enough to work for anyone. 10 out of 10 stars. This is one of those books that was planned before executed and executed beautifully. … Continued

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Divorce Lottery 1 Vegas by Caty Callahan review | Book Addicts

Divorce Lottery #1: Vegas by Caty Callahan

For a very long time now I’ve been a huge fan of Caty Callahan’s lottery series.  They’re wholesome romance novels that are safe for teenage girls to read.  For me, it’s about the romance, actual romance where a man woos … Continued

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Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine review | Book Addicts

Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

If you have a library card, chances are you can access the digital online magazine collection and they might have a subscription to Cloth Paper Scissors, an art magazine. 10 out of 10 stars for the content and digital delivery.  … Continued

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The Reckoning by John Grisham review | Book Addicts

The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning by John Grisham was just released today and I’ve already read it.  2 out of 10 stars.  Very disappointing. 🙁 This is as depressing a tale as Grisham has ever told. It all revolves around Pete Banning, heir … Continued

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9/11 We Remember | Book Addicts

9/11 How Terrorism Has Shaped the United States

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn book review | Book Addicts

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

A better title for this novel would’ve been Murder Runs in the Family, but that would’ve been giving away the entire plot. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is the story of a dysfunctional southern Missouri family that solves their problems … Continued

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Not Cinderella's Type by Jenni James book review | Book Addicts

Not Cinderella’s Type by Jenni James

Five years ago I read my first Caty Callahan novel and fell in love with her stories which featured young people with wholesome values falling in love (the Bride Lottery and Marriage Lottery series).  Then she came out with the … Continued

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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell book review | Book Addicts

Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell was written in 1949 right after World War II.  At that time there were a lot of people who were ignorant about what atrocities took place during the war, especially throughout Europe.  Hitler’s rise … Continued

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Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt book review; Cardinal Season 2 Canadian TV series review

Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt

Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt is the third novel in the John Cardinal detective series.  It’s a Canadian author and so the character lives in the fictional Algonquin Bay, Ontario which is I believe actually Lake Nipissing.  This was … Continued

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Net Neutrality and You

Over the past few months we’ve patiently been waiting the outcome of the net neutrality repeal by President Trump aka Cheese Nip.  While litigation is just beginning against the repeal, and although it is not supposed to take effect until … Continued

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Bride Lottery 11: Survivor review | Book Addicts

Bride Lottery #11: Survivor

Bride Lottery #11: Survivor is a unique love story.  The heroine was an abused child and the hero is a self-made rancher with no interest in getting married.  But when he sees an 18 year old girl enter the lottery … Continued

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Grow, Cook, Eat by Willi Galloway review | Book Addicts

Grow, Cook, Eat by Willi Galloway

Grow, Cook, Eat is about growing your own food, a subject that is near and dear to my heart. Maybe I’ve watched too many zombie apocalypse movies or maybe I’m just a homesteader at heart, but I think the world … Continued

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Journey Into Darkness by John Douglas Book Review | Book Addicts

Journey Into Darkness by John Douglas

Journey Into Darkness by John Douglas is a true crime book written by the FBI guy who invented profiling.  10 out of 10 stars for a wonderful book that helps us try to understand why serial killers do what they … Continued

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Arrival - The Story of Your Life Plot Summary Review | Book Addicts

The Arrival

The Arrival is a science fiction film based in part on the short story by Ted Chiang called The Story of Your Life.  It would be difficult to review the film without mentioning the differences between the film and the short … Continued

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Totally Tangled by Sandy Bartholomew book review | Book Addicts

Totally Tangled by Sandy Bartholomew

Totally Tangled is a 50 page book on using tangles (zentangles) in art. 6 out of 10 stars.  This is a very small book but each page is packed with tangles to use in your art.  There are sample zentangles … Continued

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Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals book review | Book Addicts

Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals by Carla Sonheim

Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals by Carla Sonheim is a beautiful book on drawing imaginary animals from found images. 8 out of 10 stars.  This is a wonderful book to check out from the library.  I’m not sure I would purchase … Continued

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The Usborne Book of Art Skills book review | Book Addicts

The Usborne Book of Art Skills

  The Usborne Book of Art Skills is an art book for children. 4 out of 10 stars.  It’s hard to give a fair rating for this book as the art projects are from kids ages 2 to 12.  If … Continued

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Sew Useful by Debbie Shore book review | Book Addicts

Sew Useful by Debbie Shore

Sew Useful by Debbie Shore is a sewing project book with some very cute and very useful projects. 8 out of 10 stars.  I liked Debbie’s Sew Bunting book and I’m not even a fan of bunting flags.  This book also … Continued

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Movies

True Detective Season 3 review | Book Addicts

True Detective Season 3 Spoilers

True Detective Season 3′s finale was tonight and it was disappointing. If you don’t want to know the spoilers for the season, read this review instead. Episode 8 Finale 1980 Timeline Wayne is now in trouble with his superiors because … Continued

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True Detective Season 3 review | Book Addicts

True Detective Season 3

True Detective is an HBO series now in its third season. 4 out of 10 stars.  Unfortunately this season is turning out to be a waste like Season 2. TIMELINE 1 – November 1980 One week after Halloween in November of … Continued

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Incredibles 2 review | Book Addicts

Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2 is the 2018 long awaited sequel to The Incredibles. 10 out of 10 stars.  It’s pretty darned funny.  Love Jack Jack and Edna. The story begins with the Parr family without a home.  In addition to that … Continued

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Bible's Buried Secrets review | Book Addicts

The Bible’s Buried Secrets

The Bible’s Buried Secrets is a 2008 BBC documentary put together by Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who has a doctorate in theology from Oxford University. 10 out of 10 stars.  This is an exceptionally well done series on archaeological evidence that … Continued

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Malicious 2018 horror film review | Book Addicts

Malicious

Malicious is a 2018 horror film that’s not too bad.  7 out of 10 stars. Adam and Lisa move to a small town where Adam gets a job as a Math Professor for a local college.  With the job comes … Continued

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Castle Rock series by Stephen King review | Book Addicts

Castle Rock series by Stephen King

In the town of Castle Rock nothing is as it seems. The reverend down the street is keeping a boy in a cage in his basement and he’s been there for 27 years. On the other end of town where … Continued

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A Frosty Affair film review | Book Addicts

A Frosty Affair (Forty Below and Falling)

A Frosty Affair is a 2015 previously released under the title Forty Below and Falling. 7 out of 10 stars.  It’s a cute little romantic comedy that has some awkward moments but is still pretty entertaining. Kate is a teacher … Continued

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Violation of Trust film review | Book Addicts

Violation of Trust (She Says She’s Innocent)

Violation of Trust is a 1991 film that was originally titled She Says She’s Innocent. 7 out of 10 stars.  It’s actually a pretty good film for how old it is. Justine is a high school senior.  Her boyfriend Ryan … Continued

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Bandersnatch Black Mirror S05E01 review | Book Addicts

Bandersnatch (Black Mirror Season 5 Ep 1)

Today, Netflix released a full length film which is actually Season 5 Episode 1 of the Black Mirror series.  It’s called Bandersnatch and it’s dreadful. 0 out of 10 stars.  Truly some of the worst ideas come from Amazon and … Continued

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Bird Box film review | Book Addicts

Bird Box

I’m not sure what I expected from Bird Box, but it wasn’t much.  The trailers were intentionally vague and it sounded as though it would have a very bad ending.  I was pleasantly surprised.  10 out of 10 stars. The … Continued

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Earth's Natural Wonders Season 2 review | Book Addicts

Earth’s Natural Wonders Season 2

Earth’s Natural Wonders just released season 2.  I was not a fan of Season 1 which focused more on people in beautiful places than the places themselves.  Season 2, however, is incredible. There are three episodes, all of them wonderful, … Continued

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Jack Ryan series review | Book Addicts

Jack Ryan series

On September 1, 2018, Amazon Studios released an eight part series (eight hours) called Jack Ryan after the famous Tom Clancy character. 10 out of 10 stars. One of the best series this year. With Amazon Studios it’s always a … Continued

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Homecoming series review | Book Addicts

Homecoming

Homecoming is a five hour series released by Amazon Studios today. The star of this series is Stephan James, a twenty-four year-old Canadian actor who plays the role of Walter Cruz, a soldier traumatized by the death of a friend. … Continued

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Elevation by Stephen King review | Book Addicts

Elevation by Stephen King

Elevation by Stephen King is a short story that was released today.  Although being listed as a novel, it’s really a short story with six chapters.  2 out of 10 stars.  A disappointing read. Scott Carey is a tall overweight … Continued

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Poltergeist movie review | Book Addicts

The 15 Best Halloween Movies

Every Halloween this group has a scary movie marathon.  This is what we’re watching this year. 1. Lady in White 1988 A little boy is locked in an elementary school coat closet on Halloween and witnesses a murder.  As the … Continued

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10x10 2018 film review | Book Addicts

10×10 2018 film

10 x 10 is an odd name for a film, right?  This particular film is a thriller, not a horror film as described by many. 6 out of 10 stars.  The first hour of this film was fantastic.  But they … Continued

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Sicario 2015 film review | Book Addicts

Sicario 2015 film

Rarely do we give away the entire plot of a novel or film except for two reasons:  (1) the plot is so intricate most viewers miss more than half the film even after multiple viewings or (2) the plot has … Continued

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Man in the High Castle season 2 series | Book Addicts

Man in the High Castle Season 2

Season three of Man in the High Castle is about to be released.  If you didn’t catch season 2, here’s the plot. 10 out of 10 stars for season 2.  If you were confused at the end of Season1 (like … Continued

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Counterpart Season 1 series | Book Addicts

Counterpart 2018 Series

After much hoopla, Counterpart aired season 1 on Starz.  It was really a letdown.  They could’ve done so much with this series.  Instead they made every episode about world-building rather than furthering the plot. 2 out of 10 stars.  The … Continued

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Westworld Season 2 film | Book Addicts

Westworld Season 2 2018

Season 1 of Westworld was confusing.  It goes way beyond Michael Crichton’s storyline of a robotic world gone amuck.  In this reincarnation the very wealthy come to Westworld to abuse the robots and have their deepest, darkest desires met while … Continued

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