Books

Bride Lottery Fairytales 15 Rome and Juliet review | Book Addicts

Bride Lottery Fairytales 15 Rome and Juliet

Bride Lottery Fairtyales 15 Rome and Juliet by Caty Callahan is the story of two young adults from feuding families who fall in love. 10 out of 10 stars.  I’ve been a fan of Caty Callahan’s sweet romance series since … Continued

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Anyone You Want Me To Be by John Douglas and Stephen Singular | Book Addicts reviews

Anyone You Want Me To Be by John Douglas and Stephen Singular

Anyone You Want Me To Be by John Douglas and Stephen Singular is a true crime book about the serial killer John Robinson who was convicted of eight murders in and around Kansas City, Kansas. 7 out of 10 stars.  … Continued

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | Book Addicts reviews

Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a murder mystery. 2 out of 10 stars.  The author uses too many gimmicks to drag the reader along and spring the surprise ending. The Silent Patient is the story of Alicia Berenson, … Continued

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The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker | Book Addicts reviews

Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker is the latest release from true crime novelist John Douglas and his new partner Mark Olshaker. 0 out of 10 stars.  There’s a lot of victim blaming in this … Continued

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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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Movies

Chernobyl episode 3 on HBO review | Book Addicts

Chernobyl Episode 3

Three weeks ago, HBO started showing a series called Chernobyl about the infamous 1986 nuclear reactor explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, Russia. 10 out of 10 stars. This has turned into one of the best … Continued

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Searching 2018 movie review | Book Addicts

Searching 2018

Searching is a 2018 film about social media.  0 out of 10 stars.  This film is most likely a promo piece for FaceBook.  When they made Margot’s funeral an online viewing of the most intimate videos of her life I … Continued

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Signs movie review | Book Addicts

Signs

Signs is an M Night Shyamalan film from 2002. 10 out of 10 stars.  This is one of my favorite films and it’s on HBO this month. Graham and Colleen Hess are Pennsylvania farmers about an hour’s drive outside of … Continued

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Escape Room film review | Book Addicts

Escape Room

Escape Room is a 2019 horror film about six people playing a deadly escape game. 3 out of 10 stars.  The first thirty minutes were pretty good, but then it went downhill from there.  The ending was awful. Six people … Continued

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Chernobyl episode 2 on HBO review | Book Addicts

Chernobyl Episode 2

Three weeks ago, HBO started showing a series called Chernobyl about the infamous 1986 nuclear reactor explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, Russia. 10 out of 10 stars. This has turned into one of the best … Continued

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Chernobyl Episode 1 on HBO review | Book Addicts

Chernobyl Episode 1

Three weeks ago, HBO started showing a series called Chernobyl about the infamous 1986 nuclear reactor explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, Russia. 10 out of 10 stars.  This has turned into one of the best … Continued

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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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