Books

Zombie Books for Teens

Zombies are the “in” thing in Hollywood right now. The Walking Dead is AMC’s highest rated show with an average of 11.2 MILLION viewers each week. World War Z was both a bestseller and a hit at the box office. And despite losing big stars like Natalie Portman & Emma Stone who were at one time or another attached to the project, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won’t stay dead – Lilly Collins (The […]

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Books

Books for Animal Lovers

Homer’s Odyssey, by Gwen Cooper Gwen Cooper rescues a blind, three week old kitten from her local veterinarian. She already had two cats and certainly didn’t need another, but couldn’t resist taking Homer in after hearing that nobody else wanted to adopt him because he was blind. Not only does Homer turn out to be a very special cat that survives the 9/11 attacks near his apartment home just blocks from Ground Zero, but he […]

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Movies

Movie Review: Elysium

It’s the year 2154. The only people left on an over populated, ravaged Planet Earth are the poor, sick and ordinary. The healthy, rich left long ago for a luxurious, disease-free life on the space station Elysium, which is just outside Earth’s orbit. For Max (Matt Damon), an ex-con turned factory worker, living a life of privilege on Elysium has been a dream since childhood. But after he is exposed to a lethal dose of […]

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Music

Favorite Albums, pt. 2

A little while ago I started compiling a list of my favorite albums of all time. Here are a few more to add to the first 10 from my previous post. Jennifer Knapp – Kansas Passionate, spiritual, guitar-driven folk rock from one of the best unknown female singer-songwriters of the late 90s. Jennifer Knapp picked up a guitar in college and began crafting honest songs about her new-found faith in God, her daily struggles of […]

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Books

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne’s five year wedding anniversary, Nick comes home to find the front door wide open and no sign of his wife. What the police find in the house are signs of a struggle and next door neighbors who remember Nick as both physically and emotionally abusive. Nick maintains he’s innocent, but as the investigation into Amy’s disappearance unfolds, some nasty skeletons come out of his closet, which cause […]

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Music

Album Review: Anthem, by Hanson

It’s always been apparent that brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson were born at the wrong time in music history – their tight harmonies layered over a 60s-inspired pop/soul sound doesn’t really fit in very well on the current Top 40 chart. But that doesn’t stop them from making music – Anthem is their seventh studio album and may very well end up being the highlight of their career. Previous efforts have mostly been pure […]

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