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My Weekend of Irritation – Netflix and a Book

So last week I told you that I had re-upped my Netflix subscription.  I was asking about what series I should watch and I chose Sons of Anarchy.  I had heard really good things about the show and how well it was written, so I jumped in headfirst.

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My Top 3 Favorite Books of the Summer

As you know I have been on a reading kick.  Yes, I found my love for reading again. I don't even watch TV anymore.  It's all about a good book.  So in the last few weeks that I have been reading.  Keep in mind, I'm catching up on some books that have been out awhile.

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Amazon.com
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Books to Movies and Why You Cannot Please The Book Reader – Ease Up on The 50 Shades of Grey Casting Choices

So a few days ago, E.L James announced on Twitter who would be playing her beloved characters in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation of the books.  People went crazy.

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Keith Levin Photography
Keith Levin Photography
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The Amarillo Public Library – My New Favorite Place

I have always loved to read.   I absolutely love a good book.   I always find myself getting caught up in a awesome series, Ann Rice's Vampire Chronicles,Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Sookie Stackhouse Novels aka the Southern Vampire Series.  As a kid I read all the Christopher Pike books, and loved Stephen King and Dean Koontz.  I fell in love with the Left Behind series as well.

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bangorwater.org
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Stephen King’s Fictional Towns In Maine


Fans of Stephen King are familiar with certain real life cities in Maine including; Bangor, Orono, Augusta (the State Capitol) and Portland. But through his books we've all been transported to some now famous 'fictional towns' in the 'Lumber State.'

Let's take a look at some of these cities and find out where they're located in the state.

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Google Honors Maurice Sendak With Whimsical Doodle

Today would've been the 85th birthday of beloved children's author Maurice Sendak, who passed away last year. In his honor, Google made this amazing, elaborate Google Doodle.

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Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
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Michigan Parent Thinks Anne Frank Book is Too Pornographic[VIDEO]

When I first read that Anne Frank was too pornographic, I laughed.  Seriously, Anne Frank pornographic?  Then I watched the video.  A teacher in Michigan has assigned her students to read a book about Anne Frank.  This book isn't The Diary of Anne Frank, most of us read in school.  The book is The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank (The Definitive Edition).  It is the unedited version. The unedited version contains very descriptive content.

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Kristy Puchko
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6 Modern Horror Movies as ’80s Young Adult Novels

In the late '80s/early '90s, how many of you were glued to books by people like Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine and A. Bates? Long before 'Twilight,' these young adult authors were churning out sordid tales of psycho teenage killers, body-switching beautiful girls and revenge fantasies that also somehow involved final exams.  

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The Cheesiest Romance Novel Covers of All Time

Today's reading experience is nothing like the literal "page-turners" of yesteryear. But even with the e-Book, the Kindle and the iPad at our fingertips, we can still spot a wacky romance novel cover from a mile off.

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wellspringschool, Flickr
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Should Parents Pay Big Bucks to Get Their Kids’ Books Published?

Over-indulgent parents aren’t just making kids dumber. They’re also costing themselves money in the process. The latest trend? Shelling out hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars to get books written by their children published.

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The Official Movie Trailer for Stephenie Meyer’s The Host

Fans fell head over heels and rabid for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series.  Did you know that he wrote a book after Twilight called The Host.  I'll admit when I first started reading it I hated it.  I gave up and a year later I picked it up again and couldn't put it down.  Well as with the Twilight Series, The Host has been made into a movie and here is the first official trailer.  I can't wait for the movie!

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jaygee564, Flickr
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Encyclopaedia Britannica Goes Out of Print

The era of the door-to-door encyclopedia salesman is officially over.

After more than two centuries of existence, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the oldest continuously-published encyclopedia in the English language, has announced it’s going out of print.

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