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Jane's book review - The Hunger Games

Unless you have been living in a bunker the last few months, you can’t have missed the promotion for the new movie “The Hunger Games.”  Before the movie, was the book, however, and it quickly became a huge publishing sensation.  Two other books followed in the series and I remember back to when the last book was due.

Book Review – Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow

Restless in the Grave starts out with an atypical opening sequence for Dana Stabenow’s Alaska-based mysteries.  It starts on a hilltop in Helmand province, Afghanistan, where a young Afghani, kidnapped and trained by the Taliban for this one mission, aims a brand new high-tech weapon at a helicopter, killing all inside.

The scene switches to Alaska, where the protagonists of Stabenow’s two Alaskan series, Liam Campbell and Kate Shugak meet up.&

DVD's - Upcoming and Current Releases 3/12/12

DVD's - Upcoming & Current Releases

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JA Book Club Continues Reading Margaret Maron

The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat.

Audio Book Review – Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Picture a high school student named “The Tao,” adopted at around the age of 5 by very loving parents named Jones.  You can imagine the remarks when he went to school and announced his name was “The Tao Jones.”  After a lot of anger therapy as a result of being abused and abandoned by his birth mother, he matured into a great kid who goes by TJ.  He’s witty, incisive, self-aware – a great athlete and very well-adjusted.

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