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Gilmore Girls on Netflix

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I am a HUGE Gilmore Girls fan.  I watched the show when it originally aired on the WB and then re-watched it on DVD and then re-watched it again on Netflix when it was available.  So when I found out that it was being brought back on Netflix I was very excited.  I got a chance to marathon watch it on Saturday and I think I might have to re-watch it because it was over way too quickly.
I love that the show was 4 episodes long, each being 90 minutes long and each taking place during a season.   Winter Starts off with Rory coming home to Stars Hollow.  We get a little recap of her life and what she's been up to.  I'm a little disappointed in Rory that she's been traveling and doesn't have her dream job.  She's basically homeless and jobless.  She has boxes scattered all over and doesn't even have any underwear!  Things that disappointed me were, no Sookie in this whole episode, no Dean, no Jess!  We do however see Logan, one of the people Rory has been staying wi…

Book Review: The Only Pirate at the Party - Lindsey Stirling

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The Only Pirate at the Party - Lindsey Stirling Electronic and dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box. A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome of independent, millennial-defined success: after being voted off the set of America's Got Talent, she went on to amass more than ten million social media fans, record two full-length albums, release multiple hits with billions on YouTube views, and tour sold-out venues across the world. Lindsey is not afraid to be herself.  In fact, it's her confidence and individuality that have propelled her into the spotlight.  But the road hasn't been easy.  After being rejected by talent scouts, music reps, and eventually national television, Lindsey forged her own path, step by step.  Here, for the first time, she shares every triumph and trial sh…

Book Review: Replica - Lauren Oliver

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Replica - Lauren Oliver From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity.  Replica is a "flip book" that contains two narratives in one, and it is the first in a duology.  Turn the book one way and read Lyra's story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma's story.  The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters.  The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.  Even the innovative book jacket mirrors and extends the reading experience.
Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful.  But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research f…

Book Review: Redeemed - P.C. & Kristin Cast

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Redeemed - P.C. & Kristin Cast In the final electrifying novel in the House of Night Series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals.  A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world.  No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick.  Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power...but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help.  Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.
3/5 stars (liked it) This is a series that I think went on too long and I lost interest in it for a while.  So much so that I didn't realize the last book was out already.  I'm glad I did because it was a good conclusion to the story.  We got closure with Kalona and Nyx.  Closure for Zoey, Stark and Aurox/Heath.  Also saw a new love develop.  Overall I see a good ending to the series.


Book Review: The Fever - Megan Abbot

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The Fever - Megan Abbot The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.
The Nash family is close-knit.  Tom is a popular teacher and the father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student.  Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class.  Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school, and community.
As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families, and the town's fragile idea of security.
1/5 stars (did not like it) I didn't like any of the characters, especially the main ones.  The story had so much potential but the author did not use it.

Book Review: Hot Six - Janet Evanovich

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Hot Six - Janet Evanovich Low-rent bounty hunter Stephanie Plum reaches depths of personal experience that other women detectives never quite do.  In Hot Six, for example, a sequence of new and hideous cars bite the dust; she finds herself lumbered with a policeman's multiply incontinent dog; and she has several bad skin days.  All this when she is trying to prove her distinctly more competent colleague and occasional boyfriend Ranger innocent of a mob hit; avoid the heavies trailing her in the hope of finding him; and cope with a wife-abusing bail defaulter with nasty habits, such as setting Stephanie on fire.
3/4 stars (liked it) These are always a fun quick read.  Stephanie is so funny.  I love Morelli and her grandmother.  Especially in this one since they are both in it quite a bit.  The dog, I fell in love with and I hope he stays in the series.  I can't wait to continue the series.