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5 Free or Discounted Things to Do with Your Library Card

by First Mate Keira November 22, 2014
5 Free or Discounted Things to Do with Your Library Card

by First Mate Keira Did you know there’s more you can do with a library card other than check books and movies out? Depending on where you live and what your library and county (and state) programs are there are five other things a library card is good for! 1. Museum Passes: You can get […]

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What Books to Pack on Vacation

by First Mate Keira November 20, 2014
What Books to Pack on Vacation

by First Mate Keira Its summertime and everybody is getting ready to go on vacation it seems. I don’t know about anybody else but when it comes to packing I always make sure to bring along a few okay a lot of books. Whether you’re planning a road trip, flying somewhere, or just heading to […]

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DNF Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) by Marissa Meyer

by First Mate Keira November 19, 2014
DNF Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) by Marissa Meyer

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) Author: Marissa Meyer Format: Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Soler Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins Reading Grade Level: Age 15+ Summary: Cyborgs, even though they are part human (and started off all human) are deemed second-class citizens. They are owned, not free. What they do […]

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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska

by First Mate Keira November 18, 2014
Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska

by First Mate Keira Title: Alice in Wonderland Director: Tim Burton Run Time: 108 Minutes Rated: PG Summary: Grown-up Alice revisits the Wonderland of her youth, a place she’s dreamed about since she was six, in a retelling of the classic storyline, when a white rabbit shows up at her engagement party and leads her […]

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Review: Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

by First Mate Keira November 16, 2014
Review: Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

by First Mate Keira Title: Enthusiasm Author: Polly Shulman Format: Hardback Page Count: 198 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: When Julie Lefkowitz’s enthusiastic friend Ashleigh falls in love with Julie’s Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice, she drags Julie into a wild adventure involving crashing Forefield Academy, an all-boys prep school, Founder’s Ball, in […]

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Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

by First Mate Keira November 14, 2014
Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Reviewed First Mate Keira Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author: Brian Selznick Format: Hardback Page Count: 533 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 3-6 Summary: Hugo Cabret is an orphan and he lives inside the walls at a train station in Paris. His uncle had trained him to fix the station’s clocks before he disappeared. […]

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