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Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? – Patricia Marx & Roz Chast

★★★★ Never do anything you can pay someone else to do Patricia Marx's mother has always had advice aplenty to pass along to her daughter...and luckily, Patricia kept all of it. Her mother has saying for every situation - from the mundane to the highly specific - and all were absolutely hilarious. If you feel guilty about throwing out… Continue reading Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? – Patricia Marx & Roz Chast

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Empty Planet – Darrell Bricker & John Ibbitson

★★★★ ½ Population decline isn't a good thing or a bad thing. But it is a big thing. Throughout my childhood, I've heard time and time again about the rise and fall of human population.  Well, for the past few decades, we saw a rise like no other but soon (very soon) that will reverse. And the… Continue reading Empty Planet – Darrell Bricker & John Ibbitson

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Are We French Yet? – Keith Van Sickle

★★★★ ½ Val looked at me and said, "This would never happen back home." Keith and Val, two Americans, have fallen in love with France. After all, who hasn't? Magic seems to happen to us in France. What began as a semi-annual adventure has turned it a three-month-per-year commitment. Are We French Yet? is a collection of… Continue reading Are We French Yet? – Keith Van Sickle

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The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” Every year, Panem (post-apacolyptic North America) hosts a Hunger Games involving one female and one male representative from each of its twelve districts to fight to the death.  All of the Districts of Panem must watch the Games as a form of yearly "entertainment"… Continue reading The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

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Polkergeist – Michael Phillip Cast

★★★ ½ "It feels irresponsible. What if it doesn't work?...It goes against everything my parents taught me." Telly has always had this wild, crazy dream - to become a professional poker player. Only there were a few things that got in the way...talent and...well, that's pretty much it. He was a bad poker player. How bad? Very bad. But, through a… Continue reading Polkergeist – Michael Phillip Cast

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World War Z – Max Brooks

★★★★ Humanity survived Zombie apacolypse.  Like after any great tragedy, the government wants a record. Max Brooks is their oral historian...well...he was their oral historian. When he hands his documents, the bureaucracy whittles it down to the bare facts. Humans, over every nation, dragged their bone weary bodies through this war. They are now faced with the numbing task of rebuilding society.… Continue reading World War Z – Max Brooks