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[30 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,600 views]
Week in Review: June 23-29

First off, a happy Fourth of July holiday to everyone. It’s seems fairly obvious from the drop in site traffic that people are spending time with family and friends rather than slogging around on the Internet. That’s a good thing, ultimately. Speaking of the Fourth of July, make sure to stop by on the holiday as we’ll observe the holiday by posting a special old time radio show or two.
If you missed a few articles over the past few days, you’re in the right place to catch up on everything …

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[25 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 2,324 views]
Michael Grant Goes Way Out with ‘Gone’

Okay, so I am a grown-up. I’m older than 15. I’m older than 35. So in Michael Grant’s world, I am “Gone.”
It’s a normal school day in Perdido Beach, Calif., until the teacher blinks out of the classroom. Just poof, and empty air. The chalk drops to the floor.
The same thing occurs all over the school. Except, as the morning goes on, any student 15 years old or older also blips out.
I ventured into the young adult section of the book store one day because I have a teen and …

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[25 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 3,381 views]
Asperger’s and Crime Rule in ‘House Rules’

Jodi Picoult long has been one of my favorite authors. Her books deal with timely topics, from the school shooting in Nineteen Minutes to domestic abuse in Picture Perfect.
I was very eager to read her newest book, available now in hardcover, House Rules. It is about Jacob Hunt, a teenage boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s on the autism spectrum, and causes Jacob to have certain things in order. He must stick to a schedule. He can only eat blue foods on certain days. And, he is obsessed with a crime …