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Frozen
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The Frozen movie soundtrack is full of all the amazing songs from the beloved movie. As many times as I have heard it and replayed it in my head, the songs still don't get old. Favorite tracks: “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” And “In Summer”
Delirium
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In a future where love is banned and seen as a sickness, citizens undergo a procedure to cure them before they can be infected. But for Lena, it might already be too late. No longer content to live without it, she will risk everything for the chance to love.
Dad Is Fat
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Comedic genius Jim Gaffigan has a knack for putting together a story that is realistic and ridiculous at the same time. In this novel (his first), he outlines the many challenges that go along with marriage and having a lot of kids. Those challenges are further compounded, in his case, by laziness and fame. Part biography and part self-help book, Dad is Fat is a great read that will have you laughing out loud from start to finish.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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Catching Fire is the second film in the Hunger Games series and is even better than the first. The Quarter Quell marks the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games, and Katniss is once again called up to compete. Full of great performances by an amazing cast, Catching Fire is a great movie and, most importantly, stays fairly true to the beloved book series.
Michael Vey: The Prisoner Of Cell 25
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Fans of X-Men and The Lorien Legacies will enjoy this book series about Michael Vey, a fifteen-year-old with special powers. His whole life he thought he was the only one like him, until he meets Taylor. They soon find out that there are even more “electric children” out there and that they might be in danger. A fun, action-packed read set in Meridian, Idaho!
Who's On First?
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Arguably the greatest comedy routine of all time, Who's on First? by Abbott and Costello has been made into a picture book! With fun illustrations and zany twists and turns, this book brings the hilarity of this comic duo to a format that all generations can enjoy.
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
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The story of an ordinary man named, Walter Mitty, who is forced into the adventure of his life. Walter Mitty is a very uplifting and entertaining film that costars Kristen Wiig.
City Of Bones
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Clary Fray is just an ordinary girl. Or so she thought until one day when her mother is taken and she begins to see things that aren’t able to be seen by “mundanes” a.k.a. humans. With her sole purpose to get her mother back, Clary is thrust into the world of the Shadowhunters. Throw in a cute boy, or two, and you have YA magic. This is the first book of The Mortal Instruments series and has been adapted into a movie released August 21, 2013.
Searching For Sugar Man
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The incredible true story of the 70s rock icon Rodriguez. 2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature.
The Glass Castle
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A memoir of the childhood of Jeanette Walls, author of “Half Broke Horses”, “The Silver Star”, and regular contributor to MSNBC.com. An amazing, beautifully told story about her nomadic upbringing with her unequipped parents and how she and her siblings were eventually able to leave home behind and make a new life for themselves.
The Grimm Legacy
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Elizabeth works at a library, but it is not your ordinary quiet, full of books library. This library lends items and specializes in powerful ones direct from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The book takes a mysterious turn when the item start to disappear and Elizabeth sets out to catch the thief before she becomes the accused.
The Rosie Project
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A quirky, contemporary love story that is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud. Don Tillman, a socially awkward genetics professor decides it is time to get married. In order to find the perfect match, he creates a 16 page double-sided questionnaire…only to discover that love is not always what looks good on paper.
The Day The Crayons Quit
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A hilarious picture book that contains unique insight into the feelings of every crayon in the box. See how they really feel about being overly used, underused, and misused. Peach crayon in the best!
Organic Body Care Recipes
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If you are interested in making your own body care products such as body butters, facial scrubs and masks, astringents, and more check out this book! Stephanie Tourles is a certified holistic aesthetician, aromatherapist and herbalist. Her recipes are cosmetic grade and surprisingly simple.
Sherlock: Season One
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A modern day version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original classic tales. The Sherlock TV series is a fascinating, high-paced, witty and techy interpretation of the original stories.
Legend
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Day is the country’s most wanted criminal and he is now being accused of the murder of one of the military’s elite, Metias. June, Metias’ sister, is now in charge of tracking Day down, but of course things are not always that simple. Set in a futuristic United States, now known as the Republic, Legend is full of action and unexpected twists.
The Lover's Dictionary
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The Lover's Dictionary follows the relationship between a man and a woman. Each letter of the alphabet represents a different moment, good or bad, in that relationship. Read in alphabetical order, as if a dictionary, those moments don't always occur in the right sequence. Slowly, more and more pieces are added until finally we see the whole.
Blackfish
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A shocking documentary about the realities of orca whales in confinement. This film opens the controversial discussion of keeping such beautiful, majestic, and intelligent animals in captivity.

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