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We Are In a Book
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Elephant and Piggie discover that they are in a book. They discover that whatever they say or do will be recorded on the pages, but Gerald the Elephant is afraid of what will happen when the book ends.
Anna Dressed in Blood
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Cas Lowood has an unusual job for a 16 year old. He dispatches murderous ghosts and sends them to their demise. When he heads to Thunder Bay to dispatch the particularly violent ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, a standard job turns into much more than Cas bargained for. Great for horror fans, but be warned there are gruesome and violent scenes in this book that are not for everyone.
The Da Vinci Code
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On a trip to Paris, Robert Langdon gets pulled out of bed to join the police at the Louvre. The curator has been shot. His body is found in a strange pose with Robert's name written in blood next to it. In the following hours, Robert finds himself on a frantic search for clues leading to the Holy Grail. Will he be able to decipher the cryptic clues?
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
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This wonderfully read story follows Harry Potter through his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Read by Jim Dale.
Divergent
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In a futuristic Chicago, society is broken up into factions. Beatrice Prior was born in to abnegation, the selfless, but after the choosing ceremony becomes a member of dauntless, the brave. However, Beatrice has a secret - one that could be lethal if discovered. Fast paced and full of action, Divergent is a must read for Hunger Games fans!
I'll Walk Alone
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Alexandra Moreland has finally begun to pick up the threads of her life. After the disappearance of her son two years earlier, she lost everything: her husband, her reputation, and her peace of mind. Now, she is a suspect in the murder of a woman she barely knew, as well as being accused of identity theft. What could she have done to deserve this? Could it be fate or is someone behind the things that have been happening?
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
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This fantastically written autobiography follows Frank William Abagnale, Jr. as he evades the police, eludes the FBI, becomes wanted in several countries, and steals billions of dollars in forged checks. Along the way, he impersonates a doctor, a lawyer, and an airline pilot - all before his 21st birthday. Frank delivers a truly magnificent piece of prose, giving the reader an introspective look at how he became the most successful con in history, as well as how he turned it all around.
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
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If you're a fan of True Crime, you might like this stark, grisly novel about the Manson Murders. Vincent Bugliosi describes the facts of the cases in intricate detail, giving the reader a full picture of the crimes.
New Moon Soundtrack
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Some fantastic songs from artists like Grizzly Bear/Victoria Legrande, Bon Iver/St. Vincent, Thom Yorke, Muse, DeathCab for Cutie and The Killers.
This is a Book
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An offbeat and original collection of jokes, drawings, lists, and mini-essays by one of today’s funniest young comedians.
The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
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This boxed set contains the best of the Marx Brothers, from Duck Soup to the Cocoanauts. If you enjoy quick wit and irreverent humor, you'll enjoy these five laugh-out-loud hilarious films.
Heat Wave
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If you're a fan of the show Castle, than you'll love the first in the Nikki Heat novels by Nathan Fillion's character, Richard Castle.
Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects
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From the disgusting to the destructive to the downright deadly, Wicked Bugs tells the stories behind the creepiest of the world’s creepy-crawlies. By the author of Wicked Plants.
The Prestige
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Set in late 19th century London, this suspense/thriller follows the rivalry between magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. Both are talented and both are just egotistical enough to want all the glory for themselves. But when Alfred pulls off the ultimate illusion, Robert becomes obsessed with not just duplicating it, but surpassing it. Filled with twists, turns, and flashbacks, this movie will keep you guessing straight through to the shocking conclusion.
The Lost Symbol
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Since his time spent at The Vatican in Angels and Demons and his adventures in Paris in The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon has received no end of attention. However, this time he has been targeted by a criminal intent on having the famous symbologist solve a mystery for him-or else. Robert's quest to save more than one life will take him deep into the world of Masonic lore. But will he figure out the clues in time?
The Future of Us
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It’s 1996 and Emma is loading her first AOL disc into her first computer. When the modem connects though she finds herself on something called Facebook. Emma can see her future self and she doesn’t like what she sees. What happens next are Emma’s funny and often selfish attempts to get her future self the life that she wants. This book is a hilarious contemporary work with a splash of sci fi!
The House Rules
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Actor/Singer Christian Kane has created a perfect blend of country and rock music. The combination gives a unique sound and is a perfect complement to Christian's deep, resonant tones.
Emma
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In the village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse's word is law. George Knightley, however, has known Emma her whole life and is quick to point out her bad decisions. So when Emma decides to dedicate herself to matchmaking, Mr. Knightley has his own opinions. However, neither is prepared for what happens when Emma herself is courted.

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