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THE HIGHLANDER NEXT DOOR (SPELLBOUND FALLS, BOOK #6) BY JANET CHAPMAN: BOOK REVIEW

    The Highlander Next Door Spellbound Falls Series, Book #6 By Janet Chapman ISBN# 9780515153224 Author’s Website:  http://www.janetchapman.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen The Highlander Next Door by Janet Chapman is a book that combines romance, mystery and magic.  This is the sixth book in the Spellbound … Continue reading

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BEAUTIFUL WRECK BY LARISSA BROWN: BOOK REVIEW

Beautiful Wreck By Larissa Brown ISBN# 9781937513313 Author’s Website: http://www.larissabrown.net Brought to You by OBS reviewer Valerie Synopsis: In a bleak future built on virtual reality, Ginn is a romantic who yearns for something real. She designs environments for people who play at being Vikings. But when her project goes … Continue reading

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TIMEKEEPER (TIMELESS, BOOK #2) BY ALEXANDRA MONIR: BOOK REVIEW

Timekeeper Timeless, Book #2 By Alexandra Monir ISBN# 9780385738408 Author’s Website:  http://www.alexandramonir.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis: When Philip Walker appears as a new student in Michele Windsor’s high school class, she is floored. He is the love she thought she lost forever when … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC HALF BY ANNIE BARROWS: PARENT TO PARENT SUGGESTED READING & REVIEWS

    The Magic Half By Annie Barrows ISBN# 978-1599903583 Author’s Website: http://www.anniebarrows.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Angie For Ages 9-12  Miri is the middle child… not so unique. But she’s the middle child sandwiched in between two sets of twins. On one side are her older brothers who like … Continue reading

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RISE OF THE RED DRAGON (TALES OF THE LOREKEEPERS, BOOK #1) BY MARTIN ROUILLARD: BOOK REVIEW

   Rise of the Red Dragon Tales of the Lorekeepers, Book #1 By Martin Rouillard ISBN #:978-0986896286 Author Website: http://www.martinrouillard.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Annabell Synopsis: When Samuel Osmond sees two pairs of mysterious dice in a store for role-playing games, he thinks they’d be fun to show … Continue reading

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VOYAGER (OUTLANDER, BOOK #3) BY DIANA GABALDON: BOOK REVIEW

Voyager Outlander, Book #3 Diana Gabaldon Review brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Voyager is the third installment in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.  Voyager picks up where Dragonfly in Amber left off.  Jamie and Claire have just parted ways…him to go back and face his grisly death on … Continue reading

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OUTLANDER (OUTLANDER, BOOK #1) BY DIANA GABALDON: BOOK REVIEW

Diana Gabaldon Outlander Outlander book #1 *Spoilers included in this review* Review brought to you buy OBS staff member Heidi It’s 1945 and Claire Randall and her husband, Frank, are enjoying a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands.  They have been apart the majority of their marriage, due to the … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UNDER $5 EDITION

I usually do e-books under $3, but when really good books are floating around under $5, I want to share them. So here are some Best Selling books under $5 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith $4.79 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 20 PART 2: TIME TRAVEL BOOKS, STEAMPUNK AND MORE!

Top 10 time travel books Source: litlists.blogspot.com Charles Yu’s debut novel is How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for his story collection Third Class Superhero, and he has also received the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His work … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 6TH: ANNOTATED SANDMAN, DRUIDS & ZOMBIES, AND MUCH MORE

Prepare for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Annotated Sandman’ by Joseph McCabe at Fear Net Neil Gaiman’s multi-volume masterwork The Sandman is one of the most popular and critically praised comic books of the last twenty-five years. But if you think you’ve fully experienced the saga in its numerous paperback., hardcover and Absolute … Continue reading

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TV SHOW NEWS FOR JUNE 24TH: FUTURAMA, WALKING DEAD, AND DOCTOR WHO

Secrets of Futurama’s new season: who’s dead, who’s in love, and who’s robosexual By Meredith Woerner at io9 To celebrate Futurama’s return, creator David X. Cohen answered all our burning Futurama questions. How scandalous will the new cable version be? What’s happened with Fry and Leela, what’s a “robosexual,” and … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEW: LOST S6 EPISODE 17 ‘THE END’

“All good things must come to an end”. Written by OBS Staff Member Rose It was a sad day on Sunday May 24, 2010. The series ‘Lost” finally came to an end. Millions of viewers around the world, tuned in, with hopes of having all their burning questions answered, and … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 10TH: ANNE RICE, VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, TIME MACHINE, AND MORE

By Annalee Newitz at io9: Proof That Science Fiction Writers Get Better With Age Number-loving blogger John Redford had a simple question: Do SF writers get better as they age? To find out, he studied the average age that authors won prestigious Hugo Awards, and created this chart. He also … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 4TH: NEW HOUSE OF NIGHT, SCI FI TO KEEP YOU AWAKE, TIME TRAVEL, WEREWOLVES, AND MORE

from the House of Night Series site: Burned cover art and release date The 7th book in the House of Night Series now has cover art and a release date: April 27th. Here’s the book summary: “Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: A SOUND OF THUNDER

“Step on a mouse and you leave your print, like a Grand Canyon, across Eternity. Queen Elizabeth might never have been born, Washington might not cross the Delaware, there might never be a United States at all. So be careful. Stay on the Path. Never step off! ” In the … Continue reading

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DO WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO TIME TRAVEL?

Source: sciencedaily MOVING THROUGH TIME: THINKING OF THE PAST OF FUTURE CAUSES US TO SWAY BACKWARD AND FORWARD Researchers have recently looked at how mental time travel is represented in the sensorimotor systems that regulate human movement. It turns out our perceptions of space and time are tightly coupled. University … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: TIME TRAVEL EDITION

Top 5 Supportive Things to Tell a Time Traveler – Chris/Dawn 1. You can always go back and fix it. 2. As long as you didn’t see your future self, you shouldn’t explode and destroy the entire world! 3. GREAT SCOTT! 4. Don’t worry, no one saw your bare ass. … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN. 25TH: TIME TRAVEL, PODCASTS, AND GETTING PUBLISHED

by KYW Newsradio’s John Ostapkovich: Sci-Fi Author Tackles Philadelphia-Based Tale of Time Travel A Philadelphia-born author is out with a new book which, for the first time, is set in his own hometown. The book is called Time Travelers Never Die, so you know author Jack McDevitt will have some … Continue reading

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OBS SPEAKS OUT: THE REALITY OF TIME TRAVEL

Time Travel is a very common theme in Science Fiction. This may be because everyone has something they’d like to do over, or would like to see instead of read about. Or go forward five years and know that everything will turn out alright. So throughout the centuries, writers have … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE

“There’s a playground at the end of the block and I run to the swings and climb on, and Henry takes the one next to me, facing the opposite direction, and we swing higher and higher, passing each other, sometimes in sync and sometimes streaming past each other so fast … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 9 & CHAPTER 10

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Chapter 9: Christmas Eve, Three Written by Amanda Edited by Rose/Krystal Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, December 24, 25, 26, 1991 (Clare is 20, Henry is 28) Henry and Clare take a road trip to visit her family at Meadowlark House for Christmas. Henry is a … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 8

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Chapter 8: Eat or Be Eaten Written by Amanda Edited by Rose/Krystal Saturday, November 30, 1991 (Henry is 28, Clare is 20) Clare has invited Henry to her apartment to dinner with her roommate Charisse and her boyfriend Gomez. After being buzzed in, Henry … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JAN. 10TH: UPCOMING FANTASY, THE TWILIGHT EFFECT, AND GALILEO

by Jessica Martin at SF Crows Nest: Future fantasy and science fiction novels for 2010 Here’s a list of some of the best fantasy and science fiction novels coming out in 2010. They include Secrets Of The Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt, The Ruling Sea by Robert V S Redick, … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 6 & CHAPTER 7

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Chapter 6: Christmas Eve, One (Always Crashing in the Same Car) Written by Amanda Edited by Rose/Krystal Saturday, December 24, 1988 (Henry is 40, Clare is 17) It’s a dark winter afternoon and Henry sits in the Reading Room of Meadowlark, surrounded by an … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 5

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Chapter 5: After the End Written by Amanda Edited by Rose/Krystal Saturday, October 27, 1984 (Clare is 13, Henry is 43) Clare awakens, thinking she heard Henry call her name. She runs out into the Meadow to find her brother, father and a strange … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 3 & CHAPTER 4

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Chapter 3: First Date, Two Written by Amanda Edited by Rose/Krystal Friday, September 23, 1977 (Henry is 26, Clare is 6) Henry finds himself in the Meadow, naked, with no box that Clare keeps clothes in for him. This is not the first time … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – CHAPTER 2

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Chapter 2: A First Time For Everything Written by Amanda Edited by Rose/Krystal Sunday, June 16, 1968 The first time Henry had ever time traveled was magical. It was on his fifth birthday, the day his parents were going to take him to the … Continue reading

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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE: BOOK CLUB – PROLOGUE & CHAPTER 1

OBS brings you a whole month of time traveling and in the case of book club, Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. We were suppose to start Friday, but due to technically difficulties I will be posting chapters twice today. Once now and one later tonight. Make sure to look … Continue reading

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KARL ALEXANDER AUTHOR OF ‘TIME AFTER TIME’ SIGNING IN LOS ANGELES

APPEARANCES NEWS UPDATE Time travel fans we found a special treat for you and wanted to give you advanced notice. If you live in the Los Angeles area, Karl Alexander is slated for an indoor book-signing of the new release of “Time After Time” (in paperback) at Dark Delicacies (4213 … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: DONNIE DARKO

As you have already figured out by now, it’s ‘time travel’ month here at OBS, so our first movie review of the new decade is the cult-classic film ‘Donnie Darko’, a film that received 10 nominations and has won 11 awards that deals heavily with the concept of time travel. … Continue reading

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