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Case File 13: Zombie Kid

It's Halloween again and Nick, Carter and Angelo are ready to have the most amazing costumes in the neighborhood, again. This year they will be going as Zombies, complete with a beating "human" heart. They only hope to be able to stay out of the way of Cody Gills, the meanest kid in their school, a boy so large and so mean they had given him the nickname of Frankenstein. Nick always makes the boys costumes and this year, they are amazing. Unfortunately, for Nick, his great-aunt Lenore that he's never even met has just died and her funeral is being held on Halloween in Louisiana. Nick just knows that this is going to be the worst Halloween ever. He's not even going to get to go trick-or-treating this year, let alone be with his friends in his neighborhood in the awesome costume that he's made. But Nick doesn't plan on finding out his great-aunt was a voodoo queen either, or finding her whole stash of potion ingredients, things so scary his parents lock the door to her basement while they are staying in her house. He also doesn't plan on being turned into a...Zombie! But will Nick and his friends be able to turn him back?

This book was really funny! I loved Nick, Carter and Angelo. The titles of the chapters made me laugh really hard. There was plenty of suspense in this book, it's written for elementary aged boys, so there's nothing to scary. The situations these boys got themselves into made me laugh out loud. I also really liked the technique they used to get rid of their bully for good. 

I was able to borrow a copy of this book from my local library.

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

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1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …