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In which my reading matter this month takes me to a fantasy kingdom on the brink of war and a televised gladiatorial fight to the death.

BOOKS
“Our Endless Numbered Days” by Claire Fuller (Penguin)

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

“The Sleeping Prince” by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic)

“The Sin Eater’s Daughter” by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic)

TV SHOWS
“Flesh and Bone”
Creator: Moira Walley-Beckett
Production company: Starz Originals

Main cast:
Sarah Hay (Claire Robbins), Ben Daniels (Paul Grayson), Emily Tyra (Mia), Irina Dvorovenko (Kiira), Damon Herriman (Romeo), Josh Helman (Bryan Robbins), Raychel Diana Weiner (Daphne), Sascha Radetsky (Ross), Karell Williams (Trey).

 

MUSIC
“Cute” by bensound.com
“Indie Romance” by Silent Partners

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