Top 10 Weekend Box Office Results

Weekend: August 28-30, 2015

  1. Straight Outta Compton ———- $13,133,560
  2. War Room ———- $11,351,389   (Weekend Premiere)
  3. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ———- $8,155,581
  4. No Escape ———- $8,111,264   (Weekend Premiere)
  5. Sinister 2 ———- $4,665,341
  6. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ———- $4,431,136
  7. Hitman: Agent 47 ———- $4,224,446
  8. Ant-Man ———- $3,073,116
  9. Jurassic World ———- $3,010,770
  10. The Gift(2015) ———- $3,004,313

(All numbers are from http://www.boxofficemojo.com.)

Best Books of the Month: Literature & Fiction – August 2015

All books can be found on Amazon.com. This list is based on their monthly “Best Books of the Month” category.

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1. Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

“A sweet and savory treat.” —People

“An impressive feat of narrative jujitsu. . . that keeps readers turning the pages too fast to realize just how ingenious they are.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Pick

“Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a terrific reminder of what can be wrested from suffering and struggle – not only success, but also considerable irony, a fair amount of wisdom and a decent meal.”—Jane Smiley, The Guardian

As seen on The Skimm: “Warning: this will make you hungry. . . . You won’t be able to put it down. And it will up your kitchen game.”
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Best Books of the Month: Teen & Y.A. Editon – August 2015

All books can be found on Amazon.com. This list is based on their monthly “Best Books of the Month” category.

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1. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home.

But on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a new life for herself. Read More