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Kristin Dreyer Kramer

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It’s Movie Time host Kristin Dreyer Kramer grew up in a chillier part of the Midwest, where she spent several months of each year hibernating with her favorite books, movies, and mix tapes. After school, she often ate chocolate chip cookies while watching episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus with her friends, and she’s had a weakness for junk food and comedies ever since - much to the chagrin of her co-host, John DeSando.

Kristin now spends her days (and her nights…and her weekends) writing about the best and worst in movies, books, music, and games as the editor-in-chief of NightsAndWeekends.com. She also discusses the latest movies each week on both It’s Movie Time and On the Marquee.

Kristin is a member of the Women’s Film Critic Circle and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association. And, on those rare occasions when she’s not reading, writing, or watching movies, she enjoys traveling, fried pickles, knitting, and watching hockey.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin ends up stuck in the story of the frog prince with a couple of adventurous siblings in the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski’s Once Upon a Frog.

Title: Once Upon a Frog (Whatever After #8)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 21 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B018UTHDDO

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin fights for marriage with a couple of newlyweds in Michelle Richmond’s psychological thriller The Marriage Pact.

Title: The Marriage Pact

Author: Michelle Richmond

Pages: 417

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 978-0385343299

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin moves into a retirement community that’s anything but dull with the maybe-memoir The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old.

Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old

Author: Hendrik Groen (translated by Hester Velmans)

Pages: 237

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 978-1455542178

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hunts for a killer with a cupcake baker in the audio edition of Jenn McKinlay’s Sprinkle with Murder

Title: Sprinkle with Murder

Author: Jenn McKinlay

Runtime: 6 hours, 24 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B01N1LTMJQ

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the wild world of heath and fitness with Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.

Title: Fitness Junkie

Author: Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Pages: 256

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 978-0385541800

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a troubled young woman on a mission to uncover the truth about her family’s past in author Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies.

Title: The Weight of Lies

Author: Emily Carpenter

Pages: 375

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477818435

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a desperate journalist on an emotional journey in Fiona Barton’s The Child.

Title: The Child

Author: Fiona Barton

Pages: 329

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 978-1101990483

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin returns to sea with a petrified pirate in Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Back in Bunny Slippers by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White.

Title: Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Back in Bunny Slippers  (Shivers! #2)

Author: Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White

Runtime: 2 hours, 51 minutes

Publisher: HarperAudio

AISN: B019PIJPNU

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin trades the hustle and bustle of city life for an island mystery in Junie Coffey’s Sunbaked.

Title: Sunbaked (Pineapple Cay #1)

Author: Junie Coffey

Pages: 244

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477823934

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin kicks, punches, and digs for clues with the kids in Octavia Spencer’s The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit.

Title: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective #1)

Author: Octavia Spencer

Runtime: 4 hours, 27 minutes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

AISN: B00DEKZCI8

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin moves to a Midwestern orchard with The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert.

Title: The Simplicity of Cider

Author: Amy E. Reichert

Pages: 247

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1501179723

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a beastly adventure with a couple of smart siblings in the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski’s Beauty Queen.

Title: Beauty Queen (Whatever After #7)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 28 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00WH0HF3Q

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets to work with a trio of long-lost sisters in Mariah Stewart’s The Last Chance Matinee.

Title: The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1)

Author: Mariah Stewart

Pages: 277

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1501165351

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin packs her back and heads to author Mary McCoy’s Camp So-and-So.

Title: Camp So-and-So

Author: Mary McCoy

Pages: 301

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: 978-1512415971

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tries to escape the deadly creepy-crawlies of Ezekiel Boone’s Skitter.

Title: Skitter (The Hatching #2)

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Pages: 282

Publisher: Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 978-1501125072

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes her coffee to go with another Java Jive mystery, Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig.

Title: Brew or Die (Java Jive #4)

Author: Caroline Fardig

Pages: 283

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B01I85PPSK

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the troubled, tragic, and wildly entertaining life of Carrie Fisher with the audio edition of Wishful Drinking.

Title: Wishful Drinking

Author: Carrie Fisher

Runtime: 3 hours, 8 minutes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

AISN: B001NQ6HKW

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets trapped in a blizzard with Auralee Wallace’s Snowed In with Murder

Title: Snowed In with Murder (Otter Lake Mysteries #3)

Author: Auralee Wallace

Pages: 322

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1250077790

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin sets out on a casino caper with a new mom in Double Up by Gretchen Archer.

Title: Double Up (Davis Way #6)

Author: Gretchen Archer

Pages: 196

Publisher: Henery Press

ISBN: 978-1635111842

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes the bus to sixth grade with Steven B. Frank’s Armstrong & Charlie.

Title: Armstrong & Charlie

Author: Steven B. Frank

Pages: 295

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0544826083

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes a drama-filled stop at a lake-front inn with Christine Nolfi’s Sweet Lake.

Title: Sweet Lake

Author: Christine Nolfi

Pages: 340

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503942516

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin listens in on the adventures of a late Hollywood legend with Make ‘Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway.

Title: Make ‘Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

Author: Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway

Runtime: 5 hours, 51 minutes

Publisher: HarperAudio

AISN: B014I5G07E

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a single guy on an ill-advised quest in Girl 99 by Andy Jones.

Title: Girl 99

Author: Andy Jones

Pages: 309

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503942295

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes back to school with the kids in the Upside-Down Magic class in Sticks & Stones by Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle.

Title: Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2)

Author: Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle

Runtime: 3 hours, 9 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B01FI73XPI

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the challenges of young love with the four characters in Julie Pennell’s The Young Wives Club.

Title: The Young Wives Club

Author: Julie Pennell

Pages: 296

Publisher: Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 978-1501136467

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hunts for clues with a clever boy and his trusty robot in A. J. Low’s Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah.

Title: Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah

Author: A. J. Low

Pages: 126

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 978-1449479756

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin battles more bad guys with shadowy hero Evan Smoak in Gregg Hurwitz’s The Nowhere Man.

Title: The Nowhere Man (Orphan X #2)

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Pages: 342

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250067852

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to the world of the Snow Queen with the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski’s Cold as Ice.

Title: Cold as Ice (Whatever After #6)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00PYLT7VS

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes in search of a missing girl with Chelsea Sedoti’s The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.

Title: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Author: Chelsea Sedoti

Pages: 383

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 978-1492636083

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin journeys into the desert with a couple of haunted heroes in Derek B. Miller’s The Girl in Green.

Title: The Girl in Green

Author: Derek B. Miller

Pages: 336

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 978-0544706255

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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