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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 joins the fight for language with author Patricia Forde’s The List.

Title: The List

Author: Patricia Forde

Runtime: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B074F3WDV8

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hunts a would-be killer at a small-town party in Ring in the New Year with Murder, the fourth Otter Lake Mystery by Auralee Wallace.

Title: Ring in the New Year with Murder (Otter Lake Mystery #4)

Author: Auralee Wallace

Pages: 305

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1250151452

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin navigates the ups and downs of teenage life with three troubled bandmates in Mirror, Mirror by Cara Delevingne and Rowan Coleman.

Title: Mirror, Mirror

Author: Cara Delevingne with Rowan Coleman

Pages: 354

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062791566

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin enrolls in school for fairy tale troublemakers in the audio edition of author Jen Calonita’s Flunked.

Title: Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1)

Author: Jen Calonita

Runtime: 5 hours, 7 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B00U0HK3NM

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin battles a threatening neighbor with author Dirk Kurbjuweit’s Fear.

Title: Fear

Author: Dirk Kurbjuwiet

Pages: 257

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062678348

And read Kristin's full review (www.nightsandweekends.com/articles/17/NW1700144.php) on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets a band of unlikely war heroes in author Liza Mundy’s Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.

Title: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Author: Liza Mundy

Pages: 329

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 978-0316352536

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin comes face to face with relationships past in Caroline Fardig’s fifth Java Jive mystery, Murder Over Mochas.

Title: Murder Over Mochas (Java Jive #5)

Author: Caroline Fardig

Pages: 214

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B06XR15TRC

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets caught up in a modern take on a beloved classic in author Hillary Manton Lodge’s Jane of Austin.

Title: Jane of Austin

Author: Hillary Manton Lodge

Runtime: 10 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B072PSYRWJ

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a magic carpet ride with a couple of precocious young siblings in Sarah Mlynowski’s Genie in a Bottle.

Title: Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After #9)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 4 hours, 6 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B01E94TP6M

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin digs up dirt with a small-town sheriff in author Tonya Kappes’s third Kenni Lowry mystery, Ax to Grind.

Title: Ax to Grind (Kenni Lowry #3)

Author: Tonya Kappes

Pages: 192

Publisher: Henery Press

ISBN: 978-1635112474

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes to social media and gets a haunting message from the past in Friend Request by Laura Marshall.

Title: Friend Request

Author: Laura Marshall

Pages: 287

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 978-1478948513

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin searches for a killer who’s targeting local heroes in author David Thurlo’s fourth Charlie Henry mystery, Kill the Heroes.

Title: Kill the Heroes (Charlie Henry #4)

Author: David Thurlo

Pages: 292

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250119667

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin catches up with a bunch of magical misfits in the audio edition of Showing Off, the third Upside-Down Magic novel by authors Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle.

Title: Showing Off (Upside-Down Magic #3)

Author: Emily Jenkins, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle

Runtime: 3 hours, 21 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B01M6BTMXC

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin moves into a new house next to a nosy neighbor with author Julie Lawson Timmer’s Mrs. Saint and the Defectives.

Title: Mrs. Saint and the Defectives

Author: Julie Lawson Timmer

Pages: 366

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477819968

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin commiserates with a stressed-out mom in the audio edition of Bunmi Laditan’s Confessions of a Domestic Failure.

Title: Confessions of a Domestic Failure

Author: Bunmi Laditan

Runtime: 9 hours, 7 minutes

Publisher: Harlequin Audio

AISN: B01MZGLIP3

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a series of dates in an attempt to find love with 13 Dates by Matt Dunn.

Title: 13 Dates

Author: Matt Dunn

Pages: 322

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1612185798

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin escapes to the beach for another mystery on Pineapple Cay with Junie Coffey’s Beachbound.

Title: Beachbound (Pineapple Cay #2)

Author: Junie Coffey

Pages: 257

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1542046459

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

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.

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