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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 climbs Rapunzel’s tower with two lovable young heroes in Sarah Mlynowski’s Bad Hair Day.

Title: Bad Hair Day (Whatever After #5)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 21 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00PYM2K2U

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes to the ice for author Toni Aleo’s A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

Title: A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

Author: Toni Aleo

Runtime: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B00REO6PYA

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to Kringle Town for a hard-boiled holiday whodunit, Ken Harmon’s The Fat Man.

Title: The Fat Man

Author: Ken Harmon

Runtime: 5 hours, 29 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B004995EGS

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin dines with the girls in Judith Keim’s Fat Fridays.

Title: Fat Fridays

Author: Judith Keim

Pages: 310

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503940666

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin looks for laughs in Jennifer Worick’s blog-turned-audiobook, Things I Want to Punch in the Face.

Title: Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Author: Jennifer Worick

Runtime: 2 hours, 53 minutes

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

AISN: B00A0WG0NE

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins the quest for survival with the plane crash survivors in author Bill Rancic’s First Light.

Title: First Light

Author: Bill Rancic

Pages: 308

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons

ISBN: 978-1101982273

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes into hiding with the daring kids in author Gregg Hurwitz’s The Rains.

Title: The Rains

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Pages: 272

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 978-0765382672

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets cold feet with the stressed-out bride in Karen King’s I Do...or Do I?

Title: I Do...or Do I?

Author: Karen King

Runtime: 8 hours, 5 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

AISN: B01JJ779U8

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin moves into an eerie apartment with the Japanese thriller The Graveyard Apartment by author Mariko Koike.

Title: The Graveyard Apartment

Author: Mariko Koike

Pages: 324

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 978-1250060549

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes some difficult choices in Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays.

Title: Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays

Author: Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon

Pages: 179

Publisher: Diversion Publishing

ISBN: 978-1682303191

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin returns to Arcanum for more supernatural adventures in Josef Matulich’s Power Tools in the Sacred Grove.

Title: Power Tools in the Sacred Grove (Arcanum Faire #2)

Author: Josef Matulich

Pages: 204

Publisher: Post Mortem Press

ISBN: 978-0692399309

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels back through the magic mirror to visit with Sleeping Beauty in author Sarah Mlynowski’s Dream On.

Title: Dream On (Whatever After #4)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 2 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00HZ6NCH0

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin digs for answers with a disgraced journalist in author Mark Hosack’s The Good Spy Dies Twice.

Title: The Good Spy Dies Twice (Bullseye, #1)

Author: Mark Hosack

Pages: 301

Publisher: Wide Awake Books

ISBN: 978-0997850512

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin returns to Otter Lake for more murder and mayhem with Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace.

Title: Pumpkin Picking with Murder (Otter Lake Mysteries #2)

Author: Auralee Wallace

Pages: 338

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1250077783

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a young woman on the rocky road to recovery in author Colleen Hoover’s It Ends with Us.

Title: It Ends with Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Pages: 367

Publisher: Atria Paperback

ISBN: 978-1501110368

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets cozy with the classics in author Katherine Bolger Hyde’s Arsenic with Austen.

Title: Arsenic with Austen (Crime with the Classics #1)

Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde

Pages: 312

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250065476

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin ventures under the sea with the little mermaid in the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski’s Sink or Swim.

Title: Sink or Swim (Whatever After #3)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 19 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00HZ6N5M2

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin connects with an old woman and a strange little boy in Monica Wood’s The One-in-a-Million Boy.

Title: The One-in-a-Million Boy

Author: Monica Wood

Pages: 334

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 978-0544617070

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin runs from spiders in the first book in author Ezekiel Boone’s creepy-crawly new series, The Hatching.

Title: The Hatching

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Pages: 303

Publisher: Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 978-1501125041

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin robs a bank with a bunch of bumbling crooks in the audio edition of Jeff Diamant’s true crime story Heist!.

Title: Heist! The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft

Author: Jeff Diamant

Runtime: 5 hours, 34 minutes

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

AISN: 011VM6NF6

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hits rock bottom with a grieving wife and mother in Jack Jordan’s My Girl.

Title: My Girl

Author: Jack Jordan

Pages: 128

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1532815386

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels back to the early days of radio with author Sarah-Jane Stratford’s Radio Girls.

Title: Radio Girls

Author: Sarah-Jane Stratford

Pages: 365

Publisher: NAL

ISBN: 978-0451475565

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin learns about literature with some unlikely scholars in Mikita Brottman’s The Maximum Security Book Club.

Title: The Maximum Security Book Club

Author: Mikita Brottman

Pages: 228

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062384331

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin seeks out family with a crime boss and a wannabe gangster in the latest Justice novel, Dead End Fix, by T. E. Woods.

Title: Dead End Fix (Justice Novel #6)

Author: T. E. Woods

Pages: 290

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B018CHA304

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks down a stalker with a team of bodyguards in the audio edition of Always Watching by Lynette Eason.

Title: Always Watching (Elite Guardians #1)

Author: Lynette Eason

Runtime: 8 hours, 31 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

AISN: B01AWZ6YS4

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin relives the days leading up to a widely-reported tragedy with Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall.

Title: Before the Fall

Author: Noah Hawley

Pages: 349

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 978-1455561780

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin returns to fairy tale land with a couple of modern-day kids in author Sarah Mlynowski’s If the Shoe Fits

Title: If the Shoe Fits (Whatever After #2)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B00HZ7GAIW

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hits the campaign trail with Matthew S. Hiley’s outrageous political farce The Candidates.

Title: The Candidates

Author: Matthew S. Hiley

Pages: 193

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 978-1626342682

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin packs her bags for an emotional summer at the beach with The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews.

Title: The Weekenders

Author: Mary Kay Andrews

Pages: 409

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 978-1250065940

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

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin spends a holiday weekend on the case with Claire Malloy in Pride v. Prejudice by Joan Hess

Title: Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy Mysteries #20)

Author: Joan Hess

Pages: 306

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1250081179

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

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