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'RUMORS: A LUXE NOVEL'

AUTHOR: Anna Godbersen

 

RELEASED: June 3

THE PLOT: In this sequel to The New York Times best-selling novel The Luxe, Rumors picks up right where its predecessor left off. Elizabeth Holland faked her death to be with Will Keller, Diana Holland is still lusting after Henry Schoonmaker, Penelope Hayes lusts even more after Henry, and Lina Broud puts on a faÃade of wealth in order to snag Elizabeth's lover, Will.

MY THOUGHTS: The drama and tension is alleviated in this book because you know what's likely to happen from the first page. It was an enjoyable read, but not as impressive as the first book. If you love to read dramas, The Luxe Series will definitely satisfy you -- imagine Guiding Light, or even The Bold and the Beautiful, only these characters are in corsets and fancy suits.

GRADE: B-

-- Amber Forbes


NIKON D60

RELEASED: February

DESCRIPTION: The D60 is Nikon's latest addition to its stock of beginner digital single lens reflex cameras. DSLRs are known for having the same settings as most point-and-shoot digital compact cameras while offering a flexible variety of manual composure options.

MY THOUGHTS: I was impressed with the D60. Although I was first turned off by having to look at the LCD screen on the back of the camera to view all the settings instead of only needing a quick glance to the top of the body, where more advanced cameras usually have a second display, I grew accustomed to it.

The screen is huge, it takes great pictures in the dark and it has an impressive rate at which it can capture consecutive images (three frames per second!).

This camera is perfect for any beginning photographer.

GRADE: A

-- Michael Jenks


'GOSSIP GIRL'

Airs: 8 p.m., Mondays, The CW

MY THOUGHTS: With the gorgeous girls and guys and their to-die-for wardrobes, the creators of Gossip Girl have created a series of intrigue, drama and, of course, juicy gossip. Though the episodes are exciting, the plot becomes slightly predictable, seeming very similar to creator Josh Schwartz's TV project The O.C. Still, this scandal-filled show might keep you captivated on Monday nights.

GRADE: A-

-- Maggie Burch

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