Fiction

Excellent scholarship and writing, but it is not a memoir

Shannon Christensen

3 Stars

My Life in Middlemarch is described as a memoir, a reflection of the relationship between Mead…

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Impressive Debut

Beverly Jackson

4 Stars

This futuristic inventive adventure tale mesmerized me from the beginning with its captivating protagonists, beautifully rendered…

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Jeannie (Abi) Marino

.5 Stars

Havaa focused on her fingernails. She wanted to speak but didn't, wanted to flee but couldn't.~Quote from A Constellation of…

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A little bit of magic

Jaclyn Day

4.5 Stars

This book is set in one day—Philadelphia on Christmas Eve Eve—and follows several different characters, including Madeleine, a nine-year-old…

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This cat was left feeling confused and unsatisfied

Michelle Reynolds

2 Stars

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino had a premise that I was extremely excited about.  I love to sing and…

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Non-Fiction

Here is Where by Andrew Carroll

Ryan Groff

4 Stars

If you didn't know that Edwin Booth saved the life of Robert Todd Lincoln, months before his brother assassinated President Lincoln, you…

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Review: A Spy Among Firends

Amy Nickless

4 Stars

The book opens by providing a background on Kim Philby and several of his colleagues before World War II broke out.  Philby…

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Let Me Be Clear ~ Katie Kieffer

deb stanhope

5 Stars

This book is very clear and easy to understand read about today's society and where this country is going.  Katie does a great job to…

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The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty

Carol Papuga

5 Stars

What a great resource for those of us over fifty years old!  This book has answered many questions that I have been thinking about the…

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"The Skies Belong to Us, by Brendan I. Koerner

Mike Safford

4 Stars

The Skies Belong to Us", by Brendan I. Koerner, is the story of the one of the most turbulent times.  This time period involved the Viet…

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Cooking & Food

Kitchen Essentials by Kelsey Nixon {Book Review} and Weekly Menu Plan - July 27, 2014

TGK K

5 Stars

I love trying new recipes and finding new sources for them.  Often I look online, but every so often I find a cookbook I am interested…

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My Irish Table ~ Cathal Armstrong

Teresa Morrow

5 Stars

Title:  My Irish Table Author: 

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“My Paris Kitchen”: A Review by an American girl who often daydreams about being a Parisian girl

Jessica Long

4.5 Stars

My initial hope was to read through and make at least 5 recipes from "My Paris Kitchen" prior to posting a review. I accomplished the…

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Book Review: The Chopped Cookbook, by the Food Network Kitchen

Judith Evans

5 Stars

So many times I have looked in the pantry or refrigerator and wondered how to use the ingredients I have on hand. It often seems as…

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"The CHOPPED Cookbook" by The Food Network

Brenda Rupp

5 Stars

saturday, july 26, 2014

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Business

Essentialism 'essential' reading for those that tip the work-life balance scale

Donna Talarico

4.5 Stars

I wonder if Greg McKeown would say it was essential that I review this book. After all, as I write this, I do have other deadlines,…

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The Power of Forgetting

Lydia Adams

4.5 Stars

What's in the use of forgetting? I asked myself as I came upon this curious book. Originally I was going to ignore it until I read the…

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The third metric for success

Christiana Varda

4 Stars

In the summer I always go through a non-fiction phase. I'm easy to spot at the beach: amidst a crowd of tan-hungry, light readers holding…

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The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty

Carol Papuga

5 Stars

What a great resource for those of us over fifty years old!  This book has answered many questions that I have been thinking about the…

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Don't Blame the Curmudgeons; You Have Been Warned

Todd Pylant

4.5 Stars

Charles Murray, author and social historian, has written several weighty works of great value. I have previously 

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Entertainment

Pardon My Typo

elisa leon

4 Stars

This weekend I stayed in and read 

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Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth

Lorelei Brown

2 Stars

The Author, John Moe, is a radio show host of a nationally syndicated show.  His show is called "Wits."  He is also a columnist…

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Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Ashley Osborn

5 Stars

First of all, I have been waiting to read this book for MONTHS, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that this book was available for…

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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding Review

Jacqueline Brogdon

2.5 Stars

2.5/5 StarsWhat I Was Doing While You Were Breeding was the first book that I read knowing I was going to be…

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Review: Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Michelle Santiago

3.5 Stars

I don't watch a lot of stand-up comedy because to tell the truth I'm a bit slow when it comes to jokes. But I love watching Jim…

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Faith

A Broken Kind of Beautiful looks at the heart

Meagan Myhren-Bennett

5 Stars

A Broken Kind of BeautifulBy Katie GanshertI have never read Katie Ganshert's books before A Broken Kind of…

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The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

Svetlana Dralyuk

5 Stars

This was my first read of Lori Benton's work and I was thoroughly impressed. Her writing is such that her characters feel…

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A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge

Rissi C

5 Stars

Some novel beginnings are humble and quiet, expanding from where they start, kind of like a warm loaf of fresh, homemade bread has to first…

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A Broken Kind of Beautiful is one book all women need to read!

shannon g

5 Stars

This book was one of the best books I’ve read so far this year! It will make my end of year list and probably be number 1. I can not say…

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The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

Crystal Scott

5 Stars

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Crafts, Home & Hobbies

beautiful photography

nanci booher

5 Stars

Being the mother of a gay young adult, who happens to live in Oregon where gay marrizge is legal, I thought this would be  great…

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The New Art Of Capturing Love

Winford Morrisey

4 Stars

I picked this book because I love photography. My first initial thoughts were, "is there really a difference in capturing gay & lesbian…

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All You Need is Love

Laura Aldridge

4 Stars

The photographs are superb.  Pages feature large, vibrant photographs that anyone would be proud to display in their home gallery or…

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Capturing Love

Mindy Koentopp

5 Stars

Now....some of you might be thinking, "Oh my goodness, what is this she is posting..." because this is not my typical book that I would…

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The New Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch

Jill Ivy

5 Stars

This is a lovely book.  I was amazed at the beautiful pictures that were created with colored pencils!  I have to admit that I am…

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Better Living

Essentialism 'essential' reading for those that tip the work-life balance scale

Donna Talarico

4.5 Stars

I wonder if Greg McKeown would say it was essential that I review this book. After all, as I write this, I do have other deadlines,…

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Stand Strong

Marsha Pratt

5 Stars

Stand StrongI got this ebook free to evaluate and review. What a great book for both those who are…

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The Power of Forgetting

Lydia Adams

4.5 Stars

What's in the use of forgetting? I asked myself as I came upon this curious book. Originally I was going to ignore it until I read the…

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Stand Strong

Kirsten Arthur

5 Stars

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You can't do it all - Choose less

Lisa Burgess

4.5 Stars

Some may think Essentialism is just another time-management book, but it’s actually a life-prioritizing book. Its main goal is to…

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