Fiction

Fun and interesting, but not award-worthy

Shannon Fox

3 Stars

Dark Eden is often compared to Lord of the Flies, but to me all the resemblance it bears to Lord of the Flies is the…

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Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas: Brilliant, Fascinating, Breathtaking

Mira Nikolova

5 Stars

Most mums are great. Most mums are awesome. But there are also mums you’d better stay away from. If you can.The Hursts are a picture…

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Mother, Mother

Kyle Wendy Skultety

5 Stars

Wow. Double wow. Anyone who knows a narcissist will cringe and nod at matriarch Josephine’s behavior, as she manipulates her way through her…

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Engaging book

Jody Gossert

4.5 Stars

This is not my normal style book - but something about the reviews I read made me want to give it a try. The language is…

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Reading 1000 Lives review of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Daniel Haeusser

5 Stars

Somehow, this notably well-reviewed novel slipped under my radar even past its release. Only upon perusing the 

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Non-Fiction

A Love Story Plus The History of Skyjacking Equals a Fascinatingly Un-put-down-able Read

Lisa Rufle

4 Stars

As someone with a lifelong fear of flying, it always surprises people that I am fascinated by books, movies and documentaries about…

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Not your usual story of addiction

Deborah Hightower

4 Stars

Too many times, society pegs the addict as one on skid row that is not 'trying' to do better. Turney Duff reminds us that addiction knows no…

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A Great Read

Arden Hamer

4.5 Stars

I was intrigued by A Spy Among Friends, by Ben Macintyre, but resisted reading it because I was afraid I did…

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Wonderfully Surprised

Kelly O'Dowd

3.5 Stars

To be honest, I don't really read anything even remotely political. But, I am getting to the point in my life where I cannot just blindly…

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Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier: Tom Kizzia

Liz Terek

4 Stars

How many of us would not be able to stop ourselves from gawking if we encountered a family with 15 children? How much more gawking would we…

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Cooking & Food

Meat & Potatoes - Recipe Book Review

Life Breath Present

5 Stars

Rahm Fama, having cooked all across America, is now the corporate chef for US Foods. He has a wonderfully inspiring story, which is included…

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My Irish Table

Jean Huber

5 Stars

I may not be Irish but this book showed me that I sure do love some Irish cooking! I loved this book.  The photographs were lovely…

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"Sweet" by Editors of Food Network Magazine

CRYSTAL PORTER

5 Stars

I was absolutely so excited when this book arrived. I know, I don't really need anymore cookbooks, but this one is filled with nothing but…

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Sweet

Bobbi Marshall

5 Stars

Sweet- Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More. By the Editors of Food Network What a great cookbook. Of course, I was excited to…

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Kitchen Confidence Cookbook Review

Jennifer Eat Cake For Dinner

5 Stars

So, what do I think of the cookbook?I really like it.  My favorite section is surprisingly the "Sides"…

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Business

Beyond IQ

Chris Chunn

4 Stars

Beyond IQ is a great, little book if you’re looking for ways to strengthen parts of your brain and if you’re trying to improve…

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Great Guide for Interviewees!

Michele Lawrence

5 Stars

I received a free copy of What Color is Your Parachute: Guide to Rethinking Interviews from Blogging for Books in order to review. I think…

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I just met an old friend!

Carol Papuga

5 Stars

What Color is Your Parachute? 2015 By Richard N. Bolles   This book is like an old friend. …

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Job Interviews as Conversations

Tim Roberts

4 Stars

Think about the most engaging conversations you've ever had.  What were they like?  Informative?  Illuminating? Funny? Did you…

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Review of What Color is Your Parachute? 2015

Jill Straw

5 Stars

Richard Bolles has been writing the What Color is Your Parachute/ for enough time to understand his audience. I remember my mother consulting…

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Entertainment

Books for September

Meaghan Gerard

4 Stars

This cry for help perfectly sane and well-balanced book on parenting is hysterical even for someone (like me) who doesn't…

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Better Than "Hooot Pocket"!

Elvira Makarevich

4.5 Stars

Ever since I heard Jim Gaffigan's "Hot Pocket" set, I always think of it when I see hot pockets in the store. That's how addictive and…

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Read JUST MY TYPO for Many Laughs!

John Dobbs

4.5 Stars

Over the course of the past week I read (or rather giggled through) JUST MY TYPO by Drummond Moir. The subtitle gives a clear hint about what…

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Reasons Why My Kid is Crying by Greg Pembroke

Lauren Parker

4.5 Stars

Greg Pembroke starting taking pictures of his three year old son mid tantrum and captioning the reasons for it on a Tumblr in 2013. After…

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Dad is funny.

Reid McCormick

5 Stars

I have been a big fan of Jim Gaffigan for a long time. I have most if not all of his albums. Jim Gaffigan (alongside Conan O’Brien)…

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Faith

A Table by the Window

Deborah Martin

5 Stars

A Table by the Window, a novel by Hillary Manton Lodge What a delightful book!  Juliette D’Alisa is…

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A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert | Book Review

Jamie Lapeyrolerie

4 Stars

If you’ve been around my blog for a bit, you’ll know that historical fiction is my go-to genre. History never changes, so for me, these…

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Friday I'm in Love

Georgia M

4 Stars

"Forever Friday: A Novel" by Timothy Lewis is a love story.PLOTIn the summer of 2006, Adam Colby is…

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A Stillness of Chimes

Corinne Rodrigues

4.5 Stars

This is one of those books that draws you in from page 1 and keeps you absolutely riveted until the last page, and then you want some more.…

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Crafts, Home & Hobbies

Your Family in Pictures - Book Review

Holly Brown

5 Stars

I was so excited to receive 

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Your Family in Pictures review

Kimberly Mills

3.5 Stars

This is the first book I have received from Blogging for books to review. When I first got it, I flipped though and quickly looked at the…

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Great Tutorial

Beth Krahulec

5 Stars

"Your Family in Pictures" by Me Ra Koh is an easy to understand crash course in photographing family events, holidays, and other everyday…

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Amazing Tool

Beth Anderson

5 Stars

Me Ra Koh has put together a valuable tutorial on family photography in the book, "Your Family in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to…

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Helping Me Improve My Family Photos

Lindsay Shaffer

4.5 Stars

I chose to review a photography book because I am working to improve my own family photos. That

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Better Living

Pick up this Book to Pick up a Foreign Language

Taylor Neuhaus

4 Stars

Most Americans try to learn foreign languages in high schools through memorizing word lists by the category and doing grammar drills.…

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Exceeds Expectations

Laura Aldridge

4.5 Stars

This little book is a gem as it is delightfully challenging. Not your average puzzle book as it really brings new patterns that will have…

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Bend Your Brain

Patricia Janes

3.5 Stars

Bend Your Brain by The Minds Behind Marbles: The Brain Store is a brand new puzzle book written to challenge your mental skills.  Games…

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Beyond IQ

Chris Chunn

4 Stars

Beyond IQ is a great, little book if you’re looking for ways to strengthen parts of your brain and if you’re trying to improve…

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The Paleo Manifesto

Rosemarie Brown

5 Stars

I cannot remember the last time I have read a book so well researched!  The cover got my attention right away, as I am an amateur…

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