Fiction

Book Review: Bittersweet

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar

4 Stars

The cover page, with its expanse of a lake and the house in the distance, displays a steely calm that the events unfolding in the book…

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Thought Provoking

Nay Denise

4.5 Stars

I'm not sure how to review this book. It ws different and interesting. There were times I wanted to toss the book aside and I'm glad I…

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The Divorce Papers Review

benish khan

4 Stars

This novel tweaks the epistolary style for the late 20th century sensibility, with email, work product, letters, memos, statutes and more…

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The Divorce Papers Book Review

Dawn Robinson

4 Stars

It take a lot to catch my attention these days and books have taken the backseat and that’s sad considering how much I loved to read. I…

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Review: "J" by Howard Jacobson

Crystal Squires

2 Stars

With all the critical acclaim surrounding this Man Booker Prize winning novel, I was ecstatic to get my hands on it. I adore dystopian…

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Non-Fiction

Law of the Jungle by Paul M. Barrett

Dee Dee Mozeleski

5 Stars

I knew I wanted to read this book as soon as i saw the review by David Yarnold of the Environmental Defense Fund. Paul Barrett does a…

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Without You, there is No Us - Suki Kim

Jeff Liu

4 Stars

North Korea has always fascinated me.  A country that is sandwiched between one country that is a first world manufacturing and economic…

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Goodreads

Susan Buak

4 Stars

This memoir is an easy read of a very difficult subject.  The author, Suki Kim, was born in Seoul, South Korea and emigrated…

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When Lions Roar

Steven Ruff

2 Stars

Arguably the two most famous families of the twentieth century were the Churchills and the Kennedys. Winston Churchill was the Prime…

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Inside the Criminal Mind

Kendra McCarter

3 Stars

Samenow's Inside the Criminal Mind is an odd book to review.  Samenow, a research psychologist, says criminal behavior is 100%…

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Cooking & Food

The Portlandia Cook Book: Cook Like a Local

Amy Romanczuk

4 Stars

We regularly welcome the gang from Portlandia into our home, so why not into our kitchen as well? The Portlandia Cookbook:…

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The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka

Hillary McHenry

4.5 Stars

I love this cookbook full of super yummy, low-calorie recipes made with mostly easy-to-find ingredients.  It is a keeper! Beautiful…

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Cookbook review: The Slanted Door by Charles Phan

Stephanie Weaver

5 Stars

Loved this gorgeous book. See my full…

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A Nostalgic Joy

Sue Hill

4.5 Stars

A nostalgic view of the reinvention of American food in Provence in 1970 based on the journals of M.F.K. Fisher.  Luke Barr, the…

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Blue Ribbon Baking From a Redneck Kitchen - Cookbook Review

Katherine Pitts

4.5 Stars

Last summer I didn't miss an episode of the American Baking Competition.  I loved the format, loved the judges, I loved the job Jeff…

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Business

Nose in A Book- December 2014

diane tetreault

5 Stars

 Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Ariana Huffington The…

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Take Command Lessons in Leadership: How to be a first responder in business by Jake Wood

Derek Iannelli-Smith

5 Stars

I think I have read most of the ‘leadership must-reads’ over the years and honestly, most of them are common sense and have…

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Life-Changing? I think not.

Lydia Xu

2.5 Stars

Prior to reading this book...I thought..."wow..this might help me to making my room more presentable". Nah.Filled with black texts that…

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Very Inspiring

Tahesha Atkins

5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book especially because I happen to agree with almost everything Ms. Huffington had to say. This book asks probably the…

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What Color is Your Parachute? 2015 {A Book Review}

Adena Foster

5 Stars

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging…

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Entertainment

Bring Extinct Dinosaurs to Life on Paper

Wenona Napolitano

5 Stars

Both of my youngest kids love to draw, and the little man, he absolutely loves dinosaurs. This book…

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A Letter to My Cat Review

Corinne Demyanovich

5 Stars

A Letter to My CatAuthor: Lisa ErspamerMy rating: 5/5 starsSummary:A Letter to My Cat is…

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I Found Jesus 16 Times!

Ashley Boulais

3.5 Stars

I was in the mood for something light-hearted and this fit the bill. Finding Jesus has essentially no words, minus the intro, which…

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Finding Jesus

Erin Cataldi

5 Stars

This is quite literally the greatest search and find of all time. It's "Where's Waldo" but with Jesus. I knew I would love it when I saw…

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Faith

You need to read this book.

Madonna Dolin

4.5 Stars

I have got to say I loved this book. The characters were believable as being real humans who made mistakes and had done things to miss up…

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When Mercy Rains Book Review

Mary Bearden

5 Stars

You are really going to love reading this book! It has everything in it starting with a romance gone wrong 20 something years ago and one of…

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When Mercy Rains: A Review

Leslie Cawley

5 Stars

Holding onto secrets is a very painful thing to do. Suzanne Zimmerman, the character in the book, When Mercy Rains, does so for…

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A Sweet, Though Predictable Story

Abby Kelly

4 Stars

The Daughter of Highland Hall, is a winsome story of love prevailing against all odds. Author, Carrie Turansky, does an…

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Book Review - "A Love Undone" by Cindy Woodsmall

Hannah Robinson

2 Stars

At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the…

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Crafts, Home & Hobbies

Cheeeeese!

Laura Galindo

5 Stars

The title of this book thrilled me. I wanted to be able to capture my family in pictures but I just don’t have that naturally creative…

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Your Family in Pictures

lIsa blanco

5 Stars

I have a love for photography.  I love taking my children's pictures and nature pictures.  Everything that I can learn from, I take…

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Exactly What I Was Hoping For

Mandi Hill

5 Stars

I enjoy watching Me Ra Koh's appearances of Disney Junior so I was excited to check out her latest book, I was not disappointed. I have…

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Your Family In Pictures by Me Ra Koh

Bonnie Brewer

4 Stars

Originally a writer, Me Ra Koh didn't start taking pictures until she was thirty yeas old.  She discovered photography after…

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New Art of Capturing Love: LGBT Weddings

Lauren Becker

4 Stars

I might not be a professional photographer, but I can admire good photography. Plus, I'm a big fan of love, in all types of forms.…

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Better Living

The Future of God Review

Jeremy Moore

2.5 Stars

"The Future of God" offers a more liberal approach to spirituality. Living in modern society, we are confronted with different views of faith…

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Life-Changing? I think not.

Lydia Xu

2.5 Stars

Prior to reading this book...I thought..."wow..this might help me to making my room more presentable". Nah.Filled with black texts that…

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The Ecstasy of Surrender

Ray Carroll

3.5 Stars

I enjoyed the book overall as a good reminder of letting go and letting surrender take you along its ride.  I personally thought that a…

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Sunday Suppers

Kaylee Oliver

5 Stars

Blogging For Books has given me a great opportunity to read new books and review them. I’m so excited about this because I’m such a book…

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The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr - A Random House Book Review

Debbi Huntington

5 Stars

I have begun to really enjoy a more natural diet (with a McDonald's visit down to only twice a month), and while I still don't fully…

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