Fiction

Louche Life

Eileen Hamilton

4.5 Stars

A character study in gambling excess set in the casinos of Macau. The Ballad of a Small Player by Lawrence Osborne is an…

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The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

Linda Taba

2 Stars

The Girl in the Road is a modern odyssey set a few decades in the future. Meena, a possibly insane Indian woman, wakes up with snake bites.…

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Ruby Review

katherine martiuk

4 Stars

The beginning of Ruby had potential but was a a bit hard to get through just didn't have that kick but when the middle came my interest…

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A Review of Summer House with Swimming Pool" by Herman Koch

Matthew Wright

4 Stars

I would contend that there are two kinds of readers, really. One kind of reader of fiction wants to get as far away as possible from…

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Very Disappointed

Mariel Jackson

1.5 Stars

I was really excited to read this book. The cover looked awesome, the blurb intrigued me, and it won the Arthur C. Clarke award. I had a hard…

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Non-Fiction

"The Greatest Comeback" by Pat Buchanan: A Review

Kyle McDanell

5 Stars

About Nixon, this must be said: While his judgment on people was not infallible, when ti came to talent he wanted the best.…

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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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Powerful Book

Michael Deutsch

4.5 Stars

In her book, Let Me Be Clear: Barack Obama's War on Millennials.  And one woman's case for hope, Katie Kieffer has written a…

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Review: A Spy Among Friends

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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Cooking & Food

Review: The Chopped Cookbook

Dana Kamstra

4 Stars

This is one of those cookbooks where the good far outweighs the bad. First of all, just flipping through the book, the pictures were quite…

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Fire and Smoke!

cyndi burgagni

4.5 Stars

There are a lot of grilling and barbeque cookbooks out today, but only a few dig deep into expert guidance and new flavor profiles that…

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The Staples of Food!

Micaela Langevin

4.5 Stars

I am a carnivore at heart, and my cast iron is my best friend in the kitchen. There is nothing I won’t make in it. The cover immediately…

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The Soda Fountain

Hannah Caroline

4 Stars

There are few things more nostalgic than an old-fashioned soda fountain.  Gia…

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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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Business

Great, much needed advice, even if you aren’t uber rich you can THRIVE with sleep and meditation.

Ryan DeJonghe

5 Stars

My co-worker gave me one of the most profound statements, “you shouldn’t have to pay for serenity.” And though many may baulk at…

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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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Entertainment

Hilarious!

Jessica Lietz

5 Stars

Hilarious! As I was reading this, my 4 year old son kept wanting to know what each kid was crying about. I got tired of answering his…

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Wanderlust Abounds in What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

Lisa Rufle

4 Stars

This book should come with a disclaimer: Have passport handy while reading. Really, this book will give you a major case of…

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Did I Type That?

Wendi Hansen

3.5 Stars

I just got back from vacation (so much fun!) and while I was enjoying some R&R at the lake, I finished this book. It was a quick read,…

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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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Faith

Seasons of Tomorrow

Amanda Lymburner

5 Stars

Season of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall is the fourth and last installment in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. Orchard Bend Farms is…

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Is anyone beyond God's love and redemption?

Ellen Cook

5 Stars

Katie Ganshert has written a story that so many women can relate to... me included.  If people (and God) knew the real me, who would…

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"The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" by Lori Benton Book Review

Hailey Fries

5 Stars

The pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton           After the…

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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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Crafts, Home & Hobbies

The new art of capturing love

marie doehring

4.5 Stars

This gorgeous and inspiring book should be a must read for gay, lesbian and straight couples (and their wedding photographers) alike.…

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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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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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