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Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money
I'm a longtime Geneen Roth fan, and think this might be her best work yet, or at the very least, right up there, as she untangles the ways we think ab...more
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Mar 13, 2011
Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway
This wild ride of a memoir takes us from Currie's suburban upbringing as a young rebel, dyeing her hair red, white and blue and dressing up as her ido...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
Some Girls is about, on the surface, Lauren's time spent in a harem in Brunei, but dig just marginally beneath that surface and you will see that this...more
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Mar 29, 2010
Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety
It would be almost impossible to tell her story of the first year without alcohol without sharing what alcohol meant in her life, and Scoblic manages...more
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Aug 11, 2011
I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag: A Memoir of a Life Through Events--the Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don't
I read a lot of memoirs, and was drawn to this one because of the title. It sounded cute and fun. What I got instead was one of the best memoirs I've...more
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Feb 28, 2012
Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself
I found this book's perspective fascinating, about a modern woman so enamored of Victorian times that she winds up wearing a corset 24/7. She details...more
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Dec 02, 2013
Holiday Buzz (Coffeehouse Mystery, #12)
Readers of the Coffeeshop Mystery series will not be disappointed as Clare Cosi gets up close and personal with various suspects after her seasonal un...more
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Aug 27, 2012
Secondhand Stiff (An Odelia Grey Mystery #8)
I'm a big fan of the Odelia Grey mystery series, featuring a plus-size paralegal, her wheelchair bound but very active husband, and assorted pets, fam...more
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Dec 24, 2013
Matzoh and Mistletoe
Vanilla meets kinky with some very intense sex scenes. Read my full review at Heroes & Heartbreakers:
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Nov 21, 2013
Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir
I discovered Rodriguez via her column for, and was intrigued enough to want to check out her memoir. Her husband's death comes at the s...more
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Jan 19, 2014
Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)
**spoiler alert** Spoilers. Forgive My Fins features Lily, a half mermaid, half terraped, with the soul of a teenage girl who's desperately in love wi...more
Jun 12, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay
I bought this book after reading about it on YA site [...] and was drawn to the plot point about a soldier returning from Afghanistan after having los...more
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Jul 11, 2011
Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Live as TV's Most Influential Guru Advises
I wasn't necessarily expecting to like Living Oprah as much as I did. I hadn't followed the blow and picked up the book because I'd heard about it and...more
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Jan 15, 2010
Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse Mystery, #2)
I read Through the Grinder after having gone ahead and read later mysteries in this series, but I was still totally charmed by Clare's protectiveness...more
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May 12, 2013
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
Cameron "Cammie" Morgan attends a very special school, one where the townspeople think they're a bunch of spoiled rich girls, but no one knows the fea...more
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Feb 23, 2009
The List
Adrienne Brown thinks working at The Capitolist is her dream job, enough to leave a cushy gig at Town & Country. Even when she finds out she has t...more
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Feb 06, 2013
The Husband Habit
**spoiler alert** Spoiler alert – don’t keep reading if you don’t want a hint of what happens in the book. Vanessa is a masterful chef, save for the f...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
Spoilers. Liar was unlike any book I've ever read. I had heard about the book cover controversy and was intrigued, and for the first part of the book,...more
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Feb 02, 2010
CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life
Jessie Oleson knows her desserts, and knows how to appeal to your sweet tooth, even if you didn't know you had one. She's got some over-the-top creati...more
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Oct 11, 2011
Mercury in Retrograde
have to admit, I was a little skeptical of a book with a main character named Lipstick, but Paula Froelich won me over with this juicy, fun read that'...more
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May 28, 2009
Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia
Insatiable is not, like any memoir about an eating disorder, an easy read. There are binges and paeans to suicide and disturbing moments when Rivera l...more
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Mar 12, 2010
Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3)
Cleo Coyle's coffeeshop mystery series is one of my very favorite cozy mystery series, and while I'd recommend reading the books in order, I've read a...more
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Sep 09, 2013
Getting Old Is the Best Revenge (Gladdy Gold, #2)
Gladdy Gold trusts her intuition, even if it seems like nobody else does. When three wealthy women with younger husbands all die of seemingly natural...more
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Mar 18, 2013
Smile (Smile, #1)
Smile starts with Raina as a typical pre-teen...until she falls and her two front teeth fall out. She's not only in major pain, but scared, and her tr...more
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Feb 09, 2010
Getting Old is Criminal (Gladdy Gold, #3)
In this Gladdy Gold mystery, Gladdy and her sister Evvie are supposed to go undercover to catch a serial killer preying on old ladies, but things fast...more
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Feb 24, 2013
Cute Yummy Time: 70 Recipes for the Cutest Food You'll Ever Eat
I’ll be upfront and admit that I’m not much of a cook, but I am a fan of cuteness and bought this book largely based on La Carmina’s blog and YouTube...more
Dec 07, 2009
Dec 08, 2009
Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)
I'm a fan of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series and liked Heist Society too, but I think Uncommon Criminals is even better. While it helps to have r...more
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Jul 11, 2011
Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop Mystery, #1)
I love cozy mysteries as much for the the settings and characters as the solver of the murders, and am always on the lookout for fun new series. I've...more
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Aug 14, 2013
The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I kept the patio, lost the lawn, and fed my family for a year
I picked this memoir up on a whim, even though, as a very city-loving New Yorker, I have no intention of growing my own food. I was surprised and deli...more
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Mar 13, 2011
Purge: Rehab Diaries
Purge chronicles Nicole Johns' memoir of her time in a eating disorders rehab center in Wisconsin for 88 days in 2004, when she was 23 years old, for...more
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Apr 06, 2009
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