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Mud Season: How One Woman's Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, and Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity After Another
I have read lots of memoir/adventure books, and I have to say that Mud Season by Ellen Stimson is my most favorite! I don't know if it's ...more
Jun 08, 2013
May 29, 2013
The Bloodletter's Daughter: A Novel of Old Bohemia
I have a huge collection of Kindle daily deals. I have decided that I every other book I read must be one of my daily deals. This, The Bloodletter's D ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting
I've read all the foodie books, The Omnivores Dilemma, Food Matters, Real Food, to name a few. Now, I will add Foodist to the list. Why bother reading ...more
Jun 11, 2013
May 18, 2013
When my husband asked me what Repeat by Neal Pollack was like I replied that it was sort of like “Groundhog Day” meets “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

The pe
Mar 05, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

There are some books that when you are barely into the first paragraph on the first page, you know that it is going to be a good book. Tell the Wolves
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More
Let me begin this review by saying that I have four recipes from One Pot: Salmon with Kale and Cabbage, Baked Rice with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, Por ...more
Oct 11, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
The Teleportation Accident
I have to begin this review of The Teleportation Accident by admitting that I have no idea what was going on during this book. Really. Completely lost ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen
Normally, I wait until I’ve made several recipes out of a book before I review it, but this was just so lovely, I had to share it now. First of all th ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 09, 2010
The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand
I really knew next to nothing about George Sand (born Amantine-Lucile-Aurore) reading The Dream Lover. As with all historical fiction, I usually read ...more
Apr 02, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
The Girl on the Pier
The story of Patrick Clement and the girl on the pier is told in a scattered sort of mixed up time frame. It’s like he is telling us the story, rememb ...more
Apr 06, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Kristin Newman and I are polar opposites. I am a 50+ woman who rarely travels (but hopes to remedy that), who has practically always been in a serious ...more
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
There are cookbooks that I glance through, marking recipes to try. Then there are the cookbooks, that sit on my bedside table, ready to read like a no ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
The Promise of Provence: A Novel (Love In Provence Series, #1)
On the day of Katherine’s 22 wedding anniversary, she walks into her kitchen and smiles at the bouquet and note left for her by her husband, James. He ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
One Last Thing Before I Go
With One Last Thing Before I Go I have a new favorite author, Jonathan Tropper.

It's been 3 days since I finished the book and even though I started an
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking
Sugar Rush is a big, beautiful book. It’s absolutely gorgeous and with holiday shopping just around the corner it would make a perfect gift for you or ...more
Oct 02, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
Us: A Novel by David Nicholls opens with Connie waking up Douglas from a deep sleep to tell him that she thinks their marriage has run it’s course and ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 07, 2014
Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park is going on my top ten book list of 2013. I loved every single thing about this book.

When Eleanor, the new girl in school steps on
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
The House of Hawthorne
I don’t usually read books labeled romance. I find them a little too formulaic for my tastes. The House of Hawthorne, while being labeled a romance no ...more
May 2015
May 12, 2015
Chop Chop
I’ve read lots of restaurant kitchen books. When I was asked if I would like to review Chop Chop, I said yes, not even knowing if it was fiction or no ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
I am the first to admit that I will read anything and everything about Paris or France. But lately even I have grown a little tired of the: How to Dre ...more
May 12, 2015
May 01, 2015
Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
I have every single one of Giada's cookbooks, so I didn't even hesitate to order this one.

While it is a very nice book, it is definitely not one of m
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
The Beautiful Daughters
Seeing a quote by Joshilyn Jackson on the cover of this book was one of the main reasons I decided to read it, that and the lovely photo image. I am d ...more
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
Promises To Keep: A Novel (Love In Provence Series, #2)
Promises to Keep is the second book in the Love in Provence series by Patricia Sands. I read and thoroughly enjoyed Love in Provence, so I was looking ...more
Dec 07, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
The Art of Arranging Flowers
I loved everything about The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Barnard. It is such a sweet and charming book.

The main character is Ruby. Ruby is a fl
May 24, 2014
May 19, 2014
Ham: Slices of a Life: Essays and Stories
This review is for the audio version of the book. I am not sure why I chose Ham: Slices of Life Essays and Stories by Sam Harris to listen to. It must ...more
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Cop Town
Cop Town takes place in the 1970’s in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta in the 70’s is not a good place to be if you black, female, or really anything other t ...more
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
The Great Zoo of China
Every once in awhile I feel the need to step out of my reading comfort zone. A good example is The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly. I’m not sure ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
Cutting Teeth
Cutting Teeth tells the story of a weekend getaway for a mommy playdate group. This mommy playdate group has every possible mommy you could imagine. T ...more
May 04, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans
When I received Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans to review, I was immediately drawn to the cover, just like her previous book, Whole Latte Life. This time ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Wonderful book!

There are six chapters: The Principles of Roasting, Beef & Lamb, Pork, Chicken & Poultry, Fish & Shellfish, and Vegetables
Nov 14, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
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