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Mud Season
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
Jun 08, 2013
May 29, 2013
The Bloodletter's Daughter
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
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...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
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
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
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
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...more
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
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
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...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 12, 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...more
May 24, 2014
May 19, 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
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
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
I have always known that I was quiet. Back in high school, on the pom pom squad, I always won "The Most Quiet" award. It was not until listening to Qu...more
Jan 28, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
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...more
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
I don't know how I missed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared when it was first released, but I'm so glad I found it no...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
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
Chasing the Sun: A Novel
Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester held my interest from beginning to end. It is the story of a marriage. A marriage that was already in trouble, bu...more
May 08, 2014
May 18, 2014
Bone River
I am not sure how I came to read Bone River, but I believe it was a Kindle Daily Deal. These Daily Deals can be hit or miss, but I found this one very...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
The Serpent of Venice
I have a confession to make. The only Shakespeare that I have read is Romeo and Juliet and that was back a long time ago in high school. So, with that...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
House of Bathory
I am a fan of historical fiction, especially when it involves fascinating individuals like Countess Bathory. Countess Bathory was a wealthy countess i...more
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
The Here and Now
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares is one of those time traveling books. They tend to confuse me, but this one was pretty easy to keep up with. The mai...more
Jul 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
As I finished Delicious by Ruth Reichl, I went on the read the acknowledgments. This is her first fiction writing. I certainly suspect that it will no...more
Apr 06, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India, and Beyond
Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India, and Beyondby Karen Solomon begins with an introduc...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story
Hands down, 10% Happier is one of the best self-help books I’ve ever read. It is possibly the first “self-help” book that has been as entertaining as...more
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
The City
I grew up reading Dean Koontz and loved all of his earlier work. Then he appeared to become a little to formulaic. Every story seemed to have a kid an...more
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum is a fascinating book. As a special education teacher, I regularly have students on my caseload with...more
Mar 09, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
A Thousand Days in Venice
It was recommended that I read A Thousand Days in Venice by a dear blogging friend who shares the same taste in books. She did not disappoint.

This bo...more
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Down and Out in Beverly Heels
If you are looking for a beach read, or sitting on your screened in back porch watching the pouring rain, Down and Out in Beverly Heels is perfect. It...more
Jul 2013
Jul 06, 2013
The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus: A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem
When I saw The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus on a fellow blogger's top ten book list, I had to give it a try.

I am so glad I did. This book definitely go...more
Dec 23, 2012
Dec 23, 2012
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
My review covers both books.

Let me preface this by saying that history and I do not get along. I struggled through it in high school and college. Whi...more
May 30, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
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