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I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robertson
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Some people read smutty celebrity tell-alls when they're on beach holidays, but I read them when I have a cold. Getting sick gives me an excuse to curl up on the couch and watch the worst of reality TV ( I'm talking Toddlers & Tiaras and Sister W ...more
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The Monopolists by Mary Pilon
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I love board games nearly as much as I love stories, so when I saw Mary Pilon's book on the sordid origins of Monopoly, I immediately wanted in on the scandal. Thank you to Bloomsbury USA for an advanced copy of The Monopolists in exchange for an hon ...more
The Conversation by Angelo Volandes
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A few weeks ago, I read an article regarding Doctor Angelo Volandes's book, The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of Life Care and I bumped it to the top of my TBR pile.

PLOT - In his non-fiction book, Volandes explains how years of working
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The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
The Weight of Blood
by Laura McHugh (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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When I go into a bookstore, I nearly always browse in the "New and Recommended" section first. This marketing technique totally works for me. I like to see what's trending and in particular, what people who work at the store are promoting. Bookstore ...more
Wide-Open World by John               Marshall
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As many of my frequent readers already know, I'm taking a memoir class this quarter through UCLA Extension. I'm on a memoir kick, both in my writing and in my choice of reading. I saw John Marshall's Wide Open-World on Netgalley and it looked to be t ...more
The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield
The Undertaker's Daughter
by Kate Mayfield
read in February, 2015
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While browsing books on NetGalley, Kate Mayfield's memoir, The Undertaker's Daughter caught my eye. Thank you to Gallery Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

PLOT - Kate Mayfield grew up as the daughter of an undertaker. He
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Home Sweet Anywhere by Lynne  Martin
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Travel is my favorite section in most bookstores, but Vroman's in Pasadena has a particularly great selection of travel writing. Lynne Martin's memoir Home Sweet Anywhere was one of my finds on my most recent visit to Vroman's.

PLOT - In her late sixt
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The Settling Earth by Rebecca  Burns
The Settling Earth
by Rebecca Burns (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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About a month ago, I was contacted directly by author, Rebecca Burns for a review of her short story collection The Settling Earth. I tend to love short story collections and to be honest, I'm not sure if this book would have crossed my path had she ...more
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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When a book pops up on enough "best of" and "must-read" lists, then it's time to give it a shot. Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven has picked up a lot of buzz and I wanted to get in on the conversation.

PLOT - Station Eleven starts with the
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