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Magical Princess Harriet by Leiah Moser
"Wow! That was magnificent. I loved the blend of magical realism, epic fantasy, and Jewish mythology. I loved the trans narrative that was unlike any fictional trans narrative I've ever encountered, where the character figures out that she is trans..." Read more of this review »
Magical Princess Harriet by Leiah Moser
"It's been awhile since I stayed up past midnight just to read a book in sheer delight. Magical Princess Harriet: Chessed, World of Compassion is that book, of course. As a transgender woman dating a Jewish guy on the autism spectrum, this book hit..." Read more of this review »
Magical Princess Harriet by Leiah Moser
"I received a free copy of this book directly from the author in return for review consideration.

I don't read a huge amount of MG fiction myself, but when Rabbi Moser asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing Magical Princess Harriet..." Read more of this review »
Magical Princess Harriet by Leiah Moser
"Normally, I'd never pick up a book with a title like "Magical Princess Harriet." I tend to avoid books where there's a focus on royalty. This book, however, had to be read for a couple reasons:

1. It's a fantasy based on Jewish lore
2. It features t..." Read more of this review »
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GLOSSY LIPS by Barbara Silkstone
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Glossy Lips: Cold Cream Murders by Barbara Silkstone

Ms. Silkstone’s books are always a pleasure to read. Her characters are realistic, well developed, and diverse. Olive Peroni, a New York family therapist, receives word that her grandma has passed a
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Magical Princess Harriet by Leiah Moser
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Magical Princess Harriet by Leiah Moser

Wow, I had no idea what I was stepping into with this book. I was looking for something different, and I sure found it. Twelve year-old Harris Baumgartner and his mother have recently moved into a smaller more a
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A Mighty Chieftain by Lyn Horner
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The Mighty Chieftain by Lyn Horner

The Hellhounds have located the Guardians’ in Canyon de Chelly. It’s just a matter of time before they find their sanctuary. They do their best to defend Leon Tseda’s home when Balor arrives with his Hellhound minion
Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book by Better Homes and Gardens
" I just assumed everyone had this cookbook. It's like a right of passage, isn't it? LOL! Mine is falling apart as well. "
The Night Before Krampus by Peter         Johnson
" There were 2 Krampus. I liked the way Krampus' were created in this story. Even they weren't beyond redemption. "
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Karma Walk by Melissa Bowersock
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Karma Walk by Melissa Bowersock

I think this is my favorite book of A LACEY FITZPATRICK and SAM FIRECLOUD MYSYTERY SERIES, so far. I had to add that little disclaimer because Ms. Bowersock continues to amaze me with her imagination and storylines. “Ka
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Janet Evanovich
“Only men you can count on these days are Ben and Jerry.”
Janet Evanovich

Neil Gaiman
“I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not.

I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.

I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.

I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.

I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.

I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.

I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Mark Twain
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

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