The Mark of a Good Book

by Rachel Baker on November 14, 2016

The day after the elections, I connected with my cousin’s daughter who lives in NY and worked on the Hillary Clinton campaign and also worked for Planned Parenthood. She’s an amazing young woman, who moved to NYC for school so she could experience life outside of her hometown. I knew she’d be down and I […]

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Grace Jones: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

by Rachel Baker on October 14, 2016

A few months ago, I finished Grace Jones’s book, I’ll never write my Memoirs – and it was one of the best books I’ve read in an incredibly long time. Seriously. The book is incredibly well written and shows sides of Grace Jones that I suspect not many people will recognize. The book isn’t really […]

Life Changing Magic Journal: A journal for another year

October 14, 2016

I guess I didn’t really understand this was a completely blank journal.  I was hoping for writing prompts or something that would keep me motivated and inspired.  Sadly, this is not that journal.  I understand, now, that the journal should be used in conjunction with the companion book, but it wasn’t clear when I requested […]

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Peter Straub: Interior Darkness

February 25, 2016

I recently finished the first short story in the newest Straub book, Interior Darkness; and if you like Peter Straub, you are going to love this book! If you, like me, find it more horrifying to contemplate what people are willing to do to each other, then this collection of shorts is going to be […]

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Books for X-Files Fans

February 17, 2016

Next Monday is the last episode of the X-Files reboot. For people who are as obsessed with Scully and Mulder and their Quest for the Truth will find the article below exciting. The good people at Bustle have put together a list of eleven books for people who can’t get enough of the X-Files. Hopefully, […]

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New Release: S.G. Redling’s Baggage

February 12, 2016

Baggage is a new thriller from S. G. Redling, the bestselling author of Flowertown, The Widow File, and Redemption Key. Over the years, terrible things keep happening to Anna Ray on February 17. First, there was the childhood trauma she’s never been able to speak about. Then, to her horror, her husband killed himself on […]

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New Release: Leigh Russell’s Journey to Death – A Lucy Hall Mystery

February 12, 2016

 Journey to Death: A Lucy Hall Mystery is the first installment in a new crime series starring a reluctant young detective tested to the very limits of her endurance. Leigh Russell takes the reader on an exhilarating adventure from the idyllic tropical beaches of Mahé into the island’s Dark Cloud Forest. Lucy Hall arrives in […]

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Crystal Andrus Morissette: The Emotional Edge

February 8, 2016

I got about halfway through The Emotional Edge and decided beyond a shadow of a doubt, I’d already four others like it; and its most reminiscent of Jean Shinoda Bolen’s Archetype books. I’m not well-versed enough to discuss the differences in these books in regards to Jungian theory, but it seems like each could have […]

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Sue Quinn: Super Foods Every Day – 65 Recipes for Optimal Health

January 29, 2016

Super foods Every Day by Sue Quinn is an interesting little cookbook. So interesting, in fact, that the 14-year-old pseudo-daughter took one look at it and said, “I want that!” …that’s a first. This little 160-page book is laid out in the best way possible for quick digestion. The first eleven pages gives a pretty […]

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Suki Kim: Without You, There Is No Us

January 6, 2016

I received Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim in the last quarter of 2015.  Maybe my expectations were a bit too high, but I was seriously disappointed by the dryness of the writing.  Here was a memoir written by someone who served as a teacher in a country in which we know […]

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