I am probably one of the few who haven’t read Philippa Gregory prior to this book.  I was disappointed.  So, in an effort to give a fair and balanced review, I decided to read a few other Gregory books. I picked The Other Boleyn Girl since that is the book referenced on the back jacket. I […]

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The Mark of a Good Book

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

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 […]

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

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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A Reviewer’s Conundrum: The Rising

Occasionally, reviewers get books that we hope beyond hope we won’t have to write a negative review. This is not to say we don’t want to write a negative review; the challenge is the subject matter. In The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town, by Ryan D’Agostino, the […]

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Beth Thomas Cohen: Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting!

This is going to be a different type of review – more of a spotlight, really. I was given an opportunity to review Beth Thomas Cohen’s new book Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting! – I took it. To my dismay, I received an uncorrected galley. For those of you who have never seen one of […]

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J.D. Horn: Shivaree

J. D. Horn’s newest foray into the paranormal world is due out on November 15, 2015. The book is titled, Shivaree, and will most certainly take revenge on the enemy in a way few will expect. I’m a fan of Horn’s storytelling technique. He has a knack for easy reading without getting too immersed in […]

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Michael Crichton: State of Fear

Two days ago, I was putting the finishing touches on the warm fuzzy feelings I had about the book stack I’d just plowed through, when I decided I’d look through what Kindle had in the cheap book recommendations for me. I was surprised when I found a Crichton novel for $0.99; I was even more […]

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A Book Stack Full of Insight

I just had a wonderful week of reading a small book stack recommended by one of the teenagers in my life. Before I get into the books, I want to spend a tiny bit of time pleading with parents to read with their children/kids/young adults. One can learn a great deal about someone by checking […]

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How a Science Fiction Novel Changed the World

One of the best memories I have of my father is watching the movie Dune with him. The movie is one of the worst movies EVER, but he absolutely loved it and watched it every time it came on. A few years ago, I read the book for the first time in its entirity. It […]

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