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The Chilbury Ladies Choir

This book opens in the early days of World War II, as the local Vicar has put an end to the village choir since most of the men have gone off to war.  The ladies of Chilbury band together and rebel against the order and form the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. The story is told through the journals and letters of five women who…
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Modern Day Salem Witch Hunt

I recently read The Fifth Petal by Burnonia Barry. The book is set in modern day Salem, Massachusetts.  The book begins with a flashback to the night of the “Goddess Murders” in 1989, where we first find the protagonist, Callie Cahill.  Fast forward 25 years later, where a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night. One suspect is of interest in…
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All Caps Cooking + Spanakorizo

Power Vegetables!, a cookbook by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach promises  ALL CAPS cooking for people looking to eat more vegetable-centered meals.  This book turbo-charges vegetable dishes to make them powerfully good… for example, vichyssoise made with dashi, or braised collards with peanut butter. Power Vegetables! is not a book full of vegetarian or vegan recipes.  There is plenty…
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Sex … Drugs … Murder

This book has a very complex story line that all begins when grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone and as a result he dies. This one act connects the range of characters and their stories in the book. The book is set in modern day Ireland… the underbelly of…
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Not So Upsetting…

I have a thing for cookbooks.  I really wasn’t sure that I needed another one, let alone one just about sandwiches. I was concerned about how many recipes in this would really be applicable me.  I was pleasantly surprised! A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches has some very creative sandwich combinations.  The book is split into two sections – Sandwiches and Things to Put in…
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At What Price Happiness?

I really enjoyed this thought provoking book by Jonas Karlsson. The nameless hero in this book has a basic life and receives a huge invoice to pay based on his EH (experienced happiness).  He at first ignores the invoice thinking it is an error, then starts to call the agency that sent him the invoice.  As he starts to inquire…
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Lots of Pun To Be Had: Punderdome – A Card Game For Pun Lovers

I have a confession… I love puns. Another confession… I love board games, especially the ones that make you think. When I found that there was a game that combined both loves, I knew I had to try it… enter, Punderdome. Punderdome comes from the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn’s beloved live pun competition. The game is pretty simple to play, and…
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In Her Eyes – Book Review

I was recently given the opportunity to read Wesley Banks‘ new book In Her Eyes. Synopsis: When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he’s always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Track…
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