Category Archives: Books

How to Bake a Perfect Life

Lovely, Lovely book. I’ve read every single one of Barb’s books, as they were published. I’ve enjoyed all of them. But How to Bake Perfect Life is the best yet. This goes beyond a “genre” book, this is one that … Continue reading

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Connections

Never would I have thought that there was anything to connect Orson Scott Card (one of the finest science fiction writers EVER) to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (arguably one of the best mystery writers EVER). After seeing the thoroughly delightful … Continue reading

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All Grown Up

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg was lent to me by my friend Andie. Since I trust her judgement, I read it. I fell in love with Molly after 1 paragraph. Was totally besotted after the first chapter. I thought: … Continue reading

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Satisfying Weekend

Reading and eating = relaxing. First rate dinner with friends on Saturday; the company was fun and interesting, the food was superb (and I didn’t have to do anything!) — even the water was extra special! And I was lent … Continue reading

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Olives (James Beard Award Winner) by Rosenblum

More of a travelogue — or tastealogue — than a culinary history, it’s yummy descriptions of yummy scenery and mouth-watering descriptions of tasty (and occasionally not so tasty) olive oils around the world are a feast for the mind’s eye … Continue reading

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Starvation Lake, Bryan Gruley, 2009

First Novel! I do love Aunt Agatha’s first in a series table. I’ve found more wonderful mysteries there over the years (along with a few real clunkers.) This hockey lover’s book could have a subtitle: “Status Assignments are Impervious to … Continue reading

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Is it an age thing?

After re-reading the first book in the Reacher series, I realized that my experiment of reading a series out of order simply wasn’t going to work. It’s too too … something. I just have to do them sequentially. I think … Continue reading

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