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Happy Birthday to You! Birthday Freebies

When I compiled a list of birthday freebies, I decided to limit it to FREE instead of FREE WITH PURCHASE. Free with purchase never seems actually free to me. I have more respect than ever for awesome freebie and frugal … Continue reading

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FREE Ebook Franklin Loves Lucy – April 27-May 1

Franklin Loves Lucy is the story of a relationship that began when Franklin Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy and ended when he was President and took his last breath with Lucy by his side. “Never, ever did I … Continue reading

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Amazon Has Coupons!

How did I not know this? I thought I was as addicted to Amazon as every other smart shopper. But I just found out today that Amazon has digital coupons you can “Clip” and put in your cart. The savings … Continue reading

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America’s Sleepheart:Chessie the Railroad Kitten

When I was researching historic rail travel, I found the enchanting story of Chessie the Railroad Kitten. Chessie the Railroad Kitten became “America’s Sleepheart”. When the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad needed a new advertising slogan, “Sleep Like a Kitten, Arrive … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Maw (Shadowland Saga Book 1)

Here is the description of The Cat’s Maw by Brooke Burgess from Amazon: “A BOY. A CAT. A NIGHTMARE LOOSED IN TWO WORLDS. From award-winning storyteller Brooke Burgess (Broken Saints) comes a haunting, touching, and inspired children’s fiction debut – … Continue reading

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Here is the description from Amazon: “A story of inspiration and transformation for the really desperate housewife—now a TV series from the creator of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff! She’s old enough to be his … Continue reading

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Jonas Salk: Reluctant Hero, Visionary, and Ladies Man

I love my Kindle for a lot of reasons. One is that when I find a nearly 600 page biography that I don’t want to put down, it doesn’t take any heavy lifting to carry it with me. Jonas Salk … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

You can’t listen to Flight 232, A Story of Disaster and Survival, written by Laurence Gonzales and narrated by Victor Bevine, without feeling like you went through this historic plane crash yourself. Here is the description from Amazon: “Twenty-five years … Continue reading

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Ooh la la. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

Ooh la la. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts is the best Paris memoir since Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. This isn’t one of the detached collections of vignettes about going to the market or Luxembourg Gardens that limply passes as … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday (3)

The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation by Thomas Fleming. This book will be released on March 10, 2015. Thank you to Netgalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you … Continue reading

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