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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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FREE Download Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 2 Feb 13-17 (Expired)

Enjoy a FREE download of Boxed Set Volume 2 of the Magical Cool Cats Mysteries through February 17th. You can download this boxed set where the cats are solving mysteries without missing a nap by clicking on the image above … 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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Then You Happened

Here is the description from Amazon: “When Sierra’s father died, he left her in charge of the family business. At the age of twenty-eight, Sierra Adams became CEO of Adams Advertising & Design, one of the top ten advertising agencies … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You; Everyone Has Secrets

When I first heard that Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng was Amazon’s pick for best book of 2014, I was almost reluctant to read it because I thought it might be hyperbole. It wasn’t hyperbole. Everyone has … Continue reading

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The Real Downton Abbey – Diaries of Highclere Castle’s Aristocrats

Downton Abbey fans won’t be disappointed by Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon. I listened to the audiobook edition narrated by Sandra Duncan, Jenny Oglivie, and Andrew Wincott. This is the story … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Pill

In the prosperous 1950s, there was a population that existed on the periphery of American abundance, burdened by poverty and more children than they wanted. Their husbands thought it was macho for their wives to be pregnant all the time. … Continue reading

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Abe and Fido

They say that you can tell a lot about someone by the way he treats animals. When you read Abe and Fido, the story of Abraham Lincoln’s adored dog Fido, and Abraham Lincoln’s fierce love for animals, you can tell … Continue reading

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P53 The Gene That Cracked The Cancer Code

Elizabeth Jasicki splendidly narrates P53 The Gene That Cracked The Cancer Code. This amazing book was written by Sue Armstrong. I’m always awe inspired when science is explained in an accessible way to people who, like me, don’t have the … Continue reading

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Conversations with Steve Martin; It’s a Keeper

Conversations with Steve Martin is a keeper! Someone had the exceptional idea of compiling interviews with this brilliant man from the 1970s through 2010 and the result is a book for your keeper shelf. Through the interviews, you’ll find the … Continue reading

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