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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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THE EDGE – BEST ROMANCE OF 2014

Even though The Edge by Tiffinie Helmer came out in 2013, I didn’t have the pleasure of listening to it until this year, so it’s my pick for Best Romance Novel of 2014. I’m glad I listened to the audiobook … Continue reading

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Devil in Blue Denim

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Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings by Craig Symonds

I’m glad that I listened to the audiobook edition of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings by Craig Symonds. Mr. Symonds taught at The Naval Academy and you can hear his passion for history in his … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday (2)

I just received a copy of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings by Craig Symonds from Audible for review. And a copy of Conversations with Steve Martin from Net Galley for review. Looking forward to both!

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