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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar – a Book Review

Instead of counting objects and days and hours, if people would simply rub their palms together just once, and comprehend that mysterious skin to skin contact fully, their understanding of the world would be better. Or if just once they … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce – a Book Review

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a woman by the name of Belle Gunness, a Norwegian immigrant born Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset, quietly terrorized Chicago and La Porte, Indiana. It is now thought Gunness may have been responsible for the … Continue reading

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How Lucky by Will Leitch- a Book Review

I stumbled upon this book in the overdrive app and thought the cover looked quite appealing and enigmatic. I’m glad I read it, because it was a nice engaging read, and it was very short so it served as an … Continue reading

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First Lines Friday – May 28, 2021

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf … Continue reading

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Stop Living on Autopilot by Antonio Neves – a Book Review

“It’s time to direct your energy to the things you love, the things that allow you to thrive, and the things that make you human and allow you to feel what it means to live a life on purpose.” It … Continue reading

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi – Book Review

Oh my, this review is bound to be a bit different. I’m also not planning to spend a whole lot of time on this one. Lately I feel like I’ve read a lot of great books. And, by nature, I’m … Continue reading

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Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende – A Book Review

In 2020, I felt like I saw Isabel Allende popping up everywhere. She stays relevant by having a presence in pop culture, making guest appearances in major television shows like Jane the Virgin, in which she confronted her own real … Continue reading

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Pray For Silence

Let me first preface this review by saying that the number of murder mysteries that I have read number in the singe digits, and the low single digits at that.  And two of those books were by Miss Castillo.  I … Continue reading

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