Category Archives: Book Challenges

The Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story With Recipes by Luisa Weiss

The Wednesday Chef is a food blog begun by Luisa Weiss back in 2005. She started her blog as an effort to work through all the boxes and folders of her clipped recipes. (I think most cooks can identify with … Continue reading

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A Book Tour Stop For Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

Lauren is a young woman with a big dream. She’s a gifted fashion designer, but her dream is to have her own line. She suffers a career stopping blow when a dress she designed and made for a teenaged TV … Continue reading

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A Great New Food Memoir: Only In Naples

Only In Naples: Lessons In Food and Famiglia From My Italian Mother-In-Law   Are you one of those people who likes to read cookbooks like a novel? When you travel, do you like eating the food that locals eat? Then … Continue reading

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A Good Food Book: New York in a Dozen Dishes

One of the best parts about visiting new places is tasting new foods and/or visiting new restaurants. It’s been ten years since I was last in New York City and I doubt I’ll be there anytime soon, but when I … Continue reading

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Come Meet Two Female Senators

I love following politics and the workings of government. I really do. Always have. But, as many have already said, it’s tough this year. For me this is the craziest year I’ve seen in a very long time. The impression … Continue reading

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Book Review: Longhorn

Author: Jo Baker Publisher: Knopf, 2013 Format: Audiobook, Narrated by Emma Fielding Longbourn is the title of this book. If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan, you’ll recognize Longbourn as the setting for Jane Austin’s famous novel. The author, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spider Woman’s Daughter

Author: Anne Hillman Publisher: Harper Collins 2013 Format: Audiobook, Read perfectly by Christina Delaine My husband and I “discovered” Tony Hillerman’s books back in the 1980s when we were driving back and forth between our home in the Kansas City … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspeare

Author: Jacqueline Winspeare Publisher: Penguin Group 2003 Format: Audiobook read by Rita Barrington Earlier this year I read the latest book, A Dangerous Place, in this Maisie Hobbs series. It was the twelfth book in the author’s series, but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The purpose of the More Diverse Universe Challenge is to draw attention to authors of color. As you can see, I’m a few days late in celebrating my second author in this challenge. (See my post celebrating Zora Neale Hurston HERE.) … Continue reading

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Book Tour: Murder and Other Natural Disasters

Author: Lida Sideris Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc. September 2015 Why I Read This Book: I do subscribe to this theory: You can judge a book by it’s cover. I do it all the time without picking loads of … Continue reading

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