Category Archives: Book Challenges

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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Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Author: Robert Galbraith (Pen name of J.K. Rowling) Publisher: Mulholland Books 2013 Format: Audibook narrated by Robert Glenister Why I Read This Book: It was a book club selection, but I told myself I’d read only the first chapter. I … Continue reading

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