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Perfection Salad

This is a WONDERFUL book. If you are at all interested in the history of cooking in the US, or the history of “women’s work” you should read this book. It is dense as it was written from a scholarly point of view and is well researched and annotated. It took me a while to […]

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And Another Thing…

I had very mixed feelings about this book before I read it. On the one hand, I felt downright insulted that someone would try to squeeze more cash out of the Adam’s legacy like this. On the other hand, I have a whole lot of faith in Eoin Colfer’s writing. Because of that faith, and […]

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I Am Not A Serial Killer

This review will have no spoilers, I promise. I picked up this book because I listen to the Writings Excuses podcast; the author is one of the hosts. It sounded like an appealing read with an unusual conceit – the narrator is a very self-aware 15 year old sociopath. The {spoiler} coming when it did […]

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One Coffee With

The mystery was good, which counts for a lot to me. The characterizations were generally good; the secondary characters more so than the main character. While the plot very much stands alone, the main character herself has more questions than answers. This was very clearly written as the first book in a series with an […]

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The Jewel in the Crown

I saw this on PBS maybe 20 or so years ago, so am just now beginning the quartet. It was good to remember the story line, and while the writing definitely speaks of the time the book was written, it is a wonderful. fluidly told story. Taking place around the beginning of WWII, it is […]

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