Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger

The Swift Boys & Me is a study of how grief can affect a family and the aftermath of divorce and the changes that come with remarriage. This isn’t a romance nor a light frolic. Author Keplinger does a good … Continue reading

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Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet

Pills and Starships felt very much like a modern take on Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four, translating a lot of the ideals and literary feel of 1950s dystopian projections into our current zeitgeist. Less bleak than Orwell’s vision (perhaps to appeal … Continue reading

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The Duke in Denial by Alexdra Ainsworth

The Duke in Denial is a light and fluffy M/M historical romance, easy to read and follow but perhaps ultimately treading a very well worn path for anyone who has read regency romances. The villain is evil and well telegraphed, … Continue reading

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A Whisper in Time (Whisper Falls #2) by Elizabeth Langston

Time travel series, and fish out of water fitting into a different time period, are probably my least favorite urban fantasy tropes. However, I am enjoying this series and the author does an excellent job of portraying two people with … Continue reading

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Merchant & Mills Sewing Book by Carolyn Denham

The Merchant and Mills sewing book is a one-stop, fully illustrated guide to beginner sewing. Foundations are introduced in the first half of the book and the second half gives various sewing projects in order to learn techniques. The book … Continue reading

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The Greek Yogurt Kitchen by Toby Amidor

The Greek Yogurt Kitchen was quite a surprise: this isn’t a book taking one ingredient and overstating its usefulness and definitely isn’t about Greek food. Rather, what we have is a staple ingredient that can be used in many different … Continue reading

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Lex Talionis by R.S.A. Garcia

Lex Talionis is a well written sci fi novel featuring a strong female protagonist in a harsh, gritty story. The author successfully uses different POVs and even time periods, to create a mystery worth reading.  Although there are aliens and … Continue reading

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