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July 26, 2018 – 7:45 pm | One Comment

It’s been 110+ degrees here and I’ve been hiding in places with A/C because I’m trying to avoid an electric bill for $47K next month. This means lots of time at the library and movie theater. …

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Nerdy Special List June 2018

June 11, 2018 – 10:01 pm | 2 Comments
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Summer is here so that means packing 5 books for every 1 day of vacation you take, right? Consider stuffing the following titles into your over-the-weight-limit bags!
Jen at Brown Dog Solutions recommends:
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman …

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Nerdy Special List May 2018

May 14, 2018 – 6:49 pm | 4 Comments
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Even though it’s not summer yet, I was inundated with May books that seem intended to be read in one sitting, as if we’re on vacation or something. And if we’re not, we’ll just have …

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Nerdy Special List April 2018

April 6, 2018 – 12:25 am | 2 Comments
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Happy April! I’ve been wearing shirts and dresses in floral prints all week because I want flowers to be bloomin’ on my body if nowhere else. Hope spring is happening where you are.
To help brighten …

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March Showers Bring Cover Flowers

March 22, 2018 – 10:12 pm | One Comment
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It’s been raining on and off in L.A. for the past three weeks, which makes me miserable and cold. Had to put on socks and turtlenecks when it hit 70 degrees indoors! 🙂
I bought rain …

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Book Review: THIS FALLEN PREY by Kelley Armstrong

March 19, 2018 – 8:31 pm | 4 Comments
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In Kelley Armstrong’s This Fallen Prey, third in the Casey Duncan series (after A Darkness Absolute), the detective and the off-the-grid town of Rockton remain as fascinating as ever.
Rockton, situated in the Canadian Yukon, is …

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Nerdy Special List March 2018

March 12, 2018 – 8:45 pm | 2 Comments
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With Daylight Savings Time, I have no idea what day or time it is and have been eating dinner at 3:00 p.m. But I do know it’s March and time to post this month’s list …

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Book Review: RED CLOCKS by Leni Zumas

February 28, 2018 – 1:20 am | One Comment
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This review is by contributor Thuy Dinh, coeditor of the literary online magazine Da Mau.
In Leni Zumas’s lyrical yet unsparing novel, red clocks symbolize the identity crises, haunting wombs, ticking time bombs of five female …

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Book Review: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED by Mick Herron

February 23, 2018 – 12:07 am | One Comment
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Mick Herron’s standalone This Is What Happened begins in medias res, with 26-year-old Maggie Barnes hiding in a bathroom in a high-rise building during a dangerous spy mission.
Until recently, she was working in the corporate …

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Nerdy Special List February 2018

February 15, 2018 – 11:42 pm | One Comment
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It’s Friday before a long holiday weekend for some. And after yet another school shooting.
When I’m heartsick, I turn to books to save me, and they always do.
Here are this month’s recommendations.
From Jen at Brown Dog …

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Book Review: THE MAN IN THE CROOKED HAT by Harry Dolan

February 1, 2018 – 6:57 pm | 5 Comments
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Jack Pellum is a former police detective in Michigan whose life was shattered when his wife, Olivia, was murdered 18 months earlier.
Since then he’s been posting flyers around town that ask whether anyone has seen …

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Nerdy Special List January 2018

January 12, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
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Hello, how is everyone? You’re all looking wonderful and that outfit totally suits you.
I hid from the internet for about 3 weeks over the holidays because I wanted to reclaim my mind space. Choose what …

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Favorite Reads of 2017

December 8, 2017 – 11:46 pm | One Comment
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Though 2017 has been in the rearview mirror for almost a month, with skid marks I left on my way out, I wanted to look back to review my reading stats. Last year was rich for …

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