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October 17, 2018 – 10:21 pm | 4 Comments

Oscar-winning actress and Emmy-winning producer Reese Witherspoon already leads a popular book club on Instagram, so it seems a natural next step for her to write a book. The title, Whiskey in a Teacup, refers …

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Book Review: WHISKEY IN A TEACUP by Reese Witherspoon

October 17, 2018 – 10:21 pm | 4 Comments
whiskey

Oscar-winning actress and Emmy-winning producer Reese Witherspoon already leads a popular book club on Instagram, so it seems a natural next step for her to write a book. The title, Whiskey in a Teacup, refers …

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Book Review: A DOUBLE LIFE by Flynn Berry

September 10, 2018 – 6:20 pm | One Comment
double life

Claire is a young London doctor, living a solitary life that consists of work and little else. Then a detective inspector comes to her door and says simply, “There’s been a sighting.”
Claire doesn’t need to …

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Nerdy Special List June 2018

June 11, 2018 – 10:01 pm | 2 Comments
us against you

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
mars room

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
BIG GUNS

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
ensemble

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
this fallen prey

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
tomorrow will be different

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
red clocks

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
this is what happened

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
forest in clouds

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
man in crooked hat

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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