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Category Archives: Books
Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman
★★★★★ This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for … Continue reading
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And to elaborate…
on yesterday’s post. When asked, of all the books I read this year, what my VERY favorite book was, I had to ponder the question. It’s always hard to choose THE BEST when there are so many that just come to you … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Reading, Uncategorized Tagged Best books of 2016, books, Favorite book of 2016, reading 3 Comments
Books I loved and not so much in 2016
One thing that I learned this year is that the books I loved most were the books I heavily researched, and studied the reviews, before I invested my time on them. Generally, I saw them on several favorite book lists, not just … Continue reading
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Press Here by Herve Tullet
★★★★★ “Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Reading, Review Tagged book, book review, children's lit, juvenile lit, read aloud book 2 Comments
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
★★★★★ “I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid, for all of my life, right up until I knew it was … Continue reading
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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
★★★★★ “You will have only one story… You’ll write your one story many ways. Don’t ever worry about story. You will have only one.” My Name Is Lucy Barton, the new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, is cause for … Continue reading
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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
★★★★☆ Not sure when or why this book popped up on my radar but now that I have finished it I see that there is a movie in the making. Cate Blanchett is talk of the leading role. Not sure … Continue reading
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Sarum: The Novel of England and a visit to some of the places mentioned.
★★★★☆ Sarum by Edward Rutherford is an epic novel about the area of England known as Sarum. This novel, of more than one thousand pages, spans more than 10,000 years, covering the span of English history from primitive times to … Continue reading
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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
★★★★☆ “Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of … Continue reading
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
★★★☆☆ From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in … Continue reading
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