The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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In modern parlance, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo serves up the tea. But honeychild, it does not stop with tea, it continues on serving a twelve course meal, plus some bubbling hot, sugar-encrusted pie for dessert. This is a tale of old Hollywood glamour, glistening and opulent on top yet filthy underneath. It illustrates … Read more

The People We Hate At The Wedding

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I’ve heard tales about families who get along well, have each others backs and actually look forward to seeing each other. Mind you, I’ve never met any of these mythical families, and I most certainly don’t belong to one. Apparently neither does Grant Ginder, because he has managed to perfectly capture the lying, backbiting, passive-aggressiveness … Read more

Taking Turns: Stories From HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

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The first cases of AIDS began appearing in 1981. The disease, which at the beginning seemed to infect only gay men, was met with stony silence and active derision by our lords and overseers. Then-president Ronald Reagan refused to acknowledge the outbreak, though his staff and supporters spoke loud and clear.  Pat Buchanan, his communications … Read more

Wrecked

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I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that college sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in the US. The ridiculous bureaucracy with which it’s often dealt is no doubt a contributing factor. However, it’s also a complex tangle of patriarchal ideas, well-meaning but sometimes misguided advocates, survivor guilt, and lack of effective education. On the … Read more

The Lotterys Plus One

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The Lotterys Plus One is one of the most delightful books I’ve encountered in quite some time. Within a few pages I was openly grinning and giggling out loud. Aimed at 8-12 year-olds, I have to say I can think of some adults who could benefit from reading it as well. This is the story … Read more

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland New Slip-Cased Edition

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Arcturus Publishing offers a gorgeous line of illustrated and slip-cased editions of classic works and children’s books. Encompassing titles such as The Wizard of Oz, The Art of War and Gray’s Anatomy and including authors like Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and H.P. Lovecraft, this is a truly magnificent collection as well as an … Read more

Everything and a Happy Ending

  The world can be an uncertain and scary place, even more so lately for many people that I know. It’s easy to fall into the pattern of self-fulfilling pessimism, especially when the world seems to be conspiring against even it’s own best interests. I don’t like making resolutions, but one promise I’ve made to … Read more

Bitty Bot

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From the metallic, embossed cover to the very last page, this children’s book is a true pleasure. The gorgeous cover makes it feel substantial in a way that books for kids often don’t. I guarantee it’s going to stand out like a rare, sparkling jewel on any shelf. The stylized illustrations are both beautiful and … Read more

Give The Gift of Books With BOTM!

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This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I think it’s no secret by now that I have a deep and abiding love affair with books. I’ve written entire essays detailing my affection for the written word. My house could rival many city … Read more

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