Uncorking a Murder

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I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book for pretty much the entire way through. I enjoy mystery novels in their various forms, all the way from bloody serial killers to cozy cats in idyllic bakeshops situated in the rolling countryside. Uncorking a Murder  by Michael Carlon at first presents itself as a noirish … Read moreUncorking a Murder

How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

I think I’m going to lay off looking for signs of intelligent life on Facebook for a while. It’s a hard choice for me. Do I just go full echo chamber and block the people who leave gross comments? If I do that, why ever post anything? Do I just shut up and post cute … Read moreHow To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Pies Are Awesome, Vol 1: Pie-Modding

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I wanted to review Pie-Modding  by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin in honor  of National Pie Day, but let’s be honest- every day should really be pie day, there’s no need to discriminate. Plus, after reading this you will feel challenged and inspired to take your pie-making to new and creative heights. This is far from your … Read morePies Are Awesome, Vol 1: Pie-Modding

Let’s Be Unicorns

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This post contains some affiliate links and I have received samples of some items. A friend and I were daydreaming together about going to one of the unicorn cafes in Japan or Thailand. I’m a strange conglomeration. The part of my brain that isn’t obsessed with punk music and Gothic fashion and horror movies is … Read moreLet’s Be Unicorns

Birdtopia: Coloring Book: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/26

I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Birdtopia: Coloring Book I never really caught the adult coloring craze the way some of my friend have. I mean, I’m always happy to sit and color with the kids- but none of the special adult books made me have to have them. Until I saw … Read moreBirdtopia: Coloring Book: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/26

Inferno: Alexander McQueen: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Inferno: Alexander McQueen As a teenager reading slick, fat fashion bibles which sometimes inspired yet too often only reaffirmed the rank disillusionment I felt with the world, Alexander McQueen was one of my heroes- though I’m sure he would have worn that title like an ill-fitting … Read moreInferno: Alexander McQueen: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/18

I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017 This cookbook is fantastically packed with down-home meals, contributed and tested by real family cooks all over the country to Taste of Home. They’ve included the most sought-after recipes in their repertoire, all in a handy binder. This lets … Read moreTaste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/18

Charlie Red Star: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Charlie Red Star: True Reports of One of North America’s Biggest UFO Sightings by Grant Cameron Most UFO sightings are fleeting events at best, often leaving the witnesses themselves unsure of what they’ve actually seen. What sets Charlie Red Star apart is the sheer length of … Read moreCharlie Red Star: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Mind Stretchers Volumes 1 & 2: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Reader’s Digest Mind Stretchers Vol. 1 & 2 My mom is the crossword aficionado in the family. I buy her the books in bulk and the woman goes through them faster than seems humanly possible. I think it’s a great way to keep your mind active, … Read moreMind Stretchers Volumes 1 & 2: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Real Life Super Heroes: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Real Life Super Heroes by Nadia Fezzani I actually wasn’t aware of the Real Life Super Hero movement before reading this book. I’ve seen the movie Kick-Ass, which deals with a fictional version of similar issues- everyday people getting fed up with injustice and taking matters … Read moreReal Life Super Heroes: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17