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5 Books To Read in Perpetual Summer Heat

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”― Rudyard Kipling Whenever New York Times publishes book recommendations for summer, I go mad with jealousy. A change of season warrants a whole new category of books? But I live in year-round tropical heat! I assume we're entitled to perpetual summer reading. As working adults… Continue reading 5 Books To Read in Perpetual Summer Heat

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Since we’re staying in, let’s discuss Fiction

https://flic.kr/p/2kZZrqc On the upside of this pandemic, staying home on most nights and weekends have apportioned me a greater amount of time for books, my everlasting first love. My bedside book pile has grown substantially, and so have my Amazon and Book Depository wish-lists. Hits and misses aside, several titles struck a chord with me,… Continue reading Since we’re staying in, let’s discuss Fiction

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Pick of the Week

Karl Pilkington brandishes his unique class of intelligence once again in The Moaning of Life, a humourous take on the human condition and crucial ever-evolving global issues. In Trust Me, I'm Lying Ryan Holiday does an exposè of popular blogosphere; hook, line and sinker of the biggest liars in social media. Onto a lighter read,… Continue reading Pick of the Week

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Book Review: Selling Scarlett

I received this book in exchange for an honest review, and here it is! Published April 13th 2013 by Barkley's Books SYNOPSIS: Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this--one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her… Continue reading Book Review: Selling Scarlett

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At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life

I received this book in exchange for a review, and here it is! By Jennifer Criswell Published September 28th 2012 by Gemelli Press LLC MY REVIEW: "It was this trip, during which I learned to say "yes" to every adventure, during which I'd felt romance and trusted my instincts, that convinced me that if I… Continue reading At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life

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Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

I received this book from Monsoon Books in exchange for a review, and here it is! Published July 1st 2012/October 28th 2013 by Monsoon Books MY REVIEW: "Caffeine is not a drug - it's a vitamin. Comedian Steven Wright makes a joke about how he first makes an instant coffee just so he has the… Continue reading Confessions of a Hostie: True Stories of an International Flight Attendant

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Book Review: I Heart London

Published June 7th 2012 by Harper Book Number 5 brings Angela back in full circle. She is summoned home for her mom's 60th birthday party to a weed-rolling dad, and an ex-fiance who still wishes to stick his tongue down her throat. Plus her mom convinced the family and friends to hold the Angela-Alex wedding… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart London

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Book Review: Window (Michele Renae)

I received this book in exchange for a review, and here it is! Date Published: October 22, 2013 My Ratings: 7.5 / 10 "I loved that word: decadent. Unrestrained self-gratification. Indulgence." Set in modern day France, this contemporary piece is written in sensual prose that tells of a girl starting afresh by moving to Paris.… Continue reading Book Review: Window (Michele Renae)

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Book Review: I Heart Paris

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Date Published: January 1st 2010 My Ratings: 7 / 10 Yes I truly heart Paris! With all due bias, this is my favorite in the series. Set in my dream city to live in someday, the third installation captures the mystery and allure of Paris. The Alex/Angela relationship takes a nosedive… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart Paris

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Book Review: I Heart Hollywood

Publisher: Harper Date Published: December 1st 2009 My Ratings: 7 / 10 This fast-paced sequel to I Heart New York races Angela Clark through a whirlwind week in Hollywood. James Jacob, Hollywood star and heartthrob has made special requests for her to conduct the exclusive interview, and as days progress, she finds herself in deep… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart Hollywood

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365 Guide New York City: Drink. Eat. $ave. Every Day of the Year. A Guide to New York City Restaurants and Bars.

I received this book from Hugo House Publishers Ltd in exchange for a review, and here it is! Monica DiNatale is no doubt an expert on dining out in NYC. This guide will make life for first-time NYC travelers a hell lot easier. Swishing through the pages, you'll find the name of the bar/restaurant, its… Continue reading 365 Guide New York City: Drink. Eat. $ave. Every Day of the Year. A Guide to New York City Restaurants and Bars.

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Book Review: The State We’re In

Publisher: Headline Review Date Published: 4th July 2013 My Ratings: 7 / 10 Average Goodreads Ratings: 3.9 / 5 SYNOPSIS: What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She's a life-long optimist,… Continue reading Book Review: The State We’re In

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Book Review: You Don’t Have to say You Love Me

Neve Slater's self-esteem is buried somewhere underneath her size 32 waist-line. She battles to fit herself into a size 10 in order to finally attract the attention of her love interest William, and decides to enter a 'pancake relationship' with the sex-god celebrity journalist Max. Max's social reputation as a full-time jerk with the ability… Continue reading Book Review: You Don’t Have to say You Love Me

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Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Do not read this book on an empty stomach, for it will leave you foraging for every last morsel of chocolate in the refridgerator. With the promise of being introduced to the world of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan has left me more than hooked: I literally devoured her novel in 2… Continue reading Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris