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Simple Path to Wealth


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Review: The Simple Path to Wealth

By on April 27, 2017

This book was life changing, and I do not say that lightly. I come from a middle class family and I know how important it is to save money and pay off my credit card bill every month. But that was the extent of my money prowess, at least…

The Women in the Castle


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Review: The Women in the Castle

By on April 25, 2017

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for awhile. I love historical fiction, especially when it’s set during World War II. This book also had an interesting take — it focused on women’s lives after the war was over. So I had high expectations, and Jessica Shattuck’s The…

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Review: The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick

By on April 21, 2017

Why: I have always wanted to develop a green thumb, and since moving in to our first house in September, gardening has been high on my priority list. When I saw this title and read the teaser, it felt made for me in this season of life! Old timey gardens,…

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Review: 1,001 Ways to Slow Down

By on April 15, 2017

This is such a lovely book!! If you’re looking for something for your coffee table, or just a nice, calming read for yourself, this one is a great option.

The 1,001 ways to slow down are great – I love how all over the board they are. Some of them…

The Hate U Give


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Audiobook Review: The Hate U Give

By on April 10, 2017

There’s considerable buzz around Angie Thomas’s debut young adult novel, The Hate U Give. The Times (UK) reviewer says that it could very well be the YA book of the decade, and The Atlantic calls it “incisive and engrossing.” This is a novel of the Black Lives Matter Movement, I’m a white…

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Book Tour Review: May Cause Love

By on April 6, 2017

First of all, I’d like to thank TLC book tours and HarperCollins for sending me this book in exchange for a review. I’m so glad I own this one now, because I really loved it.

The full title of this book is May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment…

Mississippi Blood


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Review: Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

By on April 5, 2017

Why: This third installment of the Natchez Trilogy finally made its way to my hands, and I was so excited to dig in! Having loose ends is one of my literary nightmares, and I couldn’t wait to find out how things were going to turn out! This need to know…

Taylor Jenkins Reid


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Dual Review: Two by Taylor Jenkins Reid

By on April 4, 2017

I had a good case of the February blahs, and I needed some sunny reading with snappy prose and compelling plots. Enter Taylor Jenkins Reid, recommended by Anne Bogel of the  What Should I Read Next? podcast. Anne describes One True Loves as “Castaway before the wedding,” and Maybe in Another…

Dishing Up The Dirt


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Cookbook Review: Dishing Up The Dirt

By on March 30, 2017

When I signed up to review Dishing Up The Dirt, I totally forgot about one big logistical problem — I live in Iceland. This is usually not a problem when reading or reviewing books, thanks to Kindle. However, that doesn’t really work when it comes to cookbooks.

Fortunately for me,…

Cowgirl Creamery Cooks


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Cookbook Review: Cowgirl Creamery Cooks

By on March 28, 2017

Why: Have you met my sister-in-law, yet? Probably not, but she gives great book gifts! (You can find two of her more hilarious gifts reviewed here and here. Both highly recommended reading!) I was a apprehensive of her giving me a cookbook, though, because she eats SUPER healthy and…

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