The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Cooking by Susan Crowther

  The No Recipe Cookbook: A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Cooking by Susan Crowther. Go no further. This is the book you’ve been looking for if you have little or no experience cooking. This cookbook is packed with practical tips and ideas for making the meals you never dreamed you could make. You […]

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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones I love English history and have read scads of books, both fiction & non-fiction, about Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Wars of the Roses and the Tudors, but I am a little shaky on the details of the reigns from King […]

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Entwined with You by Sylvia Day

Entwined with You by Sylvia Day IT’S HERE!!! I know the book you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Can Eva and Gideon really make it or will the toxicity of their pasts doom them forever?! I know you’re probably saying please don’t let this be the end of their story and I am […]

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Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis I was so thrilled to meet Alethea at BEA last week. She signed a copy of this book for my friend and blogger extraordinaire, Courtney. I was so excited to get the second book in this series and can’t wait to fill you in. So who are the Woodcutter Sisters and […]

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New Titles for May 21, 2013 – Market Block Books

New Titles for May 21, 2013 – YouTube. New books at Market Block Books: And the Mountains Echoed (Riverhead); The Black Country (Penguin); The Redeemer (Knopf); The Last Summer of the Camperdowns (Liveright); We Need New Names (Little, Brown); The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (FSG); Shakespeare’s Pub: A Barstool History of […]

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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History by Kara Hughes

      Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History by Kara Hughes. Here’s a lost treasure. We’ve had this on the shelf and neither Susan nor I had ever seen it–how is that possible?! Anyway, it looks very entertaining–murderers, criminals & politicians (is there a difference in New York?), and assorted […]

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The Fabliaux

        The Fabliaux translated by Nathaniel E. Dubin. Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotica and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts priapic priests, randy wives and their cuckolded husbands […]

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Doodle Tin by Sam Taplin

Doodle Tin by Sam Taplin. This is one of those “lifesavers” you need to have in the car at all times to keep the kids occupied. A tin of cards that are complete erasable.    

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Reinventing the Chicken Coop by Kevin McElroy & Matthew Wolpe

        Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-By-Step Building Instructions by Kevin McElroy & Matthew Wolpe. Book lust strikes again! I don’t own chickens nor do I intend to, but this book makes me want to have chickens. My neighbors have them and I reap the benefits of fresh eggs. […]

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Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum. A book about physically, mentally and emotionally damaged teens locked up in a Chicago  nursing home doesn’t sound appealing, but once you start, you will fall in love with these sharply drawn, quirky characters. Narrated in turn by inmates, employees and an “inmate recruiter,” this novel is heartbreaking […]

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