The Roanoke Girls: Breathing Life into an uncomfortable theme

Lane Roanoke only spent a year at her family home, but the events there still haunt her. While she’s living in California, she receives a call from her Grandfather, beckoning her to return to the family home in rural Kansas. It’s been years since she’s been to Roanoke (the family home), but she knows it is serious when her cousin,

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Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sally Krawcheck

A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have.

Weren’t women supposed to have “arrived”? Perhaps with the nation’s first female President, equal pay on the horizon,

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That’s So 90s Pop! A Fill-in Activity Book

I REALLY wanted to like this book. In fact, when it was recommended to me by Clarkson Potter, I was really excited and decided to review it in exchange for a copy–thank you Clarkson Potter Publishers. It’s packed full of 90s pop music artists you know (P!NK, Mariah Carey) and artists you may have forgotten about (B*witched, S Club 7). There’s even a Carson Daly mask in the book.

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Pop Manga: Camilla d’Errico’s New Coloring Book

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Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a famous artist? Pop Manga, Camilla d’Errico’s New Coloring Book gives readers the opportunity to do that, surrounded by the artists awesome world.

Camilla draws heavily on pop and manga/anime influences, creating a world that can only come out of the imagination. While I don’t consider myself an anime fan, d’Errico’s take on the genre helps me get closer to the point where I could be a fan of the genre.

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Review: The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too,

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday, What are you Reading?

It’s Monday, What are you Reading? It’s Monday, and the Book Date asks What are YOU reading on this day. Check out the Book Date site and mention your current reads…. It’s a LOT of fun!

So far, this is what I am reading this week:
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I am reading a few other things,

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Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther

 Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther

Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther is a book I was extremely excited to read, I love soup and broth and it can be so very healing. Unfortunately, I am also not fantastic with bones or some of the whole items associated with making soup–I just was able to eat a part of a chicken breast off the bone (without freaking out about said bones) for the first time in my life recently.

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Understanding Exposure

 I’m a fan of photography, and am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge and skill level. Within its 167 pages, Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition, allows readers to see amazing pictures while gaining practical knowledge about their camera settings AND exercises that are both fun and functional. Drilling through Exposure, Aperture, Light, Shutter Speed and more, Understanding Exposure delves deeply into the skills people will need to get their photos to the next level.

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Brain Freezes, we’ve all had them. And they’re NOT fun at all. However, the great folks at Potter Style (a division of Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House) have created a fun little journal dedicated to sweetening the most scary of all ice cream feelings.

The Brain Freeze journal is a great book that is compact, and the pages are sandwiched between a material akin to a nice lovely cookie that helps MAKE an ice cream sandwich!

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Freedom’s Child by Jax Miller

Freedom Oliver works the bar in Oregon. She finally convinced the whippersnappers to leave her alone for the most part. She’s an alcoholic, and keeps to herself (except for a core group of friends, no one really ‘knows’ Freedom). Until the day when she finds out her daughter was killed. Then she tells her cop friend, and disappears into the night.

Mason left his religious family years ago,

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