Review #13: The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno

Oooh, another debut novel!! There is something kind of exciting about reading an author’s first (and in this case, only) book. Will you get to see their unique view as an author, and… Continue reading

Review #12: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

One of my favorite children’s books of all times is The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. It’s the perfect kid-lite danger, mixed with sadness, scariness, and hope. In fact, I’ve been trying… Continue reading

Caring for Chrissy – Fundraising campaign

Every once in a while, you hear a story that just strikes you. My friend Lizzy is raising funds to help Chrissy, who has been paralyzed since age 3 and now also suffers… Continue reading

Review #11: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

I unabashedly love this book. Part memoir and part self-guide book, Caitlin Moran loads up her debut with wacky anecdotes, but also a brash look at her emerging womanhood. She talks porn, masturbation,… Continue reading

Review #10: On/Off by Colleen McCullough

The most unique piece of this serial killer mystery-thriller is that it is set in 1965. This is a time before DNA forensic technology, before computers, and before cell phones. Detectives and crime… Continue reading

Review #9: Caught by Harlan Coben

After pulling off a “To Catch a Predator” ambush on social worker Dan Mercer, Wendy Tynes is poised for fame as a hold-no-punches investigative television reporter. Three months later, however, when a teen… Continue reading

Review #8: Cinderella’s Secret Diary (Book 1: Lost) by Ron Vitale

Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the Cannonball Read. I must give thanks to the author for being kind enough to share his work with us. Unfortunately, despite my disclaimer and… Continue reading

Nemo recipe – Chili-Concord Meatballs

Last night was Snowicane Nemo. I made snow icecream. Got the recipe from a good friend who grew up in New England. Gathered a bunch of CLEAN, FRESH snow (not packed). Stirred 1… Continue reading

Review #7: Too Hard to Handle by John Perich

Too Hard to Handle is the second in the Mara Cunningham series, the follow-up to John Perich’s debut, Too Close to Miss. In the first book, we are introduced to Mara, who is… Continue reading

Review #6: Dead Weight (Lizzy Gardner Series #2) by T.R. Ragan

Again… what is with the covers of T.R. Ragan’s books?? These are both awful, just like the first ones! I don’t think I’m not a particularly particular cover-person… but Ragan clearly needs a… Continue reading