Yearly Archives: 2017

New on the Shelves

Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing, More Than You Know, and Gossip comes the first entry in a stylish and witty mystery series featuring a pair of unlikely investigators—a shrewd novel of manners with a dark heart of murder at its center, set in small-town New England. Indulging their… Read more

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Another cookbook! I follow Chrissy on Twitter – I love her no-fucks-to-give attitude and I love her food pics. Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Tiegen: Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or… Read more

New on the Shelves

I’ve got a bunch of new books to talk about – and a backlog of reviews to get posted! Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy… Read more

New on the Shelves

This was a gift from my favorite cousin, Ann. Off course she’s my favorite – she buys me books! Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain: Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession… Read more

First Words

“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.” Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides Read more

Reading Technology

My father bought some books online recently. Doesn’t seem all that unusual, really – he told me he was waiting for the package to get there, because he thought they should have arrived already. Then he said they were for sale on Amazon, but he’d bought them from the Kindle store “because they were cheaper.” Sure. But my dad doesn’t… Read more

New on the Shelves

Thought I would share my current book with you. I’ve been looking forward to this one, and it’s nice to have a little time to read again! Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: Introducing an instant classic – master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in… Read more