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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

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I’ve been a serious slacker this month, but I promise (make a resolution, even) to change that. Let’s start off with a book I am really eager to dig into, because at this time of the year, we can all use a little Happy Living: The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meil Wiking   Embrace… Read more

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I don’t think I requested this one, but it certainly sounds good – The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick: Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his… Read more

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Boy, do I have a backlog of books to tell you about! Let’s start with one that’s still sitting on my desk – Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and… Read more

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I received a copy of this from the author, and while I don’t know that I will have time to review it in the near future, I always love sharing new books with you! So check out Coyote by Bran Gustafson: Coyote is a hard-hitting noir and modern western, best enjoyed in a cheap roadside motel or in the corner booth… Read more

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This is getting some great blurbs from some of my favorite authors – Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles… Read more

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I found a cookbook in a box of books that I didn’t even know I had! It looks like it might have some great recipes – From the Ground Up by James Villas: A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork,… Read more

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I always love seeing a package from Harper Collins in the mailbox! This is going to be another great read – Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro: In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume… Read more

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This is one that should be really interesting – Delta Lady: A Memoir by Rita Coolidge The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience. She inspired songs—Leon Russell wrote “A Song for You” and “Delta Lady” for her, Stephen Stills wrote “Cherokee.” She co-wrote… Read more

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Here’s one I found on my Kindle that I am really enjoying, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff: The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose… Read more