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Cookbook Review: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories by Marlene Koch

Cookbook Review: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories by Marlene Koch

Title: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories Author: Marlene Koch Publisher: Running Press Hardcover: 336 pages Source: BEA Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Great-tasting, guilt-free favorites—in a flash! From creamy No-Bake Cherry-Topped Cheesecake to Cheesy Bacon Chicken, Deep-Dish Skillet Pizza, and 2-Minute Chocolate “Cup” Cakes for One, every speedy crave-worthy recipe in this book is low in sugar, fat, and calories—but you would NEVER know by tasting them! In Eat What You Love: Quick & Easy,…

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Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Title: Cork Dork Author: Bianca Bosker Publisher: Penguin Books Paperback: 352 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Like many of us, tech reporter Bianca Bosker saw wine as a way to unwind at the end of a long day, or a nice thing to have with dinner and that was about it. Until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme, a world in which people could, after a single sip of wine, identify the grape it was made from, in what…

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Book Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Title: Hunter Author: Mercedes Lackey Series: Hunter, Book 1 Publisher: Disney Hyperion Hardcover: 374 pages Source: County of Los Angeles Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. Monsters. Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it’s taken centuries to bring back civilization…

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Book Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Book Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title: Where’d You Go, Bernadette Author: Maria Semple Publisher: Little, Brown Hardcover: 330 pages Source: Borrowed from Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised…

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Movie Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Movie Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Director: Matthew Vaughn Running Time: 2 h 9 min Rating: R Source: Chicago Public Library           Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Ever since the commercials for this came out, I’ve been dying to see this movie — Colin Firth as a secret agent spy guy? Yes. Absolutely yes. I mean, I’ll see him in basically anything, but this looked particularly good. So, when we came across it during our weekly library browsing, Andrew and I…

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Book Review: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend

Book Review: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend

Title: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Author: Box Brown Publisher: First Second Paperback: 240 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box…

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