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Book Review: A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates

It’s summer time, and whenever the weather improves, I go back to reading more than just the news.  I think it’s something about the slower pace of life that summer brings that inspires me to really want to get off technology and into a book. A Book of American Martyrs is a best-seller and has been […]

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Vogue Beauty

I’m drawn to books about beauty products I guess, and I’m really enjoying reading Vogue Beauty.  The book is written by a team of beauty writers and editors and features information on how beauty has changed through the past few decades, what technological advances have been made, and even has a section on “scent” which […]

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Giada at Home

I rarely share tidbits about my offline life here on the blog (except when it relates to my makeup routine) but I’ll share this: I recently moved and ended a few months of topsy turvy living. I had been packing as much as I could, and thus couldn’t use some things that I had just […]

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Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me

Howie Mandel’s biography, Here’s The Deal: Don’t Touch Me, is probably the best biography I’ve ever read. Instead of a celebrity saying that he had problems and he made it big despite of them, Howie Mandel’s message is more that yes, he had problems, yes he got famous, but his problems still exist and are […]

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Saturday by Ian McEwan

Saturday by Ian McEwan is, like most of his novels, short and to the point. It’s about a day in the life of a doctor and the event that changes his life forever. I often recommend Ian McClellan books to those people who don’t have a lot of time to read (like me), because his […]

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Julia Child’s Kitchen Wisdom

I grew up watching cooking shows with my dad, and one of the ones we used to watch way back when was Julia Child’s show. She really had spark, was totally real, and had some good recipes to boot. She didn’t necessarily make anything fancy, but she made food that you actually wanted to eat […]

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Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes!

I adore Martha Stewart’s books and I just got her Cupcakes books!  Love it!  Every single recipe has a picture to go along with it, and there are recipies and techniques for icing the cupcakes as well. If you have children in your life, you must get this book so that you can make them […]

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Pygmy by Chuck Palahnuik

I think that I am done reading Chuck Palahnuik books. Not only are they way too graphic but they are clearly written for men. Pygmy is also hard to understand because it’s written from the perspective of an outsider to the English language. Have you read Pygmy or any other Chuck Palahnuik books? What did […]

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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

I just finished reading The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.  It’s a great novel that’s about an old woman who lives in an insane asylum.  She’s approaching 100 so she decides to write down what’s significant about her life.  At the same time, her psychiatrist is looking into the lives of patients that have been […]

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The Northern Clemency

I finally finished The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher. Why finally? Because it took me 3 months to finish it! I don’t have a lot of time to read these days and most of my reading time consists of stolen moments here and there. Thus, although this book was really good and I even totally […]

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