Books for Fellow Murderinos and True Crime Lovers

Books for Fellow Murderinos and True Crime Lovers

June 30, 2020

Last month I expressed my disappointment in Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered written by My Favorite Murder hosts Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff.  My main issue with that book was that it wasn’t an extension of the podcast, but more of a m...

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Hello Summer

Hello Summer

June 16, 2020

Summer has so many amazing things to look forward to—warm weather, food on the grill, time outdoors, and new beach reads. For me, the best beach reads are set in sunny locales with family drama, a little romance, and a dash of mystery. There is no...

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

June 9, 2020

Sometimes a book reads like a new friend. You meet for coffee and connect over a conversation that spans hours. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb reads as such. A former television writer, Gottlieb (we’ll just call her Lori), write...

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Just One Damned Thing After Another

Just One Damned Thing After Another

June 2, 2020

I only need three words to sell you on this one: Time Traveling Historians.

What's not to love, right?!

But for propriety's sake, here's a general synopsis:

The historians of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research time travel. But never m...

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Stuff I Nag My Husband to Read

Stuff I Nag My Husband to Read

May 26, 2020

As a librarian, I sometimes have the annoying habit of giving my loved ones endless unsolicited book recommendations.  This is completely hypocritical of me because in reality, in a good month, I might read one book myself. That said, I find great...

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Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

May 19, 2020

What do you do when the book you love ends too quickly? It’s the predictable dilemma that accompanies every good book and the nemesis of every reader. I didn’t expect to love Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, it was a happy accident tha...

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

May 12, 2020

This is one of my all-time favorite books. I come back to it at least once a year when I am feeling depressed or unmotivated and it never fails to sweep me back up into a positive attitude.

When I first picked it up at the behest of a friend, I ...

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Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered

Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered

May 5, 2020

I am in fact a Murderino.  The podcast My Favorite Murder is one of my favorite things.  I only discovered it at the beginning of 2019, and I am nearly caught up to their weekly releases (over 300 episodes!).  I am fascinated by true crime, love t...

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Midwest Made

Midwest Made

April 28, 2020

My love of The Great British Baking Show knows absolutely no bounds.  The pastels, the politeness, the pastries…I eat it all up.  And while I’m a fairly proficient baker, many of the challenges are still quite foreign to me.  I’ve never had ...

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What Would Your Pet Read?

What Would Your Pet Read?

April 21, 2020

With working-from-home becoming the new-norm, we are all spending more time than usual in the company of our pets—much to their delight, horror, or indifference depending on species and personality.

And maybe we've gone a little crazy not bei...

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