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Friday Confessional: I’m a water cooler

This is a mini-confessional, but it’s a whopper and one I fully expect to hear about for years, so it gets its own post. When I have to drink a lot water, and we all should, quite frequently, I do something odd: I pretend. I don’t just pretend that I have to drink water or I’ll ...
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Giveaway: Redken Smooth Down Set

I’m picky. Really picky. Some people, none that I would ever hang out with, but some people, might even call me spoiled. But I don’t know any of those people. Mom, I’m talking to you. Anyway, I’m picky about many things, but one thing that I don’t compromise on is my hair care. There are about 3 brands I ...
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Book Review and Giveaway: Letters in Cardboard Boxes by Abby Slovin

There are very few fiction books that focus on a female protagonist that choose to focus on the female relationships in her life without going all “beaches” on us, focusing on how she needs to “get the man” (either back or stealing him from a friend), or focusing on how she has totally fallen down ...
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Book Review: Make it Stay by Joan Frank

About a month ago, I received a short novel in my mailbox called Make It Stay by Joan Frank. It was an attractive novel with a beautiful teal cover and it was a free copy from Librarythings that was given to me to review. Because the book was so short, I admit that I took ...
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Book Review: Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes

I work in a profession where I see the results of the utter devastation that occurs when a life is shattered overnight. Prior to starting my career, I’d carefully considered how people reacted when their lives changed overnight due to death, job loss or infidelity and Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes covers the latter. I ...
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Book Review: Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas

What do you do when the two people you thought you could trust both turn on you at the same time in the same act? If you are Lucy Marinn, you discard both of them and move on. In Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas, which was a free offering from Goodreads for me to review, ...
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Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander O. Smith)

I’m usually not the person who is reading a thriller novel, a mystery novel, or a suspense novel, so when The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (translated by Alexander O. Smith) was offered to me as a free novel to review from Goodreads, it took me a little while to open it. I’ll ...
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Book Review: Summer Breeze A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Is it hot where you are? The temperatures lately have been consistently in the 101-105 range and that made it a really good time for me to read Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer, a free book for review from Librarything. I was looking for an excellent summer beach read that would take my mind off ...
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