Category: Review

#FromLeft2Write: Saturday Night Widows

Saturday Night Widows

This post was inspired by Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman. After being kicked out of her widow support group for being too young, Becky creates her own support group with an unusual twist. Join From Left to Write on February 14 as we discuss Saturday Night Widows. As a member, I received a copy …

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Seven Cherries Cocktail, Featuring Platinum 7X Vodka

Seven Cherries

When your driveway looks like this, it suddenly becomes an excellent time to sample some vodka. We won’t be going anywhere for quite some time anyway, between the 2 feet or so of snow and the travel ban in effect.

I’ve had a lot to say about flavored vodkas, but what about the …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Expats

The Expats

I recently joined From Left to Write, an on-line bloggers book club. Because I don’t have enough projects. In all honesty, I used to read. A lot. Like 1000-page books in a matter of 36 hours, with going to work full time in between. Like staying up all night and functioning the next day on 3 hours …

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BlogHer Book Club: The Last Runaway

The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier

Honor Bright will never return to England: this much she knows. Between the shame of her fiance choosing another, the debilitating seasickness she suffered while crossing the Atlantic, and traveling 1/3 of the way across the continent to Ohio, following her sister to her soon-to-be husband’s home–only to lose her sister to yellow fever–it is …

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Book Review: Vanity Fare

Vanity Fare - Megan Caldwell

As Emeril’s #SeriousSandwich came to a close, William Morrow Cookbooks threw in a little bonus gift for all participants: an uncorrected proof of a soon-to-be released food-centric novel: Vanity Fare: A novel of lattes, literature, and love by Megan Caldwell. Not only did I get to partake in the deliciousness that was #SeriousSandwich, but I was …

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Review: When you just have to have New York bagels… NOW!

1800nycbagels.com

I enjoy a good bagel every now and then. Okay, maybe a little more often than that. Usually they come from the grocery store, encased in a bag with a logo stamped on it or from their bakery department, and probably not the freshest. While they’ve always fulfilled my hunger, they’ve left me wondering if …

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BlogHer Book Club: Diary of a Submissive

Diary of a Submissive cover

When the email arrived seeking volunteers to read and review Sophie Morgan’s Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening, I did not hesitate to respond. I jumped right in with both feet, confident that it would be cool to delve into something a little different, a little more risque, and ride the …

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#SeriousSandwich Explained, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, & A Giveaway!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Simplicity at its best, a sandwich can be a quick snack to hold you over til the next meal or the whole meal itself neatly packaged in your hand. And now Emeril Lagasse is offering his best sandwich recipes for you to try at home.

I was recently …

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BlogHer Book Club: Trust Your Eyes

When this month’s BlogHer Book Club selection arrived, I was nervous. Linwood Barclay’s Trust Your Eyes was described in the preceding email as a thriller, which is not my usual genre, but I figured I’d give it a chance. It turned out to be a big thriller, boasting a hefty 498 pages. Wow!

Fortunately …

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Getting Naked With Your Vodka

Naked Jay Vodka

When I was first approached about trying Naked Jay Vodka, I wasn’t sure. Another whipped cream flavored vodka? Weren’t there enough of them already? I figured I’d give it a shot, but I wasn’t expecting much. It wasn’t until the samples arrived that I realized what I was getting myself into. You see, not only …

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