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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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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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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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BlogHer Book Club: My Artist’s Way Toolkit

BlogHer Book Club took a bit of a detour this month, having reviewers try out a program meant to inspire creativity instead of reading the results of someone else’s hard work. This program: My Artist’s Way Toolkit. Existing as both a website and an app for iPhone and iPad, it’s meant to get your creative …

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BlogHer Book Club: Where She Went

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Adam is a rock star. He has fame. He has fortune. He has a hot celebrity chick to adorn his arm. But he is nothing without Mia.

Where She Went is the second book in the Gayle Forman’s trilogy of Adam Wilde, the “Wilde Man” of Shooting Star, a band that shot off …

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BlogHer Book Club: Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I’ve indulged in chick lit. After spending a few years working on an English Literature degree, it’s been difficult to allow myself to mindlessly enjoy something just for the chance to escape, instead of for its intricate plot and beautiful language. I’m glad I did, though. Ace Jones–Diary …

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BlogHer Book Club: Why Women Need Fat

I typically do not read self-help or dieting books. But when BlogHer Book Club put the call out for volunteers for Why Women Need Fat: How “Healthy” Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever, I wanted in. This is a blog that focuses on tasty treats, after all. …

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BlogHer Book Club Review: Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

The moment I heard about Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore, I knew had to read it. I did not know who Theodora was, but I was instantly intrigued and needed to discover who this impressive woman was.

I was not disappointed. This is one of the best books I have read in a while. Duffy intricately weaves …

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BlogHer Book Club Review: Love at First Bark

In Love at First Bark: How Saving A Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself, Julie Klam provides snippets of her life as a dog rescuer as a means to show how rewarding the experience can be. This quick read is proof that there are still decent, good people in the world–which you would have …

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BlogHer Book Club Review: Lunch Wars

Have you ever stopped to think about what your kids are being served for food at school? Until Lunch Wars by Amy Kalafa, I have to admit that I never put much thought into it. I looked at the menu, was dissatisfied with the options, and invested in a good lunch bag and containers instead, …

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