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Book Review: Girl in Translation

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 Hello All! I feel like I'm starting to read a little slower, but I've just been pretty busy with life, work, and my second book about to come out ( eeeep !) 😊 I've been working on this for a while, and I can't wait to share it with you all! Actually, I probably can wait because I am my own worst critic. Anyways, I'm still reading, just a little slower. And the next book I will be reviewing is a classic and is pretty heavy. But I will finish it hopefully by the of this month/early next month. Anyways, back to the book I'll be talking about today. I found this book at Half Price Books , while I was walking through the aisles, letting the books tell me what I wanted to read next. I came across the title, and I really like the movie, Lost in Translation , so I picked it up, read the back, was intrigued, and took it home with me. Here's my full my review of Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok . About the Author Jean Kwok is the award-winning,  New York Times  a

Book Blitz: A Shot in the 80% Dark

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  A SHOT IN THE 80% DARK Bean to Bar Mysteries, Book 4 by AMBER ROYER Cozy Mystery / Culinary Mystery /Woman Sleuth  Publisher: Golden Tip Press Date of Publication: July 15, 2022 Number of Pages: 285 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop is thriving. Despite everything she’s been through with the murders she’s helped solve, Felicity is ready to take on new challenges. So when a local museum offers her a contract to create a chocolate replica of a gigantic sailing ship sculpture for a gala celebrating Galveston’s history, she jumps at the chance to combine chocolate-crafting with art. The project is fun – right up until there’s not just one but two dead artists on the scene, and Felicity has to change gears back to detective. Logan, Felicity’s business partner and previous bodyguard, and Arlo, Felicity’s ex who is now the cop investigating the case, are split on which victim they think was actually the intended one. F

Book Review: Among the Innocent

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  AMONG THE INNOCENT by MARY ALFORD Genre: Fiction / Christian / Suspense Publisher: Revell Date of Publication: June 7, 2022 Number of Pages: 304 pages   Scroll down for Giveaway!   When Leah Miller's entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family's deaths.   As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can't help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah--a

Book Review: Man in the High Castle

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Hey all! I'm back with another book review, one that I've been wanting to read for a long time now. I first heard about Man in the High Castle through my husband. I am a big history buff and I'm really into studying WWII from every angle (I know, I'm weird) and when he first told me about this book, I thought it'd be right up my alley. It took a while for me to pick up, as there's so many books to read, but my husband finally got it for me this past Christmas. Here is my full review on Philip K. Dick 's novel, The Man in the High Castle . Philip K. Dick was born on December 16, 1928 and passed away on March 2, 1982. He was an American science fiction writer who created 44 novel s and about 121 short stories that appeared in various science fiction magazines. His stories explored different philosophical and social questions, such as nature of reality , perception, human nature, and identity.  So, I'm just going to come right out and say it. I waited

Book Review - Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook

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 Hey Everyone! I'm here with another book review and this time, I'm doing it on a cookbook from one of my favorite cooking YouTubers, Joshua Weissman ! I don't buy many cookbooks, mainly because I like to use Pinterest for my recipes, BUT since it was Joshua Weissman's cookbook, I had to buy it. Let me tell you why I added this book to my Christmas wish list About the Author and Chef Joshua was introduced to the kitchen when he was 3-year old by his mother, who also has a love for cooking.  At age 18, he moved to Austin, Texas, where shortly he started on his professional journey in the fine-dining scene. By age 22 he had amassed a remarkable amount of knowledge stemming from 13 years of consistent hard work and cooking that he decided to start creating YouTube videos about food. By the age of 25, he is fully self-employed and doing what he loves best, cooking! My Thoughts My first Joshua Weissman recipe was his but better McRibs and when I made it, it was easy, not har

Book Review: Odd Birds by Severo Perez

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ODD BIRDS by SEVERO PEREZ Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Texas Christian University Press Date of Publication: September 24, 2019 Number of Pages: 278 pages  Scroll for Giveaway ! The year is 1961. Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano, a Cuban-born artist in need of inspiration, follows his lover to Texas in what was to be a temporary sabbatical from their life in France. Unexpectedly, he finds himself stranded in San Antonio, nearly penniless, with little more than the clothes on his back and an extraordinary pocket watch. His long hair and eccentric attire make him an odd sight in what he has been told is a conservative cultural backwater. Cosimo’s French and Cuban passports put a cloud of suspicion over him as events elsewhere in the world play out. Algeria is in open revolt against France. Freedom Riders are being assaulted in Mississippi, and the Bay of Pigs debacle is front-page news. Cosimo confronts nightmares and waking terrors rooted in the hor

Book Blitz: Ghost Agents

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    GHOST AGENTS by NITA DEBORDE Categories: Science Fiction / Cozy Mystery / Paranormal / Texas History  Series:  The Ghost Agents Trilogy Publisher: Mabelonia Press Date of Publication: July 31, 2021 Number of Pages: 309 pages  Scroll down for Giveaway! An organization that has operated in secret for centuries... a mystery that threatens to burn it all to the ground… and she’s the only agent who can stop it… To the residents and tourists of Galveston Island, Claire Abelard is the friendly young woman who works at the local candy store by day and leads ghost tours of the island’s haunted locations by night. They don’t realize this persona is a cover for Claire’s real job as an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, a clandestine organization that monitors and assists energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as “ghosts.” When projections begin disappearing from around the island, Claire worries that history