Category Archives: Five Star Picks

The Penguin Lessons

A Five Star Pick This memoir explores the adventure of a young British professor, taking the risk to travel abroad and landing on the other side of the world, to teach at a boy’s school in Argentina—during a corrupt regime.  … Continue reading

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Don Quixote

A Five Star Pick I’m going way back for this one.  Yes, it is a classic but I just read it this year.  It took me a few months to finish it too.  Not because it was boring or I … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

A Five Star Pick I have wanted to talk about Cooper’s book for a long time.  I loved it so much that I bought it as a gift for a friend.  I wanted to share my affection for this book … Continue reading

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The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

A Five Star Pick Jackie Copleton has written a fine debut.  How do I know?  Is reading the book literally in ONE day enough proof that the novel is engrossing?  I was the first to take home this gem from … Continue reading

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The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations

A Five Star Pick This is not only a great pick-me-up with hilarious photos and sarcastic sayings—it would make a perfect stocking stuffer for those who are cat lovers.  Anyone who knows the craze of Grumpy Cat will enjoy this … Continue reading

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Inside the O’Briens

A Five Star Pick I had been waiting for this novel from Genova ever since I heard it was being written and I have to say I was not disappointed.  Once again, she has proven that a neurological condition, despite … Continue reading

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Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want From Sex and How to Get It

A Five Star Pick This is not your typical sex book, believe me.  Also, forget about what society is telling you when they try to “help” you with your “dysfunctions” as you get older.  It’s not you, it’s society and … Continue reading

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