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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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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 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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A Writer Reads: Why Adam Nicolson Matters

(A post from guest author Mary Burns) Adam Nicolson’s book about Homer, The Mighty Dead, is like a telescope trained on the very distant past.  Using clues from ancient languages, from burial mounds, from unearthed treasure and other evidence, he dates … 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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Rust: The Longest War

Mook of the Month If you think this is a boring book that drags on with dry writing, think again.  It certainly is more entertaining than watching rust eat away at your car.  What is great about the book is … Continue reading

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Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791

Five Star Pick Since I am a huge Mozart fan, I grabbed this as soon as I saw it on display at the library.  I had read about his beginnings from the book by Stanley Sadie called Mozart: the Early Years, … Continue reading

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