Review: The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 | 0 comments

The Killer Next Door

By: Alex Marwood

Gifted by the publisher, thank you Penguin!

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash—no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret.

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Slow Cooker Sunday: The French Dip & Homemade Applesauce Edition

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 | 1 comment

SLOW COOKER SUNDAYSYUP, moreee food features.  I know, I post more lately about food than books! But, soon they will come together.  That is a post for another day, though!  For today, we are going to WHIP OUT our slow cookers [crock pots, to those who prefer that term].  I am going to show you what I’ve been making recently in my crock pot!

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The TBR Tag!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 | 2 comments

Thank you to Lisa & Gaby at The Bookish Broads for tagging me!  The TBR Tag is originally hosted/created by Dana Square and A Perfection Called Books
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Tech Talk: Calendars 5 by Readdle

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 | 1 comment


I am a PLANNER.  I have a paper planner, and a computer planner [standard iCal app on Macbook!] but for my iPhone I’m super picky.  I DESPISE the stock Calendar app so I opted for a different one. I have tried many but for me the absolute favorite is Calendars by Readdle.  You get many view options, predictive text, recurring event ability, a task tab, and a widget! To say the least, it is the BEST.  PLUS, my FAVE: COLOR CODING OPTIONS.  YUP.  Major plus!


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Hightlighting: Fall TV Shows

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 | 2 comments


So a WHILE back, I did a post on “When TV Wins“.  A lot of you had a lot to say about when that happens.  So this time around I decided to do a post on some of the shows I’m loving this year, some old favorites and some which are still in what I’ll call… a trial period. Unfortunately, one of my Go-To’s for the year has ALREADY been cancelled [sorry, Manhattan Love Story! I had faith :(]

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Audiobook Roundup: The Nonfiction Edition

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 | 3 comments

This is something I’ve never done before.  But! I have listened to not one but TWO fabulous nonfiction audiobooks lately, and I wanted to share my thoughts on them.  Here are two mini-reviews of two very different audiobooks!


Book One

The Dirty Life

By: Kristin Kimball

This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming-that dirty, concupiscent art and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer.”

Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn. 

Buy Your Audiobook: Audible


 Book Two

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

By: Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

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Thursday Thought: Why Reviews Don’t Get ALL the Love!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 | 10 comments

thurs thought newThis week we’re chatting: Why I believe reviews don’t get as much LOVE as other posts.

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