Hightlighting: Fall TV Shows

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 | 1 comment

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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!

Buy Your Audiobook Audible


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

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 | 9 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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Playlist Factory: The Fall Fiasco 2014

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 | 1 comment

playlistfactoryfallYou didn’t think Betty and I abandoned you did you?  PSH.  Nah!  We are only doing seasonal & random Playlist Factory posts though!

 First Up some music, that is why you’re here right?? But then Betty and I are gonna take you through what some our favorite fall things are!

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Review: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 | 6 comments

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By: Caroline Kepnes

Love hurts…

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . .

Buy Your Copy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

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Tech Talk: Out of Milk App Tutorial / Review

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 | 6 comments

TECH TALKToday we are going to delve into the app Out of Milk which is my FAVORITE Grocery List app/ deal finder! For the first time EVER I broke out the big kahuna to film this video, so you all better watch in HD! 

[See everything on my iPhone, here]

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Your Guide To: A Not So Scary, BUT Thrilling October

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | 16 comments

 

 

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Firstly, thanks to Hannah for this post idea, and also again to her, for participating and doing her own little section at the end of this post!  Today you get some thrillers/suspense/paranormal reads from both YA and Adult genres.  These are guaranteed to leave you a little bit frightened, but NOT scare the pants off you by any means!  They give you just a bit of the CREEPINESSS factor with ALL the Halloween read appeal!

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