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Audio Book Review ‘The Last Anniversary’ by Liane Moriarty

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Literature without a clear purpose often disappoints me. Despite an author’s extraordinary storytelling ability, for me, dark novels void of even a quasi-hero are less than satisfactory reading, I cannot seem to shake the feeling that I am somehow missing the point and maybe I am.

Book Review 'The Year of Magical Thinking' by Joan Didion

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Joan Didion was a Renaissance woman in the 60s and 70s, the early days of the subjective literary news penned New Journalism. In effect, this style of reporting embedded the writer, so deeply into the story that the author became part of it. Clearly documented, Ms. Didion’s literature as well as her life exhibited a level of strength few women were brave enough to display in those days. Generally speaking, her work continues to be an important contribution to the changing ideal of the modern women in the United States and Europe.

Book Review 'Freud’s Mistress' by Karen Mack & Jennifer Kaufman

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Sigmund Freud remains the father of modern day psychoanalysis, regardless of his notoriety and contributions, Freud suffered from several addictions from tobacco to cocaine, nevertheless, there is reason to conclude he suffered from another.

Book Review 'Killer, Come Hither' by Louis Begley

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The circumstances beg the reader to examine... What would you be willing or insane enough to risk to avenge the murder of the most important person in your life?

Audio Book Review ‘Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins

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The top-selling psychological thriller for 2015 is none other than Paula Hawkins’  TheGirl on the Train. In a genre historically dominated by men Paula Hawkins among other notable female writers are moving in and they are not sitting at the back of the train.

Yosemite: A Bird's-Eye View

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With an eye in the sky, this drone video by Falcon Media Solutions, provides a stunning look at the gorgeous nature America proudly preserves and protects at Yosemite National Park.

Book Review ‘The Stranger’ by Harlan Coben

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The internet is a scary frontier and not a day goes by that we do not learn of a negative incident involving the web.

Decadent Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Divine Chocolate & Almond Gluten-Free Cake
1 cup whipping cream 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar 10 squares( 1oz each) unsweetened chocolate 6 squares( 1oz each) semisweet chocolate 6 eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup strong coffee 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup sliced almonds


Book Review ‘Baltimore Blues’ by Laura Lippman

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Tess Monoghan is ritualistic, quirky, and unrefined, not quite as brash as Janet Evonovich’s, Stephanie Plum, but, a strong no fuss female who finds comfort in searching out the negative in everything and everyone. In Tess’s world, all this, combines with her clever, observant qualities, and equals an entertaining character.

Book Review ‘The Way of Men’ by Jack Donovan

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Is the author, crazy, extreme or realistic? How important is the traditional male role? Is masculinity critical? Is there a tribal instinct that drives heterosexual men to strive to impress one another rather than women?

Gluten Free Cauliflower Fried Rice with Red Curry

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Considered a super-food by experts, cauliflower packs a bunch of benefits that few foods can top. One of the best benefits is its versatility.

Book Review ‘The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story’ by Megan Chance

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Winter’s nights are long and it’s only natural to pull out a good ghost story to set the mood and this Venetian ghost story does the job, well.

Healthy Gluten Free Pancakes

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The recipe base consists of only two ingredients and both are super healthy.

Book Review ‘The Neon Lawyer’ by Victor Methos

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If you enjoyed John Grisham’s, The Rainmaker, you’ll like The Neon Lawyer.
However, I would be remiss if I did not warn; unlike Grisham’s, the crime against the child in The Neon Lawyer is disturbing and gruesome, but please understand it is detailed, briefly.

Springtide: A 2-Ingredient Gluten Free Healthy Beverage

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For the most part, commercially processed and packaged yogurt is of late a disappointing disaster for the health conscious consumer.

Audio Book Review ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

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Critics love this novel, named book of the year by several literary entities, it is a winner. I wish I liked the story, but I don’t.