12 Little Musings on the new “Little Women”

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Last night, at 7:55 p.m., my 13-year-old daughter burst into the house from spending most of the day at her grandma's for Mother's Day (I was still recovering from some unholy stomach bug). She was all enthused about some show that had just dropped on Netflix, that we should watch … [Read more...]

Book Crush: Go Weak in the Knees with 10 Swoony Reads

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Presenting 10 swoony, melty, make-you-fizz-like-Prosecco stories, to have and to hold, on this day forward, until you read the last page (but still cherish them forever, til death do you part.) Valentine's Day may not be your cup of heart-feathered cappuccino, but it's a darn good excuse to read. … [Read more...]

Winter Book Crush: Cozy Up to 10 Hot Cocoa Reads

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In the words of the late David Cassidy, "C'mon, get cozy!" Well, he said "happy," but in my book its the same thing. It started snowing today. As a Canadian expat, the sight brings me joy. Yes, I hate the icy roads as much as anyone, but winter is the best time for flat-out coziness. I'm … [Read more...]

Premise Crush: 11 Fall Books that Hooked Me at Hello

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Ahh, there's nothing like a tantalizing book premise, is there? I spent four years after college as a "marketing writer" at a publishing house, where I learned to write "blurbs"--you know, the enticing stuff on the back of the book. Ever since, I've been a fan of good hooks, those premises that … [Read more...]

12 Bold, Bookish Baby/Pet Names for BOYS

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Is your bookshelf an untapped gold mine of fabulous baby or pet names--for a boy? Yes, yes, it is, dear reader! I love nothing more than a baby name list, so I thought it was high time to delve into the brightest and the best naming possibilities from the best-loved books--for BOYS. Some of these … [Read more...]