“Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

Agnieszka loves her valley home. She loves her quiet life in her quiet village with her family and neighbors who she’s seen every day for as long as she can remember.  But there has always been something dark hovering over this idyllic life – the corrupted Wood that has a twisted mind of its own […]

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One-Pot Paleo by Jenny Castaneda

Life is busy! We all want to eat healthy food, but after coming home from a long day at work, not everyone has the time or energy to spend an hour chopping vegetables and searing meat, only to have to wash multiple pots and pans! One-Pot Paleo is brimming with easy to make, healthy recipes […]

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The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” by W. Bruce Cameron

Ruddy McCann’s life is going downhill — not that it was so great before. He was once the hero of his high school football team, but a tragic mistake in his youth set him on the path of disgraced obsolescence.  He had resigned himself to a quiet life of being a repo man while trying […]

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“If the Oceans Were Ink…” by Carla Power

 In “If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran”, Carla Power, an American journalist who describes herself as a secular feminist, tells about her studies of the Quran with Sheikh Mohammed Akram Nadwi, a scholar of Islam, “extremist quietist”, Oxford teacher, and longtime friend. Some of […]

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Rachel’s Top Picks of 2015

Can you believe 2015 is almost over?! I read a TON of books this year (over 100!) and wanted to share with you some of my faves! I’ve split them into novel and graphic novel and they’re listed in no particular order. Novels   The Martian by Andy Weir I LOVED this book and also the […]

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