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Friday, July 29, 2016

J by Howard Jacobson

What was so secretive about a word that started with J that people put fingers across their lips when they said a word that started with J? Then Ailinn Solomons arrives in the village by a sea that laps no other shore. Ailinn and Kevern form a refuge from the commonplace brutality that is the legacy of a historic catastrophe shrouded in suspicion, denial, and apology, simply referred to as WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED. To Ailinn’s guardian, Esme Nussbaum, Ailinn and Kevern are fragile shoots of hopefulness. As this unusual pair’s actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme is determined to keep them together—whatever the cost. Although mistrustful by nature, the two become linked as if they were meant for each other. I didn’t understand this book too well and I couldn’t get into it like I wanted to.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging For Books for this review.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Food With Friends by Leela Cyd

Food With Friends was an exciting book, it has such interesting recipes. That Lemon-Strawberry Tart seems like it would be delicious. It has such beautiful picture and such clear and easy to follow recipes It is well written. If you are looking for something to fix for Breakfast and Brunch, it’s in there. Desserts, it’s in there. Pick up a copy today. You’ll enjoy it. I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.