(1) A to Z Stories of Life and Death by D Biswas
What is it about? Twenty-six A to Z stories, based on the twenty-six letters of the
alphabet, question our moral compass: How do you judge a teacher toying
with the sexuality of her teenaged student? A boy who decides to murder
his mother? What thoughts rage inside a pedophile serial killer before
he shoots himself? They challenge the concepts of beauty, truth, and
morality, by revealing the face of the other side.
What did I think? This book was created during our special A to Z Blogging Challenge created by our friend Arlee Bird. It contains 26 short stories that are amazing starting with a woman's dilemma with snails. Each story is unique and a bit off the wall. It makes me want to do a similar concept for next year's challenge.
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(2) Rapid Recipes for Writers... and Other Busy People by Marsha Ward and Kay Gibson
What is it about? 31 Quick and Easy Recipes: One new thing to eat each day for a month.
Your family will never suspect that you've been slaving over a hot
keyboard all day long if you spring these quick and yummy dishes on them. This
compilation of quick and easy recipes originated when the editor of a
small magazine, Marsha Ward, asked her regular writers to submit their
favorite easy recipes to be published in chapbook form. "Rapid Recipes
for Writers...And Other Busy People" was first published in the mid
What did I think? I love it! None of the recipes are extreme, containing ingredients Martha Steward hasn't heard of. And they look good. I haven't tried all the recipes but there are beef and chicken and even easy desserts.
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Clockwise by Elle Strauss
What is it about? Boy watching with her best friend would be enough excitement for fifteen year old Casey Donovan. She doesn't even mind life at the bottom of the Cambridge High social ladder, if only she didn’t have this other much bigger problem. Unscheduled trips to the nineteenth century!
When Casey gets talked into going to the Fall Dance, the unthinkable happens--she accidentally takes Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time.
Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just ‘brotherly’ protectiveness?
When they return to the present things go back to the way they were before: Casey at the bottom of the social totem pole and Nate perched on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her little brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.
Which of course, she does.
What did I think? First of all, what a cool cover! I don't really know the last time I read a YA novel like this. It's not really my typical genre and I wouldn't really describe this novel as chicklit. However, it's very well written. I liked it a lot. Although the main character was young and it took me awhile to remember what my life was like so, so, so long ago, I eventually found myself "getting" her. I rooted for the two main characters. Also, because this novel took the reader back in time, you learn a lot about history and what life was like for both young men and women during a Civil War. Pick it up now!
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