Thursday

Fire Up Your Fiction by Jodie Renner

Fire up Your Fiction: An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling StoriesFire up Your Fiction: An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Stories by Jodie Renner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sure, most of what is in here has been said before, but hey, there's not much new under the sun, and, the author brings her own expertise and style to the mix; so I think it's a book writers should have on their desk, especially when they are going through the revision process.
Time richly spent.
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Strong is the New Skinny: By Jennifer Cohen and Stacey Colino

Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your PowerStrong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power by Jennifer Cohen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great workouts, lots of solid information, and a nice attitude that focuses more on overall strength and health than on losing weight. A nice switch from the usual weight loss book.
Time richly spent.
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Saturday

Book Review: Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, Perfected by Tyler Florence

Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, PerfectedInside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, Perfected by Tyler Florence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome job on this one!
Tons of helpful tips and fabulous, easy to follow recipes. And I adore the format of this, like a journal. Makes you feel like you're taking a peek inside Tyler's own personal notebook.
Time yummily spent.
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Tuesday

Book Review: Make Money, Think Rich by Dale Buckner

Make Money, Think RichMake Money, Think Rich by Dale Buckner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well written, easy to understand, encouraging and empowering. Let go of ancient survival mentalities and learn to think rich. Read the book and save yourself some costly mistakes in your financial planning.
Time richly spent.

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Sunday

Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani

Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite DinosaursDraw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a cute book! As an artist myself, I can tell you that the instructions are really good, but they're easy enough that even my little boy was able to do some pretty accurate drawings using the book. And there's lot of interesting information about dinosaurs waved throughout the book, as well.
Time well spent in this book.

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The Valley by Will Thwaite

The ValleyThe Valley by Will Thwaite
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really well plotted, engaging right from the start. Compelling main character. A pleasure to read. Time well spent.

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The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey

The Devil Walks in MattinglyThe Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really got into this story. There's a dark mood that sets the stage nicely for this story of mystery, secrets, and forgiveness. Hugely engaging, will keep you flipping those pages. And satisfied at the end. Time richly spent.

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The River is Dark by Joe Hart

The River Is DarkThe River Is Dark by Joe Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Joe Hart! His books never disappoint.
The River is Dark took me in on the first page, and kept me hooked throughout. Compelling, dark and spooky. Good stuff. Time richly spent.

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The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly

The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker, #12)The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say? His books are always good and this one is no exception. Engaging, scary story with characters that are anything but predictable.
Time well spent.

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