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The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time – Brooke Gladstone

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “American history is picked with ferment, battles and brawls over with is true. But at this moment, the nation seems to waging Civil War over reality itself. It is thrilling to watch, and tough to sit … Continue reading

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Rocks Beat Paper: A Wilson Mystery – Mike Knowles

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “You think winning should make you feel like you want to go to Disneyland…That place is for quarterbacks who win games with rules and referees. That isn’t any kind of place for people like us. The … Continue reading

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Love Runs Deep – Gail Chianese

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Lieutenant Nic Riley is the only girl in a long-time Navy family, and she’s determined to prove herself as seaworthy as her brothers. When she aces training for submarine duty, it calls for a celebration that … Continue reading

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His Fake Alien Fiancé – Patricia Eimer

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Princess Perripraxis not only has to find a fiancé—and fast—she’s has to find one who doesn’t mind that her “no makeup” face has green and purple scales. Otherwise, Daddy Dearest is going to take her back … Continue reading

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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft – Geraldine DeRuiter

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “If you want to be absurdly happy, marry someone you love whom you can spend time with. But most importantly, marry someone who can help you deal with your shit.” Former copywriter and current travel blogger … Continue reading

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Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy – David Daley

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “America is the only major democracy in the world that allows politicians to pick their own voters. And since the 2010 election, the system has been gamed to create an artificial –but foolproof—Republican majority in the … Continue reading

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Mocktails, Punches, and Shrubs: Over 80 Nonalcoholic Drinks to Savor and Enjoy – Vikas Khanna

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Inspired, I embarked on a quest to collect and catalogue as many flavors and scents from foreign cultures as possible. A plethora of tasting experiences provided me with insights on what is mixable, edible, and most … Continue reading

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Buzz- Upcoming release

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I may have arrived without an invitation but I work just like the rest of you do, I pay the same taxes as the rest of you do, and most importantly my boss, or rather, my … Continue reading

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The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen – Alison Cayne

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Haven’s Kitchen, a recreational hands-on cooking school with a café and event space was opened in 2012 in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. They don’t teach off of printed recipes, as the purpose is to “ teach the … Continue reading

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The CEO’s Seduction – Diane Alberts

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Brett Ross managed to avoid the lure of his small town until his best friend decided to fall in love and get married. He knows what he is getting into, coming back here, but what he … Continue reading

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