Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?
We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.
Releases for the week of December 28th include THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry, in which an individual has unearthed a secret that calls into question the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, and it's up to Cotton Malone to learn the truth; LAST ONE HOME, an inspiring stand-alone novel from Debbie Macomber about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love; and MADEMOISELLE CHANEL, C. W. Gortner's work of fiction that imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel --- the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and become one of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th century.
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Releases for the weeks of December 14th and 21st include THE PRESIDENT'S SHADOW, the third book in Brad Meltzer's political thriller series, Culper Ring (following THE INNER CIRCLE and THE FIFTH ASSASSIN); THE POCKET WIFE, a psychological thriller from Susan Crawford in which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend; and I'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS, a memoir by Pat O'Brien, who reveals the highs and lows of the life of a radio and TV broadcaster, spent sharing the mic with the world's rich and famous while battling an infamous public scandal and demons that nearly killed him.
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Releases for the week of December 7th include THE SKELETON ROAD by Val McDermid, a gripping stand-alone novel about a cold case that links back to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s; THE GIRL FROM HUMAN STREET, in which award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen tracks his family’s story of repeated upheaval, four generations of wandering from pre-Shoah Lithuania to apartheid-era South Africa, and then to England, the United States and Israel; and HER BRILLIANT CAREER by Rachel Cooke, an exuberant group biography that follows 10 women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved the way for feminism and laid the foundation of modern women's success.
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Releases for the week of November 30th include FACEOFF, an unprecedented collaboration edited by David Baldacci in which 23 of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters --- such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Lincoln Rhyme --- in an 11-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers; THE BODY SNATCHERS AFFAIR, book three in Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini's Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series set in 1890s San Francisco; and THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos, a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances and the redemptive power of love.
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Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing.
Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
I love to cook, though Thanksgiving dinner is not my favorite to prepare as I prefer meals where there are not “should have” items on the menu, like turkey. Therefore, I was really happy to get my hands on SIMPLY NIGELLA for some cookbook reading; I can read cookbooks like novels for inspiration. Immediately I made the Brocamole that you see above, which is made with broccoli and avocado as ingredients. I know --- not a combo that you would consider, but trust me, it’s really terrific! I also marked the Porcini Mushroom Parsnips for the Thanksgiving feast.