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The Snow Child

By Eowyn Ivey, A charming fairytale about a girl made of snow

“Like many fairy tales, there are many different ways it is told, but it always begins the same. An old man and an old woman live happily in their small cottage in the forest, but for one sorrow: they have no children of their own. One winter’s day, they build a girl of snow.” The …

           

Christmas Books and Holiday Reading 2018

The holidays are a great time to catch up on reading, ideally with a cup of hot chocolate in hand. (If you’ve never made real hot chocolate — i.e. hot chocolate made from blended/whisked milk and melted chocolate, not just cocoa mix — it’s worth doing at least once! Do it as a treat for …

              

Inspiring Gifts for Women and Girls

Welcome to Part I of The 2018 Book Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide! I knew the first gift guide I wanted to do was for all the great inspirational stuff about awesome women that’s been cropping up. Let’s face it, this has been a tough couple of years. A lot of progress has been made, it’s …

                    

Bad Blood

By John Carreyrou, A thrilling and sensational story of ambition, corporate fraud and deceit

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou tells the story of Theranos, a biotech startup that had a staggering rise to a close to $10 billion valuation and an even more dramatic fall. The very short version of this review: I was really impressed by this book. Being in …