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Songs without Words: A Novel by Ann Packer
Songs without Words: A Novel

Snarlyreader, January 2, 2008

I really wanted to like this. The truth is, it's pretty boring. The only interesting character in the book is Liz's daughter. Nothing happens with any of the other characters, literally nothing. Her son goes to school, her husband goes to work. Liz is a typical mother and Sarabeth, her best friend, is annoying and whiny.

I like Ann Packer and had high hopes for this book. It starts out with promise, but it doesn't really go anywhere.
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One Mississippi by Mark Childress
One Mississippi

Snarlyreader, January 2, 2008

This is written from the point of view of a teenage boy growing up in small town Mississippi. The kid's family is odd, and his friends are odd, but the more you read, the more you learn, and the more you like them.

The ending was a bit out of left field, but on the whole, a good read.


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Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes, from Bari to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes, from Bari to Big Stone Gap

Snarlyreader, October 4, 2007

It's a cookbook as much as it is a history of her childhood and family. Adriana gives fantastic recipes from both of her grandmothers while telling stories that correspond with the recipes.

Good read, REALLY good Italian recipes and plenty of photos. It's the kind of cookbook you can pick up and browse anytime for an interesting read. But it's also handed-down family recipes that you know will be great.
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Nestle Toll House Best-Ever Cookies by Nestle
Nestle Toll House Best-Ever Cookies

Snarlyreader, September 28, 2007

If you enjoy baking, particularly cookies and bars: Get. This. Book.
Nice big 8 1/2 by 11 book (240 pages) with one recipe per page. Many color photos throughout the book so you have an idea of the end result. So many eye-catching photos, in fact, that we had a hard time deciding what to make first. Rocky Road Bars, Chocolate Macaroon Bars, or Chocolate Almond Biscotti?(I'm so excited about this book.)

Oddly, there are also chapters on pies, breads and other desserts, but the bulk of the book is cookies. Do yourself a favor for the Holiday season and order this book and then dive into your baking!
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World of Pies by Karen Stolz
World of Pies

Snarlyreader, September 25, 2007

Get a taste of life in a small town. Follow Roxanne's life story as she grows up. It's a pretty quick read, not fascinating in the way you can't put down, but pretty good.
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