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[Book Review] Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years (Living as an Expat Series, book 2) by Sharon Bazant

By Sharon Bazant This is the second installment in Bazant’s travel memoirs. This is a prequel to her first book, Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned. In 1991, Bazant, along with her husband and two teenagers, took a “hardship” posting to Islamabad. The book chronicles her family’s five years in Pakistan, adjusting to a new […]

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18 Bookish Mother’s Day Gifts for the Reader in Your Life

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. To help you find the best gifts to give the book lover in your life, I’ve compiled a list of 18 great ideas to get you started. Some of these are favorite products of mine. Some are just fun ideas any mom would be happy to receive. Click […]

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[Book Review] All The Horrors of War by Bernice Lerner

By Bernice Lerner On April 15, 1945, British doctor, Brigadier H. L. Glyn Hughes arrived at Bergen-Belsen. While familiar with the horrors of war, nothing could prepare Brigadier Hughes for what he would see there. Among the sixty thousand living inmates, in the camp, was Rachel Genuth, a fifteen-year-old Jewess who arrived at the camp, […]

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Books I’m Excited to Read in May

Read Along With Me Today, I’m excited to share with you the books I’m looking forward to reading in March. These are the titles that will be appearing in my weekly book review posts throughout the month. What books are on your list this month? I hope you’ll add your suggestions in the comments. Submit […]

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Ilana Zeffren’s Urban Tails hits Kickstarter

Collected for the first time in English, the autobiographical comics are a charming, insightful look at LGBT+ life in Tel Aviv From April 6, Soaring Penguin Press will be running a Kickstarter campaign for the publication of Urban Tails. Beginning in 2006, Ilana Zeffren has chronicled her life as a weekly newspaper comic strip.  Urban […]

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[Book Review] Among the Reeds: The true Story of how a Family survived the Holocaust by Tammy Bottner

By Tammy Bottner Tammy Bottner writes a biography from her grandmother, Melly Bottner’s point of view. As an eighteen-year-old newlywed and new mother, Melly finds the dangers she escaped from in Germany suddenly on her doorstep in Belgium. Bottner tells the story of the unimaginable choices her grandparents were forced to make in order to […]

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An Interview with Author Miriam Drori

Born and raised in London, Miriam Drori has spent most of her life in Jerusalem, where she married and raised three children. She has worked in computer programming and technical writing, and now spends her time writing fiction, reading, hiking, dancing and touring. No bio of Miriam is complete without mention of her passion to […]

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18 Bookish Mother’s Day Gifts for the Reader in Your Life

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. To help you find the best gifts to give the book lover in your life, I’ve compiled a list of 18 great ideas to get you started. Some of these are favorite products of mine. Some are just fun ideas any mom would be happy to receive. Click […]

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[Book Review] Rags of Time: A Thrilling Historical Murder Mystery set in London on the eve of the English Civil War by Michael Ward

By Michael Ward Thomas Tallant returns to England, from India, to find his country mired in turmoil. Conflict between King George I and Parlement is threating to boil over into civil war. But when a rival spice merchant is found brutally murdered, Thomas finds himself at the center of suspicion. While fighting to clear his […]

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[Book Review] Anarchy and Other Lies by Jesse McKinnell

By Jesse McKinnell Jake Anderson is a silverware designer turned vigilante, albeit a reluctant one, living on the fringes of a dying society. Fresh food has become scarce and, what is available, is under ration by the government. Jake finds himself infatuated with Sam. But he soon finds himself becoming less and less committed to […]

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