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Month: July 2016

Review of Hush: A Novel by Kate White

Okay folks, she did it again!  Hush by Kate White is an excellent summer read!!  In this exciting thriller by Kate White, Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief and New York Times bestselling author of the Bailey Weggins mystery series (If Looks Could Kill, A Body to Die For, ’Til Death Do Us Part, Over Her Dead Body, Lethally Blond), a mother of two goes from ordinary New Yorker to victim and detective overnight.  Readers of Laura Lippman and Iris Johansen are sure to find many page-turning thrills in Kate White’s Hush. “Dark, sexy, and smart… A stunningly good read.” — Linda Fairstein,...

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated by Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone illustrated by Jim Kay, was discovered on one of my many adventures to the bookstore.  I stumbled across it by accident because I turned down the wrong aisle, and it is now my new favorite book!  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “coffee table” version with giant color illustrations?  What on earth?  I could not resist finding the nearest chair and sitting down to start looking through this thing of beauty.  Oh my…  In the first 30 seconds, I knew I had to have a copy of this book. I consider myself a pretty...

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Even Jimmy Fallon is Playing Pokémon GO!

Pokémon GO!  A crazy little game that is taking over the world!  Pokémon GO?  Really?  Didn’t Pokémon fall off the “cool list” a few years ago?  Well guess what…it’s right back at the top now with their new app called Pokémon GO.  My son is playing it, my nephews are playing it, our friends are playing it, and now even I’m playing it.  Yes…I said it –  I have downloaded the Pokémon GO app on my phone for me!  Not for my child – I am actually competing against him! What is Pokémon GO? I found a really good description...

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The Greatness of the YETI Tumbler

Okay…a while back when I discovered the plastic Cool Gear tumblers with a straw, I thought I was enjoying one of the greatest things ever.  That is…until my friend gave me my first Yeti Tumbler.  When I received it (as a Christmas gift), I thought “Hmmmm…whatever will I do with this giant metal cup?”  So…I thanked my friend, and put my Yeti on the counter.  Where it sat for about 2 weeks. Then, one day I found myself without a clean Cool Gear plastic tumbler, so I decided I’d give this Yeti thing a try.  Wow!  There are no...

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Photographing Fireworks…A Beginner’s Experience…

So…the 4th of July has come and gone again, and I worked on capturing good shots of fireworks…again.  It’s a lot harder than I thought.  However, this year, I read through several articles before I headed out with my camera to see what I could capture. The first article I read was called How To Photograph Fireworks by Darren Rowse on the Digital Photography School website.  I decided that I’d had enough blurry images of fireworks.  It was time to try something new.  Here are the tips he recommends you think about while photographing fireworks… Use a Tripod Use...

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