Posts in category "Books"

Maud Hart Lovelace, your ghost can haunt me any time

Maud Hart Lovelace, your ghost can haunt me any time
When I was a kid, my mom was always recommending books to me, and I was forever ignoring her suggestions. That trend continues to this day, though I’m not sure why. After all, she was the one who turned me on to Maud Hart Lovelace’s books. I remember the day vividly. I was six-years old.... Read more »

Harry Potter divorce? Hermione married the wrong dude

Harry Potter divorce? Hermione married the wrong dude
It’s endearing that J.K. Rowling still likes to talk about the books that made her a household name (and several boatloads of coin). Many authors are anxious to move on or shy away from what brought them to the dance, but not Ms. Rowling. Since the Harry Potter books ended in 2007, she has outed... Read more »

What To Do With Your Kids' Old Books

What To Do With Your Kids' Old Books
A few months ago, I went through my kids’ playroom and tried to get rid of as many old toys as possible. I was ruthless with the puzzles and the teething toys and the rattles and the stuffed animals that had long ago become passé. I dumped a bunch race car tracks that we never... Read more »
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Cooking With Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow's Brownie Recipe That Could

Cooking With Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow's Brownie Recipe That Could
Hi, all! I cooked with Goop again last week, making the chocolate-almond cupcakes that utilize Gwyneth Paltrow’s gluten-free/vegan Brownie Recipe That Could. I don’t know what’s wrong with either me or my ancient stove with the busted temperature dial, because, while these tasted delicious, they came out like raw dough. However, I’m not willing to... Read more »

Cooking With Goop -- Vegan and Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies

Cooking With Goop -- Vegan and Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies
Hi-ho, there! I’ll admit it. I’ve gotten away from my Goop cooking. Many of her recipes are too fussy for weekday afternoons, at least for this lazy housewife. (How’d you like to watch that Bravo show? It’d just be a bunch of doughy ladies in pajama pants, playing Sims and drinking white zinfandel out of... Read more »

7 Reasons Why You Should Read the Game of Thrones Books

7 Reasons Why You Should Read the Game of Thrones Books
The third season of Game of Thrones ended on Sunday; and after the…well, let’s call it the “RW (there are SPOILERS in that link),” more people are talking about the show than ever. It’s time to jump on the bandwagon, and it’s time to read the books. The fourth season premieres on April 17, 2014, so... Read more »
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7 Reasons Why Game of Thrones is Not for Women

7 Reasons Why Game of Thrones is Not for Women
A little bit has been made recently about how Game of Thrones is not for women. Some awesome journalist  wrote about this for Thrillist.  Andrew Daar responded. I’m going to shock you all when I say (as a woman) that I agree 103% with the Thrillist piece. Game of Thrones is simply NOT for ladies.... Read more »

Cooking With Goop: Bummer Bars

Cooking With Goop: Bummer Bars
I’m still cooking with Gwyneth Paltrow…sometimes. I promise. Today I made her “Bummer Bars” from the dessert section of her It’s All Good cookbook. These puppies are made with quinoa flakes (sort of a stinkier substitute for old fashioned oats), flaxseeds, olive oil, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dried fruit, nuts, and some spices. Gwyneth... Read more »

They Say "Write What You Know," But What if You Only Know, Like, Three Things?

They Say "Write What You Know," But What if You Only Know, Like, Three Things?
Over the past three and a half years, I’ve written four novels, all of them in varying states of disrepair. That looks impressive now that I’ve written it, but really, if you saw a few of them, you’d just get sad. Now that I have these four manuscripts, I’ve started to notice some patterns in... Read more »
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Which Books Are on Your "Did Not Finish" List?

Which Books Are on Your "Did Not Finish" List?
A literary agent mentioned on Twitter yesterday that she stopped reading a book because she just didn’t love it. “Just didn’t love it” seems like a pretty broad category. If I stopped reading a book because I just didn’t love it, I’d never finish anything, because I’m a bitter old crone who is incapable of... Read more »