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Once a Crooked Man. David McCallum

You'll never look at Ducky Mallard the same way again.

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Harry Murphy was on his way from an audition spoiler alert: he didnt get the part when he ducked into a Chinese restaurant in hopes of emptying his bursting bladder. No such luck, so he used the wall in the alley outside instead.Read more

Rockwell Sonicrafter RK5140K Oscillating Multitool Kit

The tool I needed was already in my workshop for once

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Id spent a couple of hours trying to pull up vinyl flooring with a heat gun and a scraper before I remembered that Id received an oscillating multitool a couple of Christmases ago. The 3-amp Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 didnt make short work of the job, but it sure as heck made it faster!Read more

The Magicians. Lev Grossman

You say you've outgrown Harry Potter? Meet Quentin Coldwater and "The Magicians"

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Their favorite J. K. Rowling, who wrote the uber-popular Harry Potter series of YA novels, is now one of the richest women in the world right up there with Oprah, were told. If thats true, then Lev Grossman is headed for the same stratospheric income-tax bracket.Read more

Simply Nourish Chicken Stew Wet Cat Food

My cat’s favorite Sunday dinner: Simply Nourish Chicken Stew

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You have a cat, so you know that kitty only likes only what kitty wants to like. My cats most picky about her canned food, so Im always on the lookout for new brands. She's especially fond of the foods in PetSmarts Simply Nourish line, their  premium food.Read more

Weird Indiana. Mark Marimen, James A. WIllis, Troy Taylor

Interesting sites to explore, but this book needs a map

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When you move to a new town or state, exploring your surroundings should probably be high on your new to-do list, at least once youve finished moving in.  If youre not content with the usual tourist sites museums, amusement parks, parks perhaps you should look into the Weird U.S. series.Read more

Kettle Moraine Cedar Tail Prop Suet Bird Feeder

We've got woodpeckers galore!

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Our backyard birdfeeders have been attracting quite a wide variety of birds, which is great fun for us since we can watch the activity from the kitchen all day long. Since our yard is partially in a small woodlot with several dead trees (darned emerald ash borers!), there are plenty of woodpeckers.Read more

The Boyfriend. Thomas Perry

Perry's new character is as relentless as Jane Whitefield

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Meet Jack Till, retired homicide cop turned PI. Jacks latest case? To find the man who killed his clients daughter, a murder the local cops have shrugged off because Catherine Hamilton was… shall we say… a working girl.Read more

Danielle Crunchy Pumpkin Chips

At best they're ho-hum, but some think they're disgusting

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Danielle's Crunchy Pumpkin Chips are not, frankly, something that would ordinarily end up in my shopping cart; but I received these (along with other stuff) in a "white elephant" holiday gift exchange.Read more

Avenue of Mysteries. John Irving

Irving treads old ground in "Avenue of Mysteries "

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John Irvin returns with Avenue of Mysteries , but is his latest novel a hit or a miss? I lean towards miss, myself.Juan Diego Guerreros life has been eventful, at least at the beginning and the end. He was born in Oaxaca, Mexico where he lived in the town dump with his younger sister Lupe.Read more

Armstrong TinTile Tin-Look Ceiling Tile

Give your ceilings a vintage look the DIY way: Tin-Look Ceiling TIles

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Our house was built in 1895, back when substance was more important than style. The old girl was rock-solid with a subtle beauty: there corbels under all four balconies and the front porch had a curving overhang to one side.Read more