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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

Red Planet Blues. Robert J. Sawyer

Reading "Red Planet Blues" gave me the blues, too

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You cant track someone when you dont know what body hes using. Your quarry could look like anybody his real self, some video star, your sibling… Alex Lomax, the best private eye in New Klondike, Mars (mostly because hes the only one) had a foolproof system: He killed them all and let God sort them…Read more

Stanley 3/32-inch Tip Cushion Grip Nail Set

Get Ready. Get Set. Nail!

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If youve ever done finish carpentry by hand, you probably have an assortment of nail sets in your toolbox. Theyre essential to hand carpentry because they're how you countersink a finish nail without leaving hammer dents everywhere.Read more

Saturn Run. John Sandford and Ctein

Sandford and Ctein take the fun out of science fiction

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John Sandford, author of twenty-seven Prey and eight Virgil Flowers novels, joins forces with scifi luminary Ctein to write Saturn Run .  Fans of Sandford expecting to find a version of Lucas Davenport in a space suit have been disappointed, since theres neither a serial killer nor a detective in…Read more

Unseen. Karin Slaughter

"Unseen" by Karin Slaughter: Dr. Linton seems… irrational

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Macon, Georgia, was hoppin the other night, Lena Adams was, as usual, in the middle of it all. Jared, Lenas husband, Jared, was shot in the back. Adams offed one of the attackers and was about to kill a second with a claw hammer when Will Trent stopped the action.Read more

NOS4A2 Joe Hill

Joe Hill’s NOS4A2: slow beginning, weird ending – the rest is great!

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At age eight, "Vic" McQueen discovered she had a talent when she bicycled across an abandoned covered bridge. What appeared at the other end wasn't the opposite bank of the river; it was where her Mom had lost her bracelet that same morning.Read more

Evanger's Classic Recipes Cooked Chicken Wet dog food

It’s Kosher for your observant canine, but be prepared for the flatulence

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We know our blonde Lab isnt Jewish shes a Texas native, so shes probably Baptist. On the other hand, our rescue pooch came to us with no history, so when Rosh Hashanah rolled around we decided to give him some nice Kosher chicken for his daily canned-food treat.Read more

Cooked : A Natural History of Transformation. Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan returns in “Cooked,” with a lot on his mind: it’s food for thought

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Lots of people write about food, too many of them self-proclaimed foodies who prefer their cuisine edgy. But not everyone's eats trendy: some writers investigate nutrition, not fashion.Read more