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Sweetheart. Chelsea Cain

Literature's most Toxic Relationship Returns in Chelsea Cain's "Sweetheart"

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Although serial killers are as common as dirt in fiction, most of the bloodthirsty ghouls are male. This, I suppose, is backed up by statistics: there are more Teds, Dennises, John Waynes, Davids, and Jeffreys out there than there are Aileens, The fatal femme is fairly rare in crime fiction, too;…Read more

NordicTrack Elite 13.1 Elliptical

You'll want to avoid this elliptical, and probably this company as well

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Since we couldnt go outside to exercise last winter, we went looking for some exercise equipment, specifically an elliptical. Dicks sells the Sole brand, but they dont have any display models, so we chose the NordicTrack Elite 13.1 Elliptical (model 24055.0 ) that Sears sells.Read more

Trace. Patricia Cornwell

Scarpetta comes partway back in "Trace"

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The last time we checked, Kay Scarpetta JD, MD, FACP, etc., had been run off from a job she loved the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia and reduced to trolling morgues as a mercenary pathologist.Read more

Kohler K-4636 Quiet Close Toilet Seat

No more BANG! in our bathroom

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Have you ever trained a five-year-old boy to use the potty? If you have, then you know exactly what I mean when I talk about the BANG! in the bathroom. Little (and not so little) boys (and girls) have a tendency to let that toilet seat slam down instead of gently lowering it back to the porcelain.Read more

Sharp Objects. Gillian Flynn

Yes, there was a Gillian FLynn novel before Gone Girl!

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Sharp Objects , Gillian Flynn's debut novel, is more than just a serial-killer mystery, more than merely another psychological thriller. It's a little of both that also manages at times to be wickedly humorous; at times to be scathing commentary on the role of women in our society.Read more

OXO Softworks Turkey Baster

An OK baster that takes some getting used to

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When turkey day rolled around, I learned that my super-neat baster had somehow been crushed in the gadget drawer, so I made an emergency trip for a new one. I found this OXO Softworks Turkey Baster for the surprisingly high price of $14.99 (the only other one was even more) and brought it home.Read more

Toshiba 32L310U18 32-inch LED Television

I would have liked to like this TV

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While in temporary housing, we found ourselves TV-less. Now wanting to miss the big game, we quickly chose a small, 32-inch television (LED, 720p) from Best Buy and brought it "home." It was easy to set up and, once hooked to an amplified antenna, seemed to provide a good picture and decent enough…Read more

Retribution. Anderson Harp

Harp's second Will Parker thriller is a bit on the snoozy side

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When the Cold War sputtered and came to a halt, espionage thriller writers found themselves scrambling for new plotlines. A few ignored the change and some began writing historical fiction, but many moved the spying from politics to corporate espionage.Read more

Oryx and Crake. Margaret Atwood

Atwood's Vision of a Future is Even More Depressing than the Present

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There's something about staring mortality in the face, whether personally or as a species, that humans find fascinating. That's probably why the apocalypse in all its forms is a scifi staple.Read more

Louis Garneau X-Lite Bicycle Helmet

Garneau X-Lite road cycling helmet: accent on the lite

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Helmets dont last forever, so when my road helmet developed cracks in its skin, I picked a Louis Garneau X-lite Helmet to protect my skull out on the streets. Its a darned fine helmet. Garneau says the X-Lite is the lightest helmet on the road.Read more