Coconuts and Kettlebells Book Review

I've done plenty of reviews on this blog over the years, but never a cookbook review!  I'm super excited to tell y'all about possibly the single most fantastic cookbook out there - because it's so much more than just a cookbook! Noelle Tarr and Stefani Ruper, the authors of the Coconuts and Kettlebells cookbook and … Continue reading Coconuts and Kettlebells Book Review

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Mansfield Park Book and Movie Review

  Much to some of my friends’ chagrin and astonishment, I have never been a fan of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.  I’ve read it at least two or three times in the past (even doing a really good book-discussion led by Maribeth), but nothing could convince me that Mansfield Park had any of the depth, … Continue reading Mansfield Park Book and Movie Review

Coraline

A few years ago, I saw a trailer for the movie Coraline.  The animation was in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a style I dislike with a vengeance.  That 3 minute trailer filled me with enough disgust and loathing to last a lifetime, and for hours I felt as if something evil was … Continue reading Coraline