Gadget Gifts for the Kitchen

Cool and crazy kitchen stuff makes for some fun gift giving especially when there is someone on our list who loves to spend time in the kitchen. Gadgets and gizmos that will assist them in preparing food, that may not be something they would get for themselves and yet they are actually very handy to have. Personally, I don’t think one can have enough utensils in a kitchen but that may just be me. Sometimes it is just fun to give a gag gift that either works or makes someone smile when they see it.

Want to see some ideas for your gift giving needs? You might even find something you want to gift to yourself.

Featured Kitchen Gadget: Red Soap Dispensing Sink Brush [click to continue…]

Best Historical Romances set in the Regency Era – available for Kindle

Historical Regency Romance Novels have a built in tension that no modern novel can have: all that suspense because without touching (let alone x-rated action) it’s all about manners, feelings, words, social customs and hindrances… Personally I like my romance novels clean like that, so this list reflects that. Don’t think though that this means these are all CHRISTIAN romances. Those are included here too though. 

On this page I feature both the classic Jane Austen and more modern authors like Georgette Heyer and Candice Hern.

The quintessential regency romance novelist is Jane Austen, but since she wrote about the people of her time she is not what you’d call a ‘historical’ romance novelist. Still, I’ve listed her works here because they really are genius. It’s no wonder they’ve been turned into movies and reworked countless times. I think she’s funny as well as very observant of people. [click to continue…]

Best authors of Clean Romantic Novels

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Romance book authors – historic and modern day, contemporary and classic I’m a sucker for a clean (not too steamy) romance novel on a cold afternoon. I’m also an avid reader and can read two or three on one day (when I’m really spoiling myself). The result is that I’ve read a lot of romantic […]

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Christian Easter Books For Kids: Catholic and Protestant

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Easter is a time for chocolate bunnies and jellybeans, right? Well, partly, but wouldn’t it be nice to instill a love of learning and reading in your kids’ Easter baskets too? You can! Below is a carefully curated list of wonderful Easter books for children of all ages. From toddlers to older kids, there is […]

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Best Cancer Movies Ever

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Cancer Featured in Films – our top picks It is the diagnosis that none of us want to hear and yet it effects all of us in some way. The makers of movies and films have incorporated cancer into movies for several decades now and they can be helpful in different ways. Although none of […]

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Toy Stocking Stuffers for kids Christmas 2014

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Stocking Stuffers For Toddlers To Teens Are you looking for some toy stocking stuffers this year to add to your gift giving? Finding something that is small enough to fit in the Christmas stocking and age appropriate takes a little shopping. I have created a list of ideas for you that covers ages from toddlers to […]

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Empires of the Silk Road, Christopher I. Beckwith

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As a student of Indian history, philosophy and religion, the wider context of Asian culture fascinates me. How do all those cultures relate to each other? What does the famous Silk Road have to do with anything? Aryans came from central Asia to become the prominent Brahman sect in India – but where did they […]

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Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America’s Most Public Family

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As a non-American, I did not grow up on ‘The Kennedy’s’. However, nobody can escape their myth completely. This book looks at the wives of the prominent Kennedy brothers, and their mother Rose. As we move through the generations, I found that the description on the back of Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America’s […]

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Martin Meredith: The State of Africa

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A history of 50 years of Independence in Africa A thorough historical, economical and political look at all the nations of Africa over the past 50 odd years. From dictators to AIDS/HIV, from disappointed hopes to fears of the future… realistic, scary and insightful. In my opinion this is THE book to read about where Africa […]

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Wiccan Spiritual Books for Children

Raising Children in Wicca It can be a tough job to teach the kids complex concepts and philosophies. Most people who have experienced this situation recommend including kids in rituals, sharing your knowledge of Wicca, and in general being creative. Spiritual Books for kids based on the principles of Wicca and explaining Wiccan concepts are […]

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