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Ship of Fools

A Book About Current Politics For People On Neither Side  Tucker Carlson Being a millennial growing up in Washington DC and going through college here has left me with a fair amount of scars and a general hatred for politics, Republican, Democrat, or otherwise. Hard core followers on both sides seem to equate their political stances, and the subsequent tirades, as something akin to “the only true religion.” On the one hand, one of my degrees was in journalism, which ostensibly taught about objectivity but spent more classes bashing Fox news than actually teaching me how to write and avoid [...]

February 20th, 2019|Tags: |

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

Old Houses, Hidden Secrets Author: M.C. Beaton Number 14 in the ongoing Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series, Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House is filled with very human spooks, failed romances, and evidence destroying hijinks from our one and only Aggie. Still smarting over her ex-neighbor and now ex-husband, the cold fish known as James Lacey, Agatha is trying out the simplicity of village life again. No more PR promos, no more work, just finally retirement and acceptance. That’s until a new, dishy, and equally disastrous romance prospect, married to boot, moves in next door. Throw in boredom, Agatha’s usual [...]

February 11th, 2019|Tags: |

Do Not Become Alarmed

Missing, Presumed . . . Author: Maile Meloy In a world where the biggest concern is what the cruise buffet is serving - where lost children only mean they're wandering around an expensive luxury boat - the unthinkable happens. Cousins Liv and Nora plan the perfect vacation - time away from the stress of meal planning and the stultifying, successful upper middle class life to somewhere exotic. A trip in style with that deliciously artificial cadence of no responsibilities. When the boat docks in the wilds of an unnamed country reminiscent of Costa Rica, however, the fake low-key cruise world [...]

January 3rd, 2019|Tags: |