Tag Archives: Recommendations

Book Review: Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks

Book Review: Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks When I first saw the synopsis for Little Gale Gumbo, it caught my interest on a couple of different levels. First of all, it’s a journey story, and those are always interesting. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Banned Books Week

Yes… I’m aware that Banned Books Week officially ended Saturday, but it was a weekend of birthday celebrations. My grandson’s then … mine! So I got a little sidetracked. Without further ado… We are  wrapping up Banned Books Week by … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week- Day 2

Hello everyone! We are into Day 2 of Banned Books Week 2011 and the Banned Books Read–Out.For our Facebook followers, we have an open event going on all this week:  Simple Pleasures Banned Books Week Read-Out! Follow this link to … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week at Simple Pleasures

An annual event that Simple Pleasures has made a point of participating in every year is Banned Books Week . Running from Saturday,  September 24th to October 1st, this event is sponsored by  American Booksellers Association;American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; … Continue reading

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Review: Richmond Macabre- Nightmares From the River City

 Book Review : Richmond Macabre- Nightmares From the River City edited by Beth Brown & Phil Ford –  Cover art by Noah Scalin     When most think of cities with a dark, haunted history Richmond, Virginia does not leap … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood

Book Review: The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood I’ve been a long time fan of Julie Garwood’s novels. From the sweeping historical sagas  set in the Scottish Highlands, Regency England, or the American West to her suspense-filled contemporary crime dramas. … Continue reading

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A Very Special Author Event: Club Read

We recently heard about a wonderful author event being held this fall and wanted to share it with our readers, especially those in the Virginia area.  The event is being held in Huddelston, Virginia at the Mariners Landing Resort on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson

Book Review: The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson In The Reservoir John Milliken Thompson dusts off an old Richmond murder case and with meticulous care and some gifted storytelling brings a tragic tale of more than a century ago to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Basic to Brilliant,Y’all by Virginia Willis

Simple Pleasures Book Review: Basic to Brilliant, Y’all (150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company)  by Virginia Willis   This is a bit of a new experience for me. We have never reviewed a cookbook … Continue reading

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Book Review: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman

Simple Pleasures Book Review: Next to Love by Ellen Feldman When I first read the synopsis for Ellen Feldman’s novel Next to Love, I will admit to having a personal interest in the subject matter and perspective. In the book, … Continue reading

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