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Mystery Bookstore is that local gem of a bookstore that you just know and love. It's a special place where you know the other patrons as well as the staff. It's that place that provokes idea and conversation. It's, well, a lot like home. And a lot like school, and a lot like all of these special places combined into one beautiful bookstore.
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This month's book of the month "Catching the Great Ride" - By Norm Tidwell. It is a special edition from our 80's goodie bag of great old reads. It will contrast nicely to the Norwegian crime novel we featured last month. Catching the Great Ride is a non-fiction account of a man who moved across the country in search of love. After packing up his entire life into a few measly boxes, he contacted long distance moving companies and embarked on a move all the way from a small town in Kansas to New York City. A man is faced with overwhelming grief from leaving friends and family behind and is destined to move to a new town and make it on his own. Against the odds, this man moved across the country on his own and battled internal and external struggles along the way.
Our June book of the month comes at the perfect time, as people start contemplating the dreaded summer moving season. In this self-help book of sorts, professional organizer, Marie Kondo, guides readers through the process of decluttering their homes, and in the process, their minds and souls too. Before you know it, you'll be shedding the weight of all those excess boxes of ill-fitting clothes and worn out momentos you've been toting around for the last 10 years. Less clutter means less to move if you find yourself relocating this summer. Find out why moving companies nationwide are shuddering at the mere mention of this New York Times Best Seller!
There’s a reason New York City consistently makes the list for top travel destinations: it has a world class food scene, entertainment at every turn, and loads of culture. Romanticized in a number of films and novels, the City That Never Sleeps has something for every traveler. Summer might be winding down, but there are still enough weekends left to book some last minute travel to this iconic destination, or at least read our August Book(s) of the Month, which are themed around, yes you guessed it, The Big Apple:
Last month, after reading a raving Blue Apron review, we decided to give the meal delivery service a go. Now we’re hooked. Not only do we get to skip sitting in the Mopac gridlock to get to the grocery store, but Blue Apron has also inspired us to start eating fresh and healthy again with innovative recipes and dummy-proof directions. On days we don’t have a pre-planned meal, we love flipping through the predecessor to glossy step-by-step recipe cards and online cooking videos, The Joy of Cooking. This delightful cookbook has graced the kitchens of American homes since 1931, teaching amateur chefs the basic and finer points of cooking. Arguably one of the cookbooks ever written, it was penned by Irma Rombauer, a grieving homemaker in St. Louis who pursued her passion for cooking after her husband committed suicide. Rombauer’s unique, witty voice makes her relatable and lovable, as she teaches readers everything from how to properly separate eggs to how to whip up perfect, fluffy buttermilk pancakes. It was buried in the pages of The Joy of Cooking that famed American chef Julia Child got her start, learning the fundamentals of a hobby that would later propel her to renown. If The Joy of Cooking isn’t yet a part of your cooking library, it’s well worth the investment.
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