Book Reviews

A Year of No Sugar, A Beautiful Mess, and more (What I’ve been reading!)

April 7, 2014
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I seem to have been reading blue books lately: We’ll start from the top. Year of No Sugar I received a review copy of Year of No Sugar (by Eve Schaub) and sort of reluctantly started reading it.  See, I don’t eat TONS of sugar, but I do have some every day, and I feel […]

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What Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook should you give?

December 9, 2013
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A reader emailed me the other day asking for a Cook’s Illustrated cookbook gifting recommendation, and while I have a lot of reviews sprinkled around my blog, they’re not really in one handy spot! So, I thought I’d do a little roundup. In case you didn’t already know this, I am an enormous fan of […]

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What I’m reading right now

October 30, 2013

I always love it when other people share what they’re reading, so every now and then, I do the same. Here’s what I’m currently working through: I’ll just start at the top of the pile. Frugal Isn’t Cheap is written by a CPA, and the book is borne out of her experiences helping people get […]

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More Materialism, Not Less

October 9, 2013

There’s a post that’s been rattling around in my brain for a year or two on this topic, but for some reason, I’ve never sat down to type it up. But now that I finished Happy Money, I’ve moved on to Saved, which I’d had on hold at the library. (It’s sort of funny that […]

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Happy Money

October 7, 2013

I’m not quite sure how I ended up getting this book from the library….maybe one of you suggested it? Or maybe I got a PR email about it and decided to get the book from the library instead of getting a review copy. At any rate, after I picked it, I managed to read it […]

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What I’ve been reading of late

September 11, 2013

First, some books. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture (by Ellen Ruppel), was sort of like Overdressed, except that it had a much broader focus. I thought it was very interesting to read about the history of cheap products…basically how we got into the mess we’re in now. Ruppel also addressed some of the […]

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