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Think Like a Chef - Tom Colicchio Review
review by Timothy Erdmann
Probably one of my favorite cookbooks. While containing some recipes, it's not exactly a cookbook. It's more of a series of lessons on cooking procedures you can apply to many dishes. The most stra...
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The Best Banned Books
article by happyhealthyhip
These books have been banned at some point in time and yet include some essential stories that I think make them extremely noteworthy. I own many of these and plan to encourage my kids to read at s...
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Graphic Novels
article by Sondra
Books with pictures tell stories in ways words cannot. These are great graphic novels for those who are transitioning from picture books to middle grade novels, along with a few for adults only.   ...
Adult coloring books gift guide
The Ultimate Gift List for the Coloring Book Lover in Your Life
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article by Lea
Adult coloring books are not going anywhere, in fact, every time I walk into the bookstore (I try to keep Barnes & Noble in business), there's always a table or front display of new coloring bo...
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20 Books on my Winter Reading List
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article by Autumn Handy
Everyone knows I would have a full library if I could find the space for one. I have always had books everywhere. Thankfully, these days I have a Kindle paperwhite, which really does keep the books...
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Full of Emotions...Fun Items Featuring the Cute Characters from Inside Out
article by happyhealthyhip
Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Which is your favorite character from Disney Pixar's Inside Out?                                       ...
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Hilarious Collection of ABCs of Working Parents
review by Sondra
Mother of three and Managing Editor of Real Simple, Kristin van Ogtrop, somehow managed to find the time to put together a great encyclopedia of “Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom” in...
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Fringe: September's Notebook
review by happyhealthyhip
This is an "in-world" book meaning that the author is actually a character from the Fringe TV series that aired on Fox up until a few years ago.The book was highly anticipated among the f...
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The Couple Next Door: A Novel - Shari Lapena Book Review
review by Sondra
I'm about halfway through this book right now trying to figure out who is responsible for the crime. The story pulled me in immediately and I definitely am surprised by the secrets that are reveale...
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This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
review by happyhealthyhip
I've heard a lot about this book, and the author, for quite some time, but I finally picked up a copy of "This is Where I Leave You" last month.Nearing the final chapters, I am in total a...
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Book Review: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
review by happyhealthyhip
This is a great art book featuring someone we all know and love, but with images you probably have never seen before. I discovered this on the coffee table of a friend of a friend during a road tri...
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Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
review by happyhealthyhip
If you're a fan of the HBO series, Game of Thrones, you'll love the pop-up guide to the series which explores the map of Westeros that is featured in the opening title sequence.This is not your typ...
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Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill-In-The-Blank Journal - Knock Knock Review
review by Tina
I bought this version a couple of months ago for us. We leave it by the coffee maker and take turns writing in it each day. Even my husband loves it and to get him to write is like pulling teeth ;)...
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Books for Bloggers
article by happyhealthyhip
Blogging for business and managing your personal brand requires so many skills. From creative writing to photography and web development, these books will help you get started and help make your da...
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The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer Review
review by Sondra
This was one of the two books my son had to pick from for his summer reading assignment. We ended up reading this one together and it was a really thoughtful book that covered a wide ra...
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Beautiful Coloring Book for Animal Lovers
review by Sondra
I am not an artist by any means. Ask either of my kids and you'll quickly realize that I can't even draw stick figures without them giving me the side eye.I do love art and colorful, detailed desig...