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Read Alert: Working On My Fitness?

January is over. So does that mean it's safe to talk about resolutions without being cliche? The point is, I'm a fiction snob. When I pick up a book, I expect a good story and I want to be lifted out of my wor...
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Read Alert: The House at Sea’s End

Oh, how I love a good murder mystery. Even the cheesy kind. And even the wonderfully written kind--I've everything Agatha Christie ever wrote on my bookshelf. So I'm sure you can imagine my excitement when I re...
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Cannabytes Vaporizes with a WISPR

Vaporizers: They're big, they're noisy, and they often look like medical equipment for serious asthmatics. They're great, sure, but wouldn't it be nice to have one you could use discreetly? Try fitting a Volcan...
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Read Alert: Hunger Games

I know. I was absent last week. I was caught up, and it's what I was caught up in that will shock you considering I all but condemned this particular series just a few weeks ago. But nonetheless, I'm prepared t...
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Read Alert: Images of America

I'm currently obsessed with this little Images of America book that my husband found with pictures and notes from "Denver's City Park and Whittier Neighborhoods." Shawn M. Snow did a great job with the images a...
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Read Alert: Taft 2012

It is hard at first to formulate an opinion about Taft 2012. This is, most likely, because the concept of the book is so completely absurd. Jason Heller's first novel paints a picture of the 2012 presidentia...
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Read Alert: Conjugations of the Verb To Be

Glen Chamberlain's collection of stories, Conjugations of the Verb To Be, is quite possibly the most depressing bit of prose I've ever encountered. The grueling 11-story collection is wrought with death, unfulf...
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Read Alert: The Summer We Read Gatsby

I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Summer We Read Gatsby. The story was light-hearted but well thought out; it had a bit of mystery, a bit of history, a bit of romance--but not too much of any; and it...
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Read Alert: The Fried Twinkie Manifesto

I am of the strong opinion that authors should never make comparisons between their own writing and the work of other writers, particularly more well known ones. When I received Ryan Moehring's first collection...
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Read Alert: Mountain Brew

It's no secret that Denver has a fantastic microbrew culture. In fact, we're so laden with  brew pubs and good beer, it can be a bit overwhelming to track it all down. Enter Ed Sealover's new Mountain Brew: A ...
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Read Alert: To Be Sung Underwater

At some point in life, you've probably considered running away from home. In younger days, it was an ill-formed plan, a backpack full of toys and snacks, and a string of whispers to various friends, "Whatever y...
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Read Alert: Favorites

Let's face it. How much of what we read is based on the New York Times bestseller list? Or what we think makes us look smart? So many books sit on my shelf simply because I felt like I should read them. I suppo...