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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

If you are smarter than us or just looking for a reason to appear totally pretentious in public, you might want to think about getting your hands on David Foster Wallace's Consider the Lobster and Other Essays ($9). We couldn't even make it through three... [More]

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Wildly Affordable Organic

We just had to order this book, Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet--All on $5 a Day or Less ($11) by Linda Watson when we first saw it. Because seriously, we try to eat healthfully, but in our heads... [More]

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Weekend Handmade

We may be in the minority here, but lately we've been trying to be productive with our weekends. We know, we should just give in to Harry Potter marathons on TBS and a full bowl of popcorn, but we're trying to improve ourselves. The old... [More]

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Everybody Dies - A Children's Book for Grown Ups

Need that something special to push you over the edge so you can take a "mental health day" from work? Check out the preview for Ken Tanaka's Everybody Dies - A Children's Book for Grown Ups ($11). All of a sudden, reading 27 pages about... [More]

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Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs

Since we've gotten our hands on Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs Craft Book ($16) our house has been taken over by yarn. We're crafting yarn coasters, yarn hot pads, yarn bikini tops, and yarn afghans like a mad woman. It's getting to be cat's fantasy in there.... [More]

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A New Turn In The South Cookbook

Get onboard Hugh Acheson's Southern flavor infusion with his first book A New Turn In The South ($23). Available for pre-order this book makes a kick-a present for a budding chef, or an awesome reference book for a unique thanksgiving feast. We're excited to try... [More]

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The Silver Spoon

Touted as Italy's best selling cookbook for 50 years and the Bible of Italian cooking, The Silver Spoon ($32) is full of recipes just like mama use to make. Or, your friend's mama use to make. Or the restaurant down the street that you frequent... [More]

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Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

You wanna know what we just found out? It's legal for us to own three chickens in our (non-existent) backyards--and we live in the middle of a city! Okay, so even though we're not going to run out and buy little chicks (though it's tempting!),... [More]

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The Emperor of Scent

Ever since we read Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume, we've been curious about the perfume industry. We can't really say we possess any special olfactory powers, but we're slowly learning how to distinguish notes in our own perfumes. We just finished reading The Emperor of Scent:... [More]

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The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

Seriously, how can you resist a book that offers up delicacies like C-3PO Pancakes and Jedi Juice Bars? We think it would make an excellent birthday or holiday gift for the husband, kids, or neighbor who practices his mad lightsaber skills in the back yard.... [More]

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Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts

We can't help but go into a Homer Simpson-esque trance any time someone brings doughnuts into the office. We're pulled from out desks to the break room and stand in awe of that box of sugary, carby goodness. We used to be safe from that... [More]

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The Art of the Cookie Cookbook

Somewhere out there the cookie monster just had a joy-gasm. The Art of the Cookie Cookbook ($20). Bringing happiness to little blue puppets and lucky recipients everywhere.... [More]

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The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems by Billy Collins

Is it just us, or is there a lack of awesome modern poetry in the world? Yes, there is poetry in music, but let's be honest the current trend of rhapsodizing about getting down on the dance floor doesn't move us like a bit of... [More]

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Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World Book

Vegan, baby! What happens in vegan, stays in vegan....(or at least it did until this post). No dairy or animal products are packed in sinfully sweet cupcakes thanks to the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World Book ($11 on sale)! This cookbook is packed with... [More]

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Home Made

You know that girl who seems to 'just whip up' something delicious every night? The one who always has a treat for random visitors that pop in? The one you say you hate but secretly want to be? You could totally be that girl (no,... [More]

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Gratitude Journal

Life is hectic and downright crummy sometimes, but there's always something to be thankful for - even if it's just that tomorrow's a new day. Gratitude: A Journal ($10) helps us keep track of the things we're grateful for with prompts, quotes and plenty of... [More]

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The Homesick Texan

Hey, y'all! Get your fix of Tex-Mex no matter what neck of the woods you're in. The Homesick Texan Cookbook ($25) is chalk full of Texas favorites, authentic dishes, and good ol' southwestern comfort cookin'. It's deep in the heart of delicious.... [More]

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

We feel pretty good about our ability to accomplish even the most difficult crafts in The Big-Ass Book of Crafts ($17), since we were told at our skinniest in high school (and we were skinny) 'Damn, white girl got ass.' Personally, we don't think you... [More]

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The Joy of Cooking

More like the cover of an old romance novel than a cookbook, we wonder if the illustrator knew that most of us harried cooks feel like we're taking on a dragon when the husband/kids/lazy roommate asks us 'what's for dinner?' We say make the Roast... [More]

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Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

We get you're a busy woman (and that Fall TV is baaaack), but you still want a great read to snuggle up to in bed. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger ($7) is one of those reads. Full of macabre humor, irony, and symbolism, you've still... [More]

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