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by / on April 19, 2016 at 11:50 am / in The Twisted Library

Suspense, Mystery, and Romance Make “Aztec Midnight” a Must-Read

If you had told me to sit down and read a book that was a few parts Mexican drug cartel, one part archaeological mystery, one part international politics, with a couple dashes of romance and suspense to top it off, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Needless to say, those types of books don’t often fall […]

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by / on March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Pursuit of Happiness

From the founders of Live Happy magazine comes a book that neatly sums up a concept that some of us will struggle with our whole lives. The pursuit of happiness, written into our very own constitution, is a lifelong goal for many Americans. Though often shrouded in other goals: ambition, success, the search for love, starting a family, finding your […]

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by / on March 9, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

Paris Cocktails: French Twists On Your Favorite Drinks

The first thing I should probably mention about Paris Cocktails, a book by Doni Belau, is how it looks on the outside (all “don’t judge a book by its cover” arguments aside). This small, hardcover collection of recipes features a martini-shaped cut-out on the front, revealing a map of Paris underneath. It is extremely pleasing to the eye, to say […]

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by / on March 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm / in The Twisted Library

Antonía Barclay and Her Wildly Witty Adventure

A feisty heroine, a dashing Scotsman, a handsome megalomaniac villain and his idiot son, nonstop wit and laughter, and adventure. Roll all of these into one book and you will find Jane Carter Barrett’s Antonía Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore ! Antonía Barclay is not your average 16th century Scottish nineteen-year-old. As the beloved and only daughter of Lord and Lady Barclay, Antonía (pronounced […]

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by / on February 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm / in The Twisted Library

He Can See Heaven: A Closer Look At The Origin of Christianity

The definition of a “hierophant” is, according to my trusted internet sources, “a person, especially a priest in ancient Greece, who interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric principles.” That word, although perhaps unfamiliar to many, is particularly important to know when beginning the book He Can See Heaven by J.B. Keats. Before even starting the first page, I looked up that […]

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by / on February 18, 2016 at 11:45 am / in The Twisted Library

Enhance Your Cooking With Garlic

Jenny Linford‘s Garlic: Over 65 deliciously different ways to enjoy cooking with garlic shows that you can do more with garlic than ward off vampires! Who knew there are so many kinds of garlic? And each is used in different ways to create and enhance different flavors. Linford begins by explaining each one and the best way to prepare and store […]

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by / on February 12, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

Drinking In The Culture: A Guide To Exploring Europe And All The Beer It Has To Offer

It started as a hobby: a few college-aged friends found themselves intrigued by the vast number of different types of beers that existed (yes, they realized there was more to life than Coors and Bud Light!). Soon enough, they were collecting all the various bottles and cans they would come across. They quickly discovered that behind each one of these […]

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by / on February 3, 2016 at 11:15 am / in The Twisted Library

It’s All About the Bride! Our Chat with Alexis Wolfer of TheBeautyBean

I adore weddings. How can you not —the dresses, the champagne, the flowers? In full disclosure, I’m a bit more giddy about weddings this year because I myself, am getting married this year! So are you getting married this spring? Next Spring? Or maybe you’re a bridesmaid in your BFF’s wedding? Yes, wedding season is fast approaching, but not to […]

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by / on January 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm / in The Twisted Library

Feeling Fancy? Have Afternoon Tea at Home!

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis I love tea. My collections of tea and mugs are extensive. One of my favorite holiday traditions with my friends is to go to a pretty and cozy local tea house. How do I create the perfect tea experience at […]

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by / on January 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm / in The Twisted Library

How to Complete Your Daunting Reading List in 2016

January is the time of year when everyone jump starts their New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I don’t really believe in resolutions. If there’s something you want to change in your life or a goal you want to achieve, I think you should start it right away and not wait for a New Year to begin. But that doesn’t mean there […]

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