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March Buddy Read

I can not believe it is March already. With a new month comes a new buddy read. This month, Katie (@basicbsguide) are co-hosting a group discussion on Betty by Tiffany McDaniel. Our group discussions are a wonderful and safe place to talk about all things books and reading and sensitive topics. Also, you will most likely make a new reading friend or two along the way. How fabulous is that!!!! Here is how it works….⁣

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The Lost Kitchen by Erin French

~Barbarians At The Table~

Erin French is the owner and chef of the critically acclaimed restaurant, 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐧, a 𝘛𝘐𝘔𝘌 world dining destination, in Freedom Maine. In The Lost Kitchen cookbook, she takes her readers though each of the four seasons, one bite at a time. Using the simplest of ingredients, French’s cookbook is a delicious treasure that belongs on every home cooks’ shelf… no matter where they live.

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A Handful of Books

A Handful of Books…Just For You

Because I am forever a mood reader, I require a variety of reading options at my fingertips at all times. Whether it’s a literary drama, a light an airy romance, or a thriller gone wild, my state of mind always dictates to me my next read. Here are a handful of book recommendations to kickstart your weekend.

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My Sweet Tequila Sunrise

I am sharing the most charming book to set the tone for a feel good, make you feel giddy with love Valentine’s Day weekend. Melissa Grace’s magical debut novel, Home is Where You Are encompasses all things fabulous. The Nashville music scene, a bakery (oh how I love a story with a bakery in it) and a couple to root for will have you smiling from ear to ear this Valentine’s Day. Even better, if you have the KINDLE app or an actual KINDLE, you can download this beauty immediately for less than the cost of a latte! Can you say WIN? Let’s take a peek at your next read!

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~Barbarians At The Table~

Today I am sharing Gordon Ramsay’s latest creation, Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes to cook in 30 minutes or Less. This book served my family quite a few easy and delectable meals. Even better, recipes in this book take under 30 minutes to prepare. Something I can whip together in 30 minutes without compromising ingredients or taste is what I am always in the market for. This man is officially speaking my love language.

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I Have Some Ideas

I just finished reading the most unique love story that weaved together science, human connection and the power of time. Madeleine Henry’s latest book, The Love Proof struck a tender chord in my heart that I just can’t shake. This five star read is the most intellectual romance I have ever come across and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

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February Buddy Read

I am so excited to share that my friend Katie and I are hosting a buddy read for Beyond The Point by Claire Gibson this month. It is low key and read at your own pace with a final discussion on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8pm EST/7pm CST on an instagram private chat. If you have an instagram account and would like to join in with an awesome group of fellow readers from all over the country, please connect with me via email or message me on instagram.

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Twisted Sister

Alex Six by Vince Taplin was the perfect evening treat for me. This sexy psychological thriller chilled and excited me in all the right ways. I devoured this book in under 24 hours and my guess is…you will too.

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Everybody (else) is perfect

Fashion Scenes & Low Rise Jeans

Gabrielle Korn, a digital media expert, former editor at Refinery29 and former editor-in-chief of Nylon shares in her new memoir, personal essays relating to this very issue. Her story is an eye-opening, contemporary account of how damaging the fashion and beauty industries have been (and still can be) to women. Her writing is fresh and alive and pretty much blew me away. I hope you will read her book and find wisdom and courage in her words.

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New Blog Post

The Yogi of Wall Street

Breathe In, Cash Out by Madeleine Henry gave me a refreshing glimpse into the world of ruthless banking on Wall Street (boy I miss NYC), while also getting my zen on with some much needed yoga. Henry delivered a soul searching story that not only enlightened me with wisdom and laughter, but seriously charmed the pants off of me.

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Book Recommendation

Fly Me To The Moon

K.A. Tucker’s, The Simple Wild fulfilled my Alaskan dreams. Not only did I get to experience Alaska’s beauty between the pages of her book, but I got to meet some pretty wonderful characters along the way. Let’s take a look, shall we!

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Confessions On The 7:45

All Aboard

Confessions On The 7:45 by Lisa Unger begins with a nanny-cam gone wild, a train ride home from work, and all the dirty little secrets that were shared. Lets see what happens when the train pulls in the station, shall we.

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Savage Row by Britney King

The Jury Has Spoken

Today my friends, I have a book that will make it impossible to fall asleep after just a few pages. This book has built in momentum, pages that practically turn themselves and a riveting storyline with an ending to please. Britney King’s latest psychological thriller, Savage Row, is out now! It’s time for your bedtime story!

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Pretending book cover

Bits & Pieces

I am excited to tell you that I just read my very first Holly Bourne novel and I can’t stop thinking about it. Bourne’s latest novel, Pretending, blew me away. She tapped into all of my emotions in one swoop. What I thought was going to be a light and fluffy experience, turned out to be an emotionally raw and engaging read with quite a few laughs on the side. Let’s take a deeper look into this novel, shall we!

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Guest Writer

Dear Book Friends,TGIF!!!! Today is the last day of The Dear Mr. Hemingway Guest Writers~ Bookstagram Bonanza Edition. I can’t believe how fast that went by. I am super excited to introduce you to today’s final writer…Zubs J. Malik.

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Kelly Fredericks and Fall 2020 updates

Dear Mr. Hemingway Fall 2020 Updates

Greetings from Maine…a balmy 25 degrees when I woke up this morning. Needless to say, Cecilia and I are freezing. Winter is coming and so are some fun things over here on Dear Mr. Hemingway. First, this website is in the process of getting a makeover…so fun!

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Guest Writer

Dear Book Worms,
Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to share with you that Amanda Benwell is on the blog today writing to Mr. Hemingway about one of her favorite books of all time. Amanda is the creator of the wonderful Bookstagram account, @lilacsandliterature where she highlights her love of reading and all the books you can possibly imagine.

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To Be Seen Is To Be Loved

I retired early to bed last night. I am not going to lie, the weight of life and the world around me felt extra heavy for some reason (2020 can do that to you). I not only found solace in my bed with my flannel sheets wrapped around me, but in a very special book that will forever be in arm’s reach.

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Guest Writer

Dear Book Lovers,
I have such a mouthwatering treat for you this Friday. Today’s Guest Writer is the ever so talented Holly Berfield, creator of the Blog, BookCookLook and Instagram account @bookcooklook. Who doesn’t love a fabulous book paired with something absolutely scrumptious to eat. BookCookLook features book reviews and delicious food inspired by the story. How perfect is that!

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Guest Writer

Dear Lovely Readers,
Today is a wonderful day! The Dear Mr. Hemingway Guest Writer is Selina A. I have been chatting with Selina for a few years now. Even though she is literally half a world away, we still have wonderful conversations about books and writing.

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The Magic of Christmas

Dear Mr. Hemingway,
Please hear me out before you think I am crazy. I am fully aware that it is the middle of October and the fall mums I love to decorate my yard with have yet to be purchased, while plans for this coming pandemic Halloween are still non-existent.

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Guest Writer

Dear Book Worms,
TGIF! I am so happy to introduce you to today’s Guest Writer, Kylie Sebert. This fellow Mainer is the creator of the wicked inspirational Bookstagram page, @notsotwentysomething. The beautiful pictures on her account are a testament to her passion for all things books and writing and miles and miles of gorgeous trails to hike.

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Guest Writer

Dear Book Friends,
If you are looking for love, you have come to the right place. Today’s Guest Writer is a retired Air Force police officer turned stay at home mom turned successful book lover/influencer. Bree Hill is the queen of romance reading! She is the creator of the very successful Bookstagram page, @falling4romance.

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