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The Bad Belles of the Holiday Season

Last week you were introduced to a few of Europe’s most shady Christmas characters. This week to prove that societal inflicted anxiety that accompanies many Christmas traditions does not stop with the efforts of a few ugly paternal types whose existence plays bad cop to Santa Claus’s good, we bring you a few female holiday heavies.

Brunetti’s Cookbook Review

Bookstores, Italian Food & Italy Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ I would add to that, “as in front of Italian food.” Most people will probably arrive at Brunetti’s Cookbook because they are already fans of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti mysteries series. As a reader who is … Read more

Book Review: Machu My Picchu by Iris Bahr

Book Review: Machu My Picchu, Searching for Sex, Sanity, and a Soul Mate in South America by Iris Bahr [easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0762772778″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”tbelles-20″ width=”108″]I guess I should mention this upfront and get it off my chest. I’m a little bit prudish. There, I said it and I feel better. Maybe it’s my strict … Read more