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Bite me. Book review by Melissa Skinner

BITE ME by Ally Hilfiger is the autobiographical story of her life with lyme disease.  The adult daughter of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, she accounts how she went undiagnosed for approximately 10 years, and the book highlights her health trials before diagnosis and talks about the tried (and mostly failed) treatment options that she sought.  Even though it is primarily about her…

In the Dark book review by Melissa Skinner

If you like chilling mysteries, you might want to check out “In the Dark” by Cara Hunter.
Set in England, this crime novel is about a young woman and small child found locked in the dark basement of a house. The owner/resident is an elderly man, stricken with early stage Alzheimer’s.  It is up to the detectives to find out whether the owner is in fact guilty of…

What to watch while social distancing

Are you longing for human connection? Or looking to laugh for a few hours? Here are a few movies for every social-distancing mood. 


Harold Ramis’s “Groundhog Day” is a tried and true piece of entertainment. Bill Murray’s cynical newsman travels to a quaint town and gets stuck endlessly reliving the second of February, unable to break out of the loop. It’s not only a fantastic romantic…

New Spring Films

While we are social distancing at home we would like to continue to bring you reviews of books and movies to help give you ideas on what to watch or read while you are home during this trying time.

“Knives out” is an entertaining whodunit film, with eccentric characters and twists and turns. It is about a family, enabled by a wealthy patriarch, who are keenly aware from whence their money…

Valentine's Day films

Valentine's Day isn’t just about shameless bouquets of foil Mylar balloons, and chocolate strawberries. It’s for haters, cupids, and swipe daters, too. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or having a bit of complication blues, there's a movie for everyone. Be sure to have popcorn and tissues ready.

“A Star is Born” is about Ally (Lady Gaga), a struggling songstress on the verge of…

New Best sellers

Keeping up with all of the latest must-read books can quickly turn into an overwhelming endeavor. Whether you're in the market for an absorbing new book or are just on the lookout for your next can't-put-it-down read, there are so many options out there. If you need a new book to add to your reading list, look no further than this roundup of the some exceptional reads from 2019.

“The Boy,…

New Biographies & Autobiographies

Biographies and autobiographies are some of the most fascinating books written. Thousands are written every year. Below are some of the newest titles about some world-renowned charismatic people.


“Me” by Elton John is his first and only official autobiography. He reveals the truth about his extraordinary life. Reginald Dwight was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the…

Favorite Christmas novels

There is nothing quite as cozy as curling up with some hot chai and a festive book on a winter night. This holiday season; rediscover classic Christmas novels along with a few modern reads that can help you get into the Christmas mood.

“The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg is one of the best Christmas books for children. It tells the story of a young boy awaken by a train waiting outside…

Self Help isn't just for New Year's resolutions

It doesn’t have to be a New Year’s resolution to improve one’s self. In fact, it is healthier to make small incremental changes throughout the year.


Self-help books generally try to provide steps that a person can take to help them reach a specific outcome or expectation. They can be a useful resource for people who are struggling or seeking ways to improve their lives. Below are a…

Thanksgiving films

After the Thanksgiving meal, all anyone wants to do is let the tryptophan kick in and relax while they watch mindless hours of pre-programmed holiday movies. Why not curl up on the sofa with one of these Thanksgiving films that remind us to be thankful.


“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is one of the best Thanksgiving movies that has withstood the test of time. Charlie Brown and his gang…

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