cookPLAYbook

Sep 28

cookPLAYbook

If you follow me here, you know I love the books and the sandwiches. Another passion of mine is sports. I never cooked before I met my husband; I am learning to do so through my love of sports. Each week during the Tampa Bay Buccaneer football season, we create a menu based on the opposing teams’ city/state. Feel free to send me any recipe ideas for...

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The Light Between Oceans

Sep 24

The Light Between Oceans

This is the debut novel is by M.L. Stedman. I was intrigued by the idea of a heartbreaking, well told story built in and around a lighthouse. The story follows Tom, a man who has just survived a horrific war and ends up in charge of a desolate lighthouse. The isolation and hard labor of being a caretaker of a lighthouse are perfect activities for a man who just...

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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Sep 04

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

I had some seriously high expectations for this collection of short stories by B.J. Novak. I was indeed entertained, but the laugh-out-loud moments were few and far between. My brief introduction to Mr. Novak’s previous body of work was through his appearances on The Office, Inglourious Basterds, and Saving Mr. Banks. (I enjoyed each one of these projects...

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The Eternal Husband

Aug 29

The Eternal Husband

Every once in a while I like to throw a classic into the mix. I had not previously read much by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and it seemed like a good time to start. I was wrong. This novella centers around Alexei Ivanovich Velchaninov and  Pavel Pavlovich Trusotsky. It is hard to discern which character is more of a douche. Alexei is a major whiner who sleeps with other...

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