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Jenny Colvin
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Version of Thin Mint Cookies (grain-free, low-carb)
It's Girl Scout Cookie time! This year the Girl Scouts are offering a gluten-free cookie for the first time, but at least my local scouts ran out of boxes. They still haven't really attempted a low-carb cookie, and might never. Never fear, there are recipes...

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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Scones - two versions (regular and low-sugar, gluten-free)
Because I worked the Sunday shift last weekend, I stayed home on Tuesday, February 14, aka Valentines Day! I made myself a very Valentines-themed breakfast, one I wish I'd shared prior to the day since now it seems the wrong season. But I liked the (regular...

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Recommended Reads in Biography and Memoir, Part 1: Childhood and Coming of Age
I sent my youngest sister a long list of recommended memoirs and biographies because they are her jam. I thought since I had done the work to make the list, I could share it with you too, updated since the list I sent her in December. Since it is so long I ...

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Library Books Mid-February 2017
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis Treats by Lara Williams Black Wave by Michelle Tea Books for Living by Will Schwalbe We Too Sing America: South Asian,...

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Reading Envy 079: Deliberately Silenced and Preferably Unheard
Rima Abunasser is a late-night guest to the Reading Envy pub. Jenny and Rima have traded book recommendations for years in social media, and it was nice to have a longer conversation about international literature, revolution, female voices, and how student...

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Government Cookies: Joe Froggers
A week ago, a co-worker emailed me with the subject line "government cookies." Apparently someone from GODORT went through and made a list of all the recipes they could find in the documents stored in the National Archives, and named their research guide, "...

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Palestinian Warbat
A friend posted this recipe to Facebook the other day, with a sentiment along the lines of, "when times get hard, we need something sweet!" I have a few novels and memoirs by Palestinian writers that I'm planning to read soon, so the baked good fits in with...

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New Books In December 2016 and January 2017
It looks like in all the year-end wrap up, I forgot to post about the books I added to my collection in December. Now that it's February, this is going to be a doozy. First, the massive pile that includes subscription books, holiday gifts, and other such th...

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Books Read in January 2017
Books pictured are this month's 5-star reads Total Books Read: 30 Titles from Tournament of Books: 5 Audiobook: 3 eBook: 7 Print: 20 Graphic novel: 3 Memoir: 3 Non-fiction/essays (not including memoir): 6 Short stories: 2 Male: 11 Female: 18 Multi/other: 1 ...

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Books Read in January 2017
Books pictured are this month's 5-star reads Total Books Read: 30 Titles from Tournament of Books: 5   Audiobook: 3 eBook: 7 Print: 20 Graphic novel: 3 Memoir: 3 Non-fiction/essays (not memoir): 6 Short stories: 2 Male: 11 Female: 18 Multi/other: 1   1. Mon...
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