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A 150 Pound Page-Turner

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and not been happy with what you saw reflected back at you, 150 Pounds is the novel for you. Written by Kate Rockland, the book tackles a heady issue for many women — body image — through the perspectives of two authentic and often at-odds female bloggers, as they examine what the “right” message is to send women about weight. Rockland’s voice is funny and smart, and despite the girly cover, 150 Pounds avoids the usual chick lit tropes. Much like cupcake, you won’t be able to put it down. [$15.82, Amazon]

5 Reasons I’m A Missionary Gal

When I was a kid, my friends and I would trade candy underneath the jungle gym during recess. The popularity of early 1980s candy went as such: Candy necklaces were snatched up first, then Pop Rocks, then Nerds, and last but not least, Pixie Sticks. However, when it was my turn to offer up a sugary confection, I’d elicit groans from my pals when I brought forth from the pocket of my overalls a tube of plain Cherry Lifesavers. The general consensus from the crowd was those hard red circles “tasted like cough syrup.” But I loved their simplistic round design, their steadfast refusal to be bright and popular like the other candies. Keep reading »

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