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Summary:

A Canadian-Jewish girl is plucked from her cushy life when her parents decide to immigrate to Israel. Her adjustment goes slowly until the war comes.

Opinion:

I really didn’t know what to make of this book. I also don’t really understand the conflict between the Arab countries and Israel. An interesting book, nonetheless.

©Cori Endicott June 2013

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It’s strawberry season and that mean strawberry shortcake!

Now, I don’t care for those preformed, spongy cakes that are sold in the grocery store. They don’t taste right to me.

I found Alton Brown’s pound cake recipe and tried it out. I’ve never made a pound cake before, but when I tasted the batter, I knew it was going to be good.

The only thing I didn’t think about when making the cake was pan preparation. I did butter the pan, but I forgot to flour it.

Thus resulting in:

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At the end of the day, the pound cake still tasted delicious! And I had fun scraping the remnants out of the pan.

My husband has commissioned me to try to figure out if there is a way of making just that thick, crunchy pound cake crust. In my mind, I’m seeing pound cake brittle like that brownie brittle they sell in stores.

If I get that one figured out, I’ll let you know!

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Summary:

A time traveler recounts his adventure to five companions, who cannot come to a consensus on whether or not he is telling the truth.

Opinion:

A classic that I feel everyone may enjoy. I now understand the reference to Morlocks, and why they are very terrifying. I listened to this as an audio book available through Librivox.

©Cori Endicott June 2013

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Summary:

Five orphans are put into this maze that is reminiscent of M.C. Escher’s House of Stairs. They have to learn to rely on each other, for better or worse, to obtain food. This continues on until two of them realize what’s really going on and how far they might be pushed.

Opinion:

This book goes along the same lines as 1984 and Animal Farm. It was pretty scary at times. Interesting concept, but scary.

©Cori Endicott June 2013

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Summary:

I believe the title and subtitle say everything.

Opinion:

Wow! I didn’t realize what an arrogant woman Amelia Earhart was. Definitely a manufactured personality. However, I do find the mystery behind her disappearance fascinating. I plan on keeping up-to-date on it.

©Cori Endicott May 2013

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