Recommended Stuff Spring 2015: The Martian, a Netflix Helper, Chef

  Here's the Spring 2015 recommendation list! TV Series – "Wolf Hall" on PBS from the BBC If you are looking for some high quality TV, "Wolf Hall" on PBS is worth your time. It is based on the Hilary Mantel book and covers the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn. It is one of […]

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Recommended Stuff Summer 2014 Edition: A TV Mystery, Hunger Games-like thriller, superhealthy tasty drinks

Here's a few items that I seem to be telling people about quite a bit lately. You may want to check them out. The Magic Bullet – Tasty, Healthy Drinks! I had a juicer for many years and barely used it because it was so difficult to prepare the food and to clean. A NutriBullet creates […]

2 Good New Boston Based Fiction Books about Technology (MIT) and Art Forgery

The empty frames in the Gardner Museum from the infamous heist are  the backdrop to B. A. Shapiro's "The Art Forger" I've just read two new novels that are set in Boston which are very good. They each do deep dives into specific times and areas that are really interesting, give you a glimpse into […]

Book Recommendation: The Secrets of the Immortal Nichloas Flamel Series

This series falls into the Young Adult / Fantasy genre and has a strong similarity to the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series, though it is for an audience a bit older. The story is centered around the real life Nicholas Flamel who was a French writer and reported Alchemist in the late 1300/early 1400's. […]

Book Recommendation: The Charles Lenox Series

  If you are looking for something new to read and like 19th century English settings, you may want to try out the Charles Lenox seris from Charles Finch. Here's a quick summary of the series from the publihser: Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private […]