Jennifer Lopez discovers The Boy Next Door is not an ideal neighbor!

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Jennifer Lopez’s new flick, The Boy Next Door is sexy and crazy. Sometimes a little too much of both, but don’t think too hard and don’t attend the movie with your grandmother and you should have a good time. Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a rather sexy high school teacher, […]

The Girl on the Train is so good it will derail your plans

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Off the beaten tracks. That’s where the house is, the one that catches your fancy whenever you pass by. To your eye, it’s unique and whoever lives there must be interesting. They probably have tons of friends and fabulous lives – and in the new book “The Girl on the Train” by Paula […]

The American Plate: What does what is on our plate say about us?

“The American Plate” by Libby H. O’Connell, PhD

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Everything looks so delicious. It all smells great, too, and you can’t decide what you like best. The meat is done just right, potatoes are mashed to perfection, biscuits are to die for. And then there’s dessert!  But – wait, leftovers. That’s your favorite… You’ve got a lot on your plate this month, […]

Silent Sister is not a perfect, but it is an enjoyable whodunit

“The Silent Sister” by Diane Chamberlain

  By Terri Schlichenmeye Bookworm Sez                   Sometimes, you find the strangest things in the oddest places. How, for example, did that thing you spent months searching for suddenly appear right in front of you, as if it were there all along?  You quit hunting eons ago. You […]

Dallas bookworms unite and go see The Book Club Play at DTC!

The DTC's The Book-Club Play featuring Tiana Kaye Johnson, Christie Vela, Jeffrey Schmidt, Steven Michael Walters (Photo by Karen Almond via DTC)

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Dallas Theater Center’s production of the hilarious The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías spotlights one important detail: sometimes book clubs are not remotely about the books! They are really about the people who become your friends, and if you are lucky sometimes your family. At one point I was a member […]

You’ll never forget your once-in-a-lifetime dog – nobody does.

“My Boy, Ben: A Story of Love, Loss and Grace” by David Wheaton

        By Terri Schlichenmeyer Book Worm Sez He was a once-in-a-lifetime dog. From the moment you brought him home until the day he left, you never had a minutes’ problem. He was easy to teach, easy to trust, easy to love and, unfortunately, too easy to lose. You’ll never forget your once-in-a-lifetime dog […]

Taffi Dollar encourages readers to embrace the love of God

“Embracing the Love God Wants You to Have” by Taffi Dollar

By Terri Schlichenmeyer This is the year when you’ll finally do it. Your New Year’s Resolution is to find love. You’ve vowed to open your heart and your mind and this year, you’re going to do it. But dating is fraught with trouble, so where do you begin?  In the new book “Embracing the Love God […]

15 of the Best Books of 2014

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By Terri Schlichenmeyer, NDG Contributing Writer So many books, so little time. It’s easy to feel that way when faced with an entire bookstore full of possibilities. How do you pick?  How do you know what’s good? Start here, with the Bookworm’s Best of 2014… Let’s start with FICTION. Throughout the year, every time something bad […]

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