Must read: Stieg Larssen’s Millenium Series
Jul18

Must read: Stieg Larssen’s Millenium Series

This last year has had me searching for good books to read, and I have to admit that it seemed like a slim year with a couple of exceptions. The series by Stieg Larssen about a reporter and a hacker; the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Girl who Played With Fire and the Girl who Kicked a Hornets Nest had me riveted. It’s been a long time since I was so engrossed in a book, let alone a series of books. Crime novels are not at the...

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Based loosely on the Sookie Vampire Books
Jul17

Based loosely on the Sookie Vampire Books

I love Charlaine Harris books, all of them even the ones without Eric Northman I’m not so crazy about the HBO version of this authors books. I can live with the gratuitous sex, the bad acting and the cheesy sets. What I’m having a hard time with is the way HBO is screwing with the story. I was waiting for Bubba, I know you where too The line up of characters has changed.  No Bubba, Jessica has been added and we have yet to...

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For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
Apr20

For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

I have known for quite some time, as I’m sure you have, that the male ego is the most fragile thing in the universe.  What we might not realize is how insecure a man can feel or how his self worth is determined by his ability to provide AND his woman’s attraction to him.  The two big revelations for me were about men being “Visual” and that men are emotional about sex. For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn about the inner lives of men...

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Does Twilight Send The Wrong Message?
Apr19

Does Twilight Send The Wrong Message?

I don’t know if you have read the Twilight series but,  I can almost guarantee you know a teenage girl that has. It’s a sensation. It’s has become an iconic novel of teenage love that little girls everywhere are hoping to emulate. Here’s what you don’t know if you haven’t read this series—it sends a seriously screwed up message to teenage girls. Bella, the main character, is a dysfunctional...

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9 Authors We Love
Apr19

9 Authors We Love

We have a major addiction around here to books. We share, trade, and buy books as gifts (and read them next). We end up discussing characters we love and love to hate over coffee or wine. It’s something we share that brings us joy and we hope you can share these authors with your own Menopause Mafiosos to the same effect.   Janet Evanovich‘s  Stephanie Plum Series plus all kinds of funny short novels. Janet will make...

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5 Movies Every Mafioso Should See
Apr19

5 Movies Every Mafioso Should See

I sat down to write this with the intention of talking about romantic movies that were not widely know,  a list of sleepers you probably haven’t seen that you could break out on a Saturday night. Then something happened. I wrote it and realized what I really wanted to share was a couple movies I love, that are stories about strong women who survived disappointment, adversity, lies, terrible advice, nasty mothers and bad men. I...

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