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Book Review: We All Stir The Pot To End Hunger! by Misty Lee Coolidge with Bobbie Bensur

We All Stir The Pot To End Hunger! by Misty Lee Coolidge with Bobbie Bensur is a children's picture book set in a food pantry.  It's located in an unknown city and talks about how people contribute to food pantry . . . anything and everything from donating food to volunteering time. I was thrilled when I was approved by NetGalley and Paw Prints Publishing to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review.  Originally expected to be published on November 15 of this year, We All Stir The Pot To End Hunger! by Misty Lee Coolidge with Bobbie Bensur came out November 29, 2022. There were some great life lessons in We All Stir The Pot To End Hunger! told in a way that children could understand.  Don't worry, it's not sanctimonious in the least bit.  The illustrations were amazing as well.  This is the perfect book to help children realize that there are families that don't have enough to eat. I love the fact that some of the proceeds from the book will go t

Book Review: Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich

Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich opens with Grandma Mazur planning a funeral for her second husband, gangster Jimmy Rosolli. Although she's receiving a lot of attention as a widow, not all attention is the same. Jimmy's business partners are emphatic that Grandma Mazur has his keys and won't stop until they get them from her. Stephanie Plum, Grandma Mazur's bounty hunter granddaughter, is sure she'll have no trouble finding Jimmy's keys, but instead, she finds herself in deep trouble.

Like the majority of the other books in the Stephanie Plum book series, I found Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) to be very entertaining and fun to read, even with it following the same formula as all the others in the series. However, it seemed as though this particular book was possibly ghost written, and there are a few reasons that made me think so. 

Usually, Stephanie has issues with apprehending her fugitives, but right off the bat, she nabs two or three of them without incident or assistance from Ranger and his men. Stephanie also is seriously unhappy with her career as a bounty hunter and asks Ranger his thoughts on her changing careers. She also is seriously considering being in a committed relationship and getting married.  Another thing that threw me for a loop was that Stephanie had a Mac computer, and those tend to be a bit expensive, so I was surprised she'd have an Apple product with her funds being so limited. On top of that, Grandma Mazur's personality is a bit off in this book along with Ranger's because he actually eats some sweets.

With that being said, I actually liked that Stephanie was much better at her job and seemed a bit more mature. Both Joe Morelli and Ranger seemed more developed and not so two dimensional, which was refreshing. There were moments while reading Twisted Twenty-Six that I found myself laughing out loud, and I loved the fact that this edition had a small cliffhanger at the end.

All in all, I really enjoyed Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich, and I gave it four out of five stars.  I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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