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My Review of "Deal of Duel"

Deal or Duel is a must-have for all those Hamilton lovers out there!

While I ordered it because of the musical, when my husband and I played after dinner one night, I was hooked for the history.  It's beautifully designed and filled with all the trivia you didn't get in your high school American history class.  Players pit their survival skills against one another, trying to do the one thing that really is American -- try to win all the money ... or die trying.

We love it and plan to share with all our friends and family.

I received a free copy of this game from the Blogging for Books review program in exchange for my honest review here.

My Review of the New York Times "Footsteps"

The New York Times Footsteps is a fun literary journey a collection of travel essays centered around the homes and haunts of literature "greats."  While the book started out interesting, I enjoyed learning about these literary figures and their places in the world.  After several chapters, though, the stories became more tedious as the writers became more and more obscure.

Ironically, it was the story of Mark Twain that was my favorite; a writer I vowed years ago to never read after discovering the horrid things he said about Jane Austen.  I feel there was a striking imbalance between writers who contributed positivity and decency to the world and those who prattled off drink and sex-fueled mumblings.  Overall, I was not super impressed with this collection.

I received a free copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review here.