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Mercedes Reiner has 22 articles published.

Mercedes Reiner is not related to the luxury vehicle. She enjoys long walks with her American Eskimo Kobe, Australian fashion, James Patterson novels and a variety of music- especially Mother Monster. If she's not busy traveling to music festivals or brunching in the city she's working on a DIY project in her loft.

Spring Clean Your Body and Soul: 4 Yoga Poses for Book Readers

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Yoga on a mat, yoga in a hot room, yoga on a paddle board, the possibilities and places to practice yoga is endless! Practicing yoga not only changes your physical being but opens up your mind as well. In a world where we are tweeting what we’re eating and snapping while we’re sleeping, there is simply no chance of slowing down. And since April is the time for spring cleaning, why not consider spring cleaning your mind and body, too?! Cleaning your mind, body and soul through strategic yoga poses can help you relax in ways one may have never been aware of. We like to consult Kathryn Budig’s Aim True: Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance! (William Morrow Paperbacks,…

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The Bear Necessities: What to Read if You’re Obsessed with The Jungle Book

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In 1894, English author Rudyard Kipling created a novel that conveyed moral lessons within it’s story using wild animals and a feral orphan child. It wasn’t until Kipling’s tales grabbed the attention of Walt Disney himself in 1967 that the story catapulted to fame. The Jungle Book animation was the last film produced by Walt Disney and one, it’s safe to say, we all hold dear. While the original movie holds a special place in my heart, I’ve been awaiting Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book film since the moment I first heard it’s creation was a possibility. And now that it’s actually a reality, I’m beside myself with anticipation. Looks amazing, riiiight?! Listen, I love animals. I mean, who doesn’t?…

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Occupy Your Spring Break with These YA Reads!

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Empty out your backpack filled with algebra and chemistry books, because you won’t be needing them on your spring break! Not sure what will occupy your time, though, while visiting relatives in Florida? We’ve got a few suggestions! Load up that empty backup with these Young Adult books you won’t be able to put down. We promise you won’t be disappointed with these page-turners, so grab your sun tan lotion, put in your head phones and enjoy the warm breeze of the ocean air as you dive into these stories of young adults we definitely wish we could spend a few days with IRL. Glass Sword (Red Queen), Victoria Aveyard (Harper Teen, February 2016) Victoria Aveyard has not only done it again, but…

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Raphael Montes’ Perfect Days Leaves You with a Thriller-Sized Book Hangover

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Isn’t it the absolute worst when you finish a book and all you have left are a ton of questions? #bookhangover! Well, that’s exactly what happened when I finished Raphael Montes‘ Perfect Days (Penguin Press, February 2016). The crime writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had me literally on the edge of my seat from the very beginning and then… I fell off the chair. So what’s it about? Perfect Days, is the perfect thriller! Medical student, Teo, meets the girl of his dreams. But this is not your typical love story that comes to mind. Unfortunately, Teo and his newfound “girlfriend” are about to embark on a journey that they will certainly never forget… or will they? It’s seriously, Gone Girl meets Dexter; Secluded cabins meets…

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From Flipping Tables to Turning Tables: Teresa Giudice’s Memoir Hits Shelves

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I’m a serious fan of The Real Housewives series, especially of the New Jersey installment. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good comeback story? Whether it’s the big hair, gawdy fashion or over the top arguments, the New Jersey housewives know how to make an explosive impact, especially Teresa Giudice. After an 11-month prison sentence as inmate 65703-050 at Danbury Correctional Facility in Connecticut, Giudice is a free woman and author of her first memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again (Gallery Books, February 9), which was released today. Giudice is not only sharing her experience behind bars (buckle up!), but also what it takes to be a part of the über-popular reality TV…

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A Missing Manuscript from Beatrix Potter Becomes a New Book

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Imagine opening an envelope from 1914 and discovering not just any letter but one that contained a story penciled by your favorite childhood author. Publisher Jo Hanks certainly opened the right envelope two years ago when she found The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by none other than Beatrix Potter (writer and illustrator of the mischievous Peter Rabbit) who had sent it to her publisher during World War I, The Guardian reported. After combing through the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archive in London; not one, not two, but three fragile manuscripts were found scribbled in school notebooks, a color sketch of Kitty-in-Boots, and a light sketch of Kitty-in-Boot’s nemesis, Mr. Tod. I find life getting away from me at times. I can…

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