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Half Baked Harvest

January 7, 2020



Tieghan Gerard’s newest cookbook Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods might be one of my new favorites! I always appreciate recipes that don’t have a ton of obscure ingredients…or just a ton of ingredients in general! If you like simple food and healthier alternatives then check this out!


P.S. the Caesar Broccoli with Eggy Fried Toast on page 159…it is a winner!

Book Love

January 4, 2020


Are you a bookworm? Do you feel like others simply do not understand your book-obsessed ways? Book Love by Debbie Tung is a cute graphic novel that you will fully relate to! Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal read to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.

For all of us who never succeed in buying only ONE book…

For all those lovely books that are currently resting on a TBR shelf, trying to lure us. On a daily basis…

For all the times we have embarrassed ourselves, torturing our necks, trying to take a peek of the book someone’s reading while commuting…


2019 Goodreads Challenge!

December 22, 2019

Does anyone else participate in the Goodreads reading challenge every year? You guys do use Goodreads to keep track of what you read….right? Anyway, every year I set a reading goal and I just (and just in time…YIKES) completed my goal of reading 75 books this year!

Some fun stats:

I read 21,146 pages!

The shortest book I read was 23 pages (Charlotte and Charles by Ann Tompert)

The most popular book that I read was Where The Crawdads Sing

Did you complete the challenge? What were your stats?

Watch Over Me

December 17, 2019


Want something light to read? Well the newest YA romance by Mila Gray might help distract you from your Holiday crazies!

This one follows Zoey, a responsible teen who helps care for her mother and younger siblings after her father goes to prison for domestic violence against her mother. When Zoey’s father is released from prison he harasses Zoey and threatens revenge for sending him to prison. Enter Tristan – Zoey’s older brother’s best friend and Coast Guard cutie with a serious hero complex (this story tells itself, right?) who tries to help Zoey keep everything together while they run from her father.

Gray always writes YA military romances, and to be honest they are a little cheesy, but who doesn’t want a fun, silly, and steamy romance sometimes?! Be warned: this one contains a storyline that features domestic violence. Despite that, however, the story is captivating and surprisingly happy.

The Fountains of Silence

December 7, 2019


I am currently listening to the audio version of Ruta Sepetys newest book The Fountains of Silence. As per usual – it is historical heaven! Sepetys always weaves together multiple characters to make a riveting story – and so far this one one is no different.

“Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more.”


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