“A breeze rose. It cooled their skin as whiskey warmed it, flask moving from han…

“A breeze rose. It cooled their skin as whiskey warmed it, flask moving from hand to hand. Cheese sandwiches and salami for dinner around the campfire.” – • Happy Thanksgiving! Chose this book to post because books like this one make me thankful, as reading brings such fulfillment to my life and thankful for for … Read more

“If he’d had a glass or two of bourbon, those pronouncements would come thick an…

“If he’d had a glass or two of bourbon, those pronouncements would come thick and fast, and Annie would find reasons to lurk in the kitchen before he could rile himself and find fault with dinner.” – 💜 • My bookofthemonth pick this month was also reesesbookclub and pick for the month so I knew … Read more

“Now that I was again comfortable in his presence, my father would arrive in the…

“Now that I was again comfortable in his presence, my father would arrive in the morning, feed me a breakfast of yogurt and cappuccino, and play a few games of cards that I was often too disoriented to follow.” p.100 ❤️ • Fascinating and remarkable true story of a woman trying to find the correct … Read more

“Each day was predictable. We got up, ate cold pizza for breakfast, left over fr…

“Each day was predictable. We got up, ate cold pizza for breakfast, left over from my husband’s shift at the restaurant the night before.” – p.126 🧡 • Crazy Brave is a lyrical and mystical memoir by our current U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Native American poet to hold this title. This powerful memoir, in … Read more

“Listen, I’m going to do you a favor and introduce you to real fries… Straight…

“Listen, I’m going to do you a favor and introduce you to real fries… Straight ahead, the golden arches hovered high above a McDonald’s, it’s roof covered with splotches of snow.” p.231 ❤️ • 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ! A poignant novel about immigration and the lives of a family trying to make a better way … Read more

“We’re not going to Trader Joe’s if you keep acting like a brat!…. Meanwhile, …

“We’re not going to Trader Joe’s if you keep acting like a brat!…. Meanwhile, if she was lucky, she could appease Hanna with a bag of dark chocolate-covered blueberries, and hope they could maintain the peace for the rest of the day.” p.46 💙 • Hard to rate this book because I think it was … Read more

“I can’t take candy from strangers … But I can take …*sniff*… some Freeto …

“I can’t take candy from strangers … But I can take …*sniff*… some Freeto pie.” P.124 🧡 • The sweetest story about two besties who are spending their final year working at a pumpkin patch before heading off to college. Adventure and lots of running around (and delicious foods) abound on their last night and … Read more

“I chomp on the apples like I’m a wolf tearing into its dinner.” P.171 • I got …

“I chomp on the apples like I’m a wolf tearing into its dinner.” P.171 💚 • I got this read for my daughter who gave up on it and DNFed. I was curious as to why she would abandon it and man, it was tough getting into this one. I did not give up though … Read more

“The chicken stew had carrots and celery in it, and I hadn’t tasted either in at…

“The chicken stew had carrots and celery in it, and I hadn’t tasted either in at least two years.” P.108 💜 • This takes place in the future, after flooding has taken over a lot of our land and created a waterworld amongst some mountaintop colonies. Myra is on a mission to find her oldest … Read more

“Jessica ordered a Caesar salad and opted for a beer this time.” p.51 • 3.5 sta…

“Jessica ordered a Caesar salad and opted for a beer this time.” p.51 ❤️ • 3.5 stars for this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 It took me about 2/3 of the way in to get into this book but once I did, man- I could not put it down! It was fast and my heart was racing. But … Read more