“Vanessa and Seth stayed for dinner, which was spaghetti that Vanessa made while…

“Vanessa and Seth stayed for dinner, which was spaghetti that Vanessa made while Toby unpacked the kids and did loads of laundry and tried in vain to contact the child psychologist they’d consulted in May when they were preparing to tell the kids about the divorce.” 🤎 • This book didn’t quite work for me. … Read more

“Grinning , he approached Junia and stood a few feet back from the hee-hawing mu…

“Grinning , he approached Junia and stood a few feet back from the hee-hawing mule until he spied me in the window and held up the apple, a question in his eyes.” ❤️ • I really enjoyed this book about the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky as well as the blue people of Kentucky, who I … Read more

Cooked along with hosted by with this Turkish scrambled eggs with spicy tomato…

Cooked along with hosted by cookinglikeimeanit with this Turkish scrambled eggs with spicy tomato and capers from Milk Street- Tuesday Nights. This was so amazing and packed with flavor. My husband said it’s better than anything he could order at a restaurant! Definitely a keeper! 💛 • • • •

“The blanket around my shoulders is soft, and I relax against it, the mug of hot…

“The blanket around my shoulders is soft, and I relax against it, the mug of hot chocolate cooling in my hands.” 🧡 • This book was suspenseful and engrossing. It kind of started a bit slow for me but it ramped up to a heart-racing pace at the end! It actually gave me a twinge … Read more

“Alix’s world became a place defined by Pack-‘n-Plays, white noise machines, cha…

“Alix’s world became a place defined by Pack-‘n-Plays, white noise machines, chafed areolas, and grapes cut in half.” 💙 • Fantastic and thought provoking novel about class, privilege, race and consent. Reid is really great about articulating a lot of truths in a very honest and relatable way. There were definitely characters I loved to … Read more

Cooked along with hosted by and hosted by with this Vietnamese Rice Soup wit…

Cooked along with hosted by cookinglikeimeanit and hosted by rainydaybites with this Vietnamese Rice Soup with chicken or last night from Milk Street: The New Rules by 177milkstreet and cpkimball . It was comforting and the only slight change I made was using chicken thigh instead of breast because that’s what I had on hand! … Read more

“‘There’s a catch, right?’ Chloe says before taking a sip of Two-Buck Chuck from…

“‘There’s a catch, right?’ Chloe says before taking a sip of Two-Buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s.” 💓 • This was so scary!! I needed to read it in broad daylight with lots of noise around me. It’s a thriller and it does its job well. I think Sager is so good at setting the mood … Read more

“One of the agents brought the girls a bag of Skittles, but even then they could…

“One of the agents brought the girls a bag of Skittles, but even then they couldn’t smile, they couldn’t say thank you, they just stood there, looking at the candy with horror.” 💙 • There’s been a lot of talk about American Dirt recently and one of the books I’ve seen mentioned during that discussion … Read more

“‘Could I have some chocolate? Green and Black’s. Sea salt is my favorite, but t…

“‘Could I have some chocolate? Green and Black’s. Sea salt is my favorite, but the eighty-five percent dark probably has greater medicinal properties.’” 💝 • Love the representation in this book – chronically ill woman of color who is not a size 0! Hooray! To be honest, it took me a little while to get … Read more

“I’d slept right through my alarm, but still managed to get there by seven thirt…

“I’d slept right through my alarm, but still managed to get there by seven thirty, eating a blueberry muffin along the way.” 💙 • This was my first Diane Chamberlain book and I loved it!! Set in the 1940s and present day, it tells the story of two women and one art mural. Anna Dale … Read more