“We were midway through a dinner of roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, the com…

“We were midway through a dinner of roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, the comforting smells turned brittle by the strain in the air.” 💜 • 5 star read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book was beautiful and moving and completely unexpected. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a book focused on scents and memory but this … Read more

“Sara helped Nonna ice the cinnamon rolls. When she returned to the table, she n…

“Sara helped Nonna ice the cinnamon rolls. When she returned to the table, she noticed a full, steaming cup of coffee sitting at her place.” 💚 • 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oh my heart. Felt like it was squeezed throughout this entire book. I’m rather new to reading romance but this felt like the perfect romance … Read more

Cooked along with hosted by with these peanut sesame noodles from Milk Street-…

Cooked along with hosted by cookinglikeimeanit with these peanut sesame noodles from Milk Street- Tuesday Nights. It was quick and tasty but I used the wrong noodles! Once I was home I realized the recipe actually called for udon noodles but I used soba, which is what I typically use for peanut noodles. It turned … Read more

“When they ordered Chinese food, Floss let Orla have both fortune cookies.” • …

“When they ordered Chinese food, Floss let Orla have both fortune cookies.” 💙 • Very relevant topic and quite funny to be reviewing this on social media, as one of the themes of this book is about society and social media. It’s a book that makes us question how social media will play a part … Read more

So excited to be part of the hosted by ! We are reading The Red Lotus by an…

So excited to be part of the hosted by jordys.book.club bostonbookfanatic mystery.book.club ! We are reading The Red Lotus by chrisbohjalian and it will be hitting bookshelves March 17,2020! We are discussing today so I was feverishly reading this yesterday at the baseball field! Can’t wait for our group chat – so much to discuss!! … Read more

“What I longed for was a single square of chocolate.” • What a harrowing and u…

“What I longed for was a single square of chocolate.” 🖤 • What a harrowing and unimaginably difficult experience! I found a huge disconnect between the beginning of the book and the part of the actual kidnapping- I found it a bit hard to be sympathetic initially but what Lindhout endured is beyond our imagination … Read more

“Then they drink a cup of coffee together in the kitchen: hot, strong, as much s…

“Then they drink a cup of coffee together in the kitchen: hot, strong, as much sugar as she wants.” 💙 • Beautifully written book that deserves all of the accolades it has received. It’s very atmospheric and vivid and I felt transported to the setting and felt protective of both Marie-Laure and Werner. But I … Read more

Cooked along with hosted by with this Spicy Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro …

Cooked along with hosted by cookinglikeimeanit with this Spicy Beef Salad with Mint and Cilantro (Larb Neua) from Milk Street- The New Rules. It tasted authentic and had a lot of bold, bright colors but for some reason the meat didn’t seem to really soak in those flavors much, even after sitting for 20 min … Read more

“But, Aunt Lydia, you must drink this mint tea, it will do wonders for your dige…

“But, Aunt Lydia, you must drink this mint tea, it will do wonders for your digestion! Keep your nose out of my digestion, I want to snap at them; but they mean well, I remind myself.” 💙 • Returning to Gilead was definitely bittersweet. It was nostalgic and I really loved The Handmaid’s Tale. However, … Read more

“I sat at the kitchen table and watched Bertha cut a thick slice of coffee cake …

“I sat at the kitchen table and watched Bertha cut a thick slice of coffee cake and put it on a paper towel in front of me.” 💜 • Happy Valentine’s Day! My daughter asked me last night if I would be her Valentine and of course I said Yes!!!! I love that she’s at … Read more