“I handed over my twenty bucks to Nolan while shrimp lo mein dangled from my mou…

“I handed over my twenty bucks to Nolan while shrimp lo mein dangled from my mouth.” 💛 • Thank you avonbooks for gifting me a copy of this book! Another great Suzanne Park read! It definitely had a rom-com feel but more com, less of the rom which was fine! Like a lot of movie … Read more

“Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of pota…

“Rohila’s hazel eyes gave me a look even as she turned to heat up a bowl of potato stew for our father.” 🧡 • I enjoyed this book about 2 women in Afghanistan, living lives about about 70 years apart. You can definitely see the similarities in their lives, particularly when Rahima is allowed to … Read more

“She sipped the last of the miyeok guk- anchovy flavored and lightly briny, bead…

“She sipped the last of the miyeok guk- anchovy flavored and lightly briny, beaded with sesame oil-from her spoon.” ❤️ • [ Thank you to bookclubbish parkrowbooks for novel by author njooyounkim ! This is a suspenseful and moving story that starts as a mystery with a mother dead in her LA Koreatown apartment and … Read more

“Of course, the context of my childhood- the boy bands, the Lunchables, the impe…

“Of course, the context of my childhood- the boy bands, the Lunchables, the impeachment of Bill Clinton- only emphasizes our generational gap.” ❤️ • This book was so unexpected! It’s sharp, uncomfortable and unsettling. I can’t say I enjoyed the ride but it was such a fresh experience of reading. It’s brutally honest and so … Read more

“Subway sandwiches and banchan. Two cultures colliding to make culinary magic: t…

“Subway sandwiches and banchan. Two cultures colliding to make culinary magic: this was the Korean American dream right here. KFC with kimchi was my all-time second favorite combo.” 💙 • This was truly the perfect escape book right now! Loved this sweet story of Nate and Kate (omg how darling!). It’s such an appropriately cute … Read more

“The spicy aromas of curried vegetables and buttery roti wafted from the kitchen…

“The spicy aromas of curried vegetables and buttery roti wafted from the kitchen, rolled through the hallway, and greeted me in the foyer .” 💛 • I love that this romance is out in the world!! The representation is wonderful to have in the romance genre and I fell hard for Jay, the male love … Read more

“Somin leaned against the counter, sucking on a yogurt drink.” • Thank you fo…

“Somin leaned against the counter, sucking on a yogurt drink.” 💜 • Thank you penguinteen for a copy of this book! Wow – the representation in this is amazing! Where was this book when I was growing up??? A fantasy series based on Korean mythology/folklore? How many takes on American folk tales have I read … Read more

Made this Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Sweet lime- garlic dressing for this wee…

Made this Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Sweet lime- garlic dressing for this week’s hosted by cookinglikeimeanit from Milk Street- The New Rules. As my husband said, kinda tastes like a deconstructed banh mi without the bread. A wonderful summer meal- hearty and refreshing. Either my limes were super potent or our family prefers more sweetness … Read more

“‘I, um-I don’t think I’m up for a fancy brunch right now. Maybe some toast in m…

“‘I, um-I don’t think I’m up for a fancy brunch right now. Maybe some toast in my fancy kitchen instead?’” 💙 • Wow, this book was a breath of fresh air! Unique, creative and just a lot of fun. I was afraid I would get confused by the time travel as Oona travels from one … Read more

“‘I’ll have eggs and bacon,’ he answers after a beat. ‘Black coffee, too, please…

“‘I’ll have eggs and bacon,’ he answers after a beat. ‘Black coffee, too, please.’” ❤️ • This is a story of 3 women in the 1930s whose paths converge in Key West, FL one Labor Day weekend. It’s also exactly when a huge hurricane threatens the area. I love that a Cleeton book makes you … Read more