“Inhaling the scent of blueberries, she took a bite of one of the muffins.” • …

“Inhaling the scent of blueberries, she took a bite of one of the muffins.” 💙 • I loved returning to Moose Springs and enjoyed this second installment even more than the first because it felt like reuniting with old friends. It was a fun ride from literally the first sentence! Perfect to pick up around … Read more

“I set out plates while Dad makes fried bologna sandwiches.” • Sweet YA romanc…

“I set out plates while Dad makes fried bologna sandwiches.” 💙 • Sweet YA romance with great representation and lots of important issues tackled in a fun and relatable way. I wish there were books like this when I was a teen! It was great to read this during election season here in the US. … Read more

“I picked up the fork again and tried to imitate Yaya by twisting it in the plat…

“I picked up the fork again and tried to imitate Yaya by twisting it in the plate until there was a roll of pasta on it.” ❤️ • Yes, yes, yes!! I was snapping my fingers in the air while finishing up this contemporary Ghanaian debut novel by peacemedie . It’s about Afi, a young … Read more

Made Rice Pudding with Bourbon, Orange and Cardamom for this week’s hosted by …

Made Rice Pudding with Bourbon, Orange and Cardamom for this week’s hosted by cookinglikeimeanit from Cookish, the newest Milk Street Cookbook ! Thank you voraciousbooks for this gifted book 💛 This is so delicious and creamy. If the only rice pudding you have had is from the supermarket or in the dorms, you haven’t had … Read more

“Mother doesn’t say anything, but begins peeling an orange as if it’s responsibl…

“Mother doesn’t say anything, but begins peeling an orange as if it’s responsible for all our family’s woes, juice squirting onto the tablecloth.” 🧡 • This was a super fast read for me and while it was a great October read for the creepy atmospheric setting, it was definitely more coming of age than anything … Read more

“Well I’m just as happy to talk about communication! That and a nice glass of wi…

“Well I’m just as happy to talk about communication! That and a nice glass of wine- nothing like it !” ❤️ [ ] Thank you to bibliofinder and harperperennial for this copy of Sapiens: A Graphic History by yuval_noah_harari coming out this Tues 10/27/2020! Let me just tell you, bookmark this for gift ideas for … Read more

“Graham couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful moment to enjoy his hometown of …

“Graham couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful moment to enjoy his hometown of Moose Springs. A moment to sit on the back steps of his diner, take a break, and sip a root beer.” 💙 • We are reading Mistletoe and Mr. Right with thechicklitbookclub right now so I had to read the first … Read more

“Ba refused meals and took whiskey like water.” • 5 star read !!! Longlisted f…

“Ba refused meals and took whiskey like water.” 💙 • 5 star read !!! Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and so well deserved. This is a stunning novel about two siblings on the run in the American West “set against the twilight of the American gold rush” (from Goodreads). Lucy and Sam are children … Read more

“Dad turns to look at me from his seat at the table, his big hands curled around…

“Dad turns to look at me from his seat at the table, his big hands curled around a cup of tea.” 💙 • So torn on this because I loved the love interest, Jake SOOOO much but really couldn’t stand our main girl, Leila! The whole time I felt like she didn’t deserve Jake so … Read more

“Arranged neatly on her plate, as though James was competing in a cooking show o…

“Arranged neatly on her plate, as though James was competing in a cooking show on the Food Network, were scrambled eggs, two strips of bacon, hash browns, and a perfectly quartered orange.” 🤍 • [ ] Thank you to hearourvoicestours for the opportunity to read and review The Barren Grounds by David Alexander Robertson 🤍 … Read more