“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels….

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels.” 💙 • This definitely started out giving me John Green vibes but it ended up being more satisfying because for me, the characters of Violet and Finch felt a little more authentic to me- they had a little more dimension. … Read more

“Her father glanced up from where he was slicing oranges in the kitchen.” • Th…

“Her father glanced up from where he was slicing oranges in the kitchen.” 🧡 • Thank you readforeverpub for a copy of this book that came out yesterday! 🎉 It’s no spoiler because it’s right in the title – this book is about a second chance romance between Dakota and Dexter and it’s all kinds … Read more

“Sydney clicked on the radio in the kitchen, the sun from the day still on her s…

“Sydney clicked on the radio in the kitchen, the sun from the day still on her skin, and pulled out Aunt Clara’s lemon bar recipe.” 💛 • Very similarly to the first book in this series, I think it’s a perfectly fine beach romance you could pick up at your local grocery store while on … 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

“In the photo, Rosie stands on the clinical white tiles of the hotel’s kitchen f…

“In the photo, Rosie stands on the clinical white tiles of the hotel’s kitchen floor , hands to her mouth in mock-shock, and Fox is in front of her, long suit trousered legs bent on one knee, holding out a croissant the way someone would offer an engagement ring.” 💙 • It took me a … Read more

“Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” • Wo…

“Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” 💛 • Wow, this was my first Marlon James read and it blew me away. It is set on a slave plantation in Jamaica in the 18th century. The writing, the characters, the language – all so rich and amazing. Great … Read more

“With the kitchen TV up loud on Entertainment Tonight, she cooked pork chops siz…

“With the kitchen TV up loud on Entertainment Tonight, she cooked pork chops sizzled in their own fat and smothered in green chili.” 🧡 • I’m not typically a fan of short stories but this collection is so well written, each story being so unique and complete on its own and yet there was the … Read more

“During the funeral, Nena ordered me out of the kitchen, where she and the girls…

“During the funeral, Nena ordered me out of the kitchen, where she and the girls were preparing the post-funeral meal, and to the orchard to collect limes.” 💚 • An atmospheric coming of age story of two friends in Brazil. One rich, one poor and all drama! It definitely reminded me of the My Brilliant … 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

“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