Show Us Your Books: March 2022

Here’s the books I read in February. The list is not quite as long as last month’s but the girth of some of these books was mighty. If I had an unintentional theme for last month’s reads it seems to be of “page to screen” (at least for a few of them). A Game of . . . → Read More: Show Us Your Books: March 2022

The Law of Unintended Consequences and a revisited taco recipe

G. Davies Jandrey has a new novel out and I was lucky enough to get a first look. I’m also highlighting Crunchy Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Spicy Mayo from a former review of one of Jandrey’s previous books. . . . → Read More: The Law of Unintended Consequences and a revisited taco recipe

Show Us Your Books: January Reads

It’s been a while since I added a post to Show Us Your Books.

Last year my GoodReads challenge was 70 books. I met that and exceeded it by two so I set my 2022 challenge for 72 books. I was a little worried about that until I had to spend 5 days of . . . → Read More: Show Us Your Books: January Reads

The Taste of Ginger and trying Lentil Dal

It’s time for another TLC Book tour stop. I am please to review Mansi Shah’s debut novel The Taste of Ginger. I received a free copy via TLC and the author. All gushings and rants are my own. About the book: In Mansi Shah’s stunning debut novel, a family tragedy beckons a first-generation immigrant to . . . → Read More: The Taste of Ginger and trying Lentil Dal

Cinnamon and Gunpowder Muffins for CTB

I about screwed up. I was thinking I had until the end of December for this round of Cook the Books. Claudia from Honey from Rock is hosting Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown. You can read her announcement post here.

The book has been on my bedside table for a couple of months. I . . . → Read More: Cinnamon and Gunpowder Muffins for CTB

the moon won’t be dared and a recipe in the ashes

Today’s book review (another TLC Book Tour Stopover) is a work of poetry by Anne Leigh Parrish. I paired a recipe literally cooked in the ashes to accompany the theme of fire and destruction on Parrish’s works. . . . → Read More: the moon won’t be dared and a recipe in the ashes

What’s Good? This maple-whiskey cocktail and Peter Hoffman’s Book #LitHappens

I was please to get an advanced copy of Peter Hoffman’s memoir, What’s Good? A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients. Here’s my review along with Hoffman’s Back Forty cocktail. . . . → Read More: What’s Good? This maple-whiskey cocktail and Peter Hoffman’s Book #LitHappens

Divine Lola and Churro Biscotti

A fascinating biography about a eccentric but strong woman. Divine Lola needs to be in your library if you like reading about strong women. I paired a spicy vegan churro-flavored biscotti to go along with the fiery and spicy Lola. . . . → Read More: Divine Lola and Churro Biscotti

Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is the current selection for Cook the Books. There’s a lot of delicious food (and pie) in the novel. I would like to make it all but settled on this frittata to celebrate the book. . . . → Read More: Zucchini Frittata from The Blackbird Café

Caraway Cookies and a review of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost for TLC

A TLC Book Tour review for “a modern and twisty retelling of Jane Eyre.” I loved this book and decided to pair my review with Caraway-Lemon Shortbreads, a cookie of remembrance. Read on to find out more about this novel (and the cookies!). . . . → Read More: Caraway Cookies and a review of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost for TLC