TTT: Top Ten Favorite Recipes from Cookbooks

Today’s theme is: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you’d love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don’t read foody books.) I’m not a big cook. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I always feel rushed or tired … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Favorite Recipes from Cookbooks

Memoir Monday: Celebrity Memoir

Every now and then a celebrity memoir comes out that I really must read. I enjoy reading about women’s stories in general, but tend to stay away from celebrity stories. I watched my fair share of stories about how someone “made it big” on Lifetime or whatever and can’t seem to muster up a whole lot of interest. Plus, there are so many interesting women … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Celebrity Memoir

Isaiah 56-66: Coming back into God’s good graces

This set of chapters revolves around coming back to God and coming back to Jerusalem. Chapter fifty six begins the section by talking about how anyone who keeps the Sabbath can be one of God’s people. It’s important to note, though, that keeping the Sabbath is not the same as we refer to it today. This means living in the way of God with all … Continue reading Isaiah 56-66: Coming back into God’s good graces

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Review:  After finishing the first book in the Shades of Magic, A Darker Shade of Magic, I jumped right into this one. As mentioned before, I loved the characters and this one not only introduced a few new ones, but let us see some more of my favorite second tier characters. *Some spoilers for the first book, and maybe a small one for this book* Kell and … Continue reading A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Bald is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer by Andrea Hutton

Review: I don’t know about you, but I found this title irresistible. It perfectly conveys the attitude and topic of the book. With so many risk factors for breast cancer and so many women diagnosed every year, I can’t see how it’s ever too early to learn a bit about it. I knew the basics on what people do after being diagnosed, like get treatment … Continue reading Bald is Better with Earrings: A Survivor’s Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer by Andrea Hutton

Top Ten Favorite Books to Read to My Son

I know, I know, that’s not the theme for this week, but this Top Ten Tuesday just happens to fall on my son’s birthday. He has his own full sized bookshelf in our house and at least as many books as my husband and I have put together. We usually read 2 to 3 books a night, unless circumstances made it so that it was … Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Books to Read to My Son

Memoir Monday: Nobel Women TBR

As mentioned last week, I still have quite a few books from Nobel Women to read and at least two are memoirs. Here they are: Born in a rural village in 1940, Wangari Maathai was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her studying with Catholic missionaries, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Nobel Women TBR

Peer Marriage, Opting Out, and the revolution at home

Last month, I got a little into what comes next for women as we strive to move forward and break down barriers. Much of the way forward for me has been breaking down the gender stereotypes that I run into for myself and talking to those around me about the way they see gender when they stereotype. One of the stereotypes that continues to plague … Continue reading Peer Marriage, Opting Out, and the revolution at home

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Review:  I probably wouldn’t have picked up A Darker Shade of Magic if not for it’s sequel. I didn’t read them out of order and it’s be safe to expect the review for A Gathering of Shadows to come out next week, but it was this second title that grasped my attention. I’m not a big fantasy fan and tend to avoid books with magic in them but … Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Review:   Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel is one of those rare YA books that is delightfully high school. The story is told from the first person POV of Leila so all the other characters only develop as far as her relationship with them does. And there is some development for most of the characters. What makes it delightfully high school is the … Continue reading Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan