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

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

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

Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read

Today begins announcements for the 2017 Nobel Prizes! Last year, I decided to read at least one book by every woman who had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I had initially wanted to do it in a year but that reading schedule proved a little too daunting. Instead, I’ve sprinkled them in with other challenges. Also, not all have written a book so I have … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Nobel Women Read

Isaiah 36-39: Isaiah’s life

The events of these four chapters repeat what happened back in 2 Kings 18-20. The only difference is that chapter thirty eight contains a writing by King Hezekiah after he had been healed. I said, xIn the middle4 of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of Sheol for the rest of my years. 11  I said, I shall not see the LORD, the LORD yin the land of the living; I shall look on man no more among the inhabitants of the world. 12  My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me zlike a shepherd’s tent; alike a weaver bI have rolled up my life; che cuts me off from the loom; dfrom day to night you bring me to an end; 13  eI calmed myself5 until morning; like a lion fhe breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end. 14  Like ga swallow or a crane I chirp; hI moan like a dove. iMy eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; jbe my pledge of safety! 15  What shall I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. kI walk slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul. 16  lO Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. … Continue reading Isaiah 36-39: Isaiah’s life

Black Panther: World of Wakanda Volume 1

Review:  Last year, I got and read the first issue of this short run and reviewed it here. I didn’t know at the time that it would be a short run, but Marvel cancelled it a few months ago, which is disappointing. Along with the groundbreaking nature of the comic, it was a really good story and characters that I wish I could get to know … Continue reading Black Panther: World of Wakanda Volume 1