The Violin Conspiracy

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendon Slocumb Did I expect to love a book about a concert violinist?  No.  I picked up this book only because it was the January pick for the online book club I belong too.  I knew almost nothing about it. The Premise: Ray McMillian is a young black man and violinist.... Continue Reading →

Daisy Jones & The Six

            Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid I am so late to the game on this one!  I have owned this book for over 2 years.  I bought it because I was hearing lots of buzz about it, but I was just never in the mood to... Continue Reading →

Pomegranate Rosemary Fizz (cocktail)

My husband made this drink for us back in December while trying out recipes to identify our Christmas cocktail for this year.  We really liked it, but it didn't feel Christmas-y enough.  Instead, we felt it was a good winter cocktail.  The pomegranate feels very seasonal, the color is uplifting, it has just the right... Continue Reading →

A Bad Day For Sunshine

A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones If you are in any sort of a reading slump or just don't know what to pick up next, may I recommend this one? A Bad Day for Sunshine is the first of a series and it is laugh out loud funny but still has serious topics... Continue Reading →

Star Fish

Star Fish by Lisa Fipps I don't often pick up Middle Grade books, but I made an exception for this because I have seen this title show up in multiple places, always being raved about. Since you are reading about it here, you can assume that I enjoyed it! The Premise: Elle is a fat... Continue Reading →

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murry I really enjoy this type of historical fiction (you know, the kind that isn't about WWII). In all seriousness, I love many WWII historical fiction books, but sometimes find the topic depressing and I feel like the market is flooded with these stories. However, I... Continue Reading →

Candy Cane (cocktail)

If you are looking for a holiday cocktail, you have come to the right place! This drink is Christmas in a glass. It's sweet and creamy with just enough peppermint to make it clear where it gets its name. The Recipe:1oz Vodka1oz Peppermint Schnapps1oz White Crème de Cacao1oz Half & Half Shake the ingredients together... Continue Reading →

Spells For Forgetting

Spells For Forgetting by Adrienne Young This book has it all... romance, an unsolved mystery, magic and lots of family drama. The Premise: Emery and August were more than just high-school sweethearts, they were soul-mates. But one night, right before they are due to run away together, their close friend, Lily, is found dead. The... Continue Reading →

Mad Honey

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan There are so many reasons why I loved this book. I loved that these 2 author worked together to create a novel without the slightest disjointed feeling. I love that this story has the power to open minds and educate in a way that feels authentic.... Continue Reading →

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