Love & Other Disasters

Love and Other Disasters by Anita Kelly This book puts the comedy in ‘Rom-Com’.  I chucked out loud several times.   Recently divorced, with too many bills and a job that was not going well, Dahlia is struggling. What better way to make some quick cash than to enter into a reality cooking show?  She heads... Continue Reading →

Unlikely Animals

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett I would describe this as a dark comedy with a sprinkle of magical realism.  I love a sad or dark book that is ‘chuckle-out-loud’ funny.  I mean, who doesn’t love a book that hits you in all the feels?  On the surface, this is a story about Emma Starling.  Born... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Thief

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li This book has been on my radar since Anne Bogel of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog put it on her summer reading guide last year. It sounded interesting enough to intrigue me, but apparently not enough for me to pick it up as part of my summer... Continue Reading →

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 →

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