Wintering

Part memior, part spiritual philosphy, May shares her personal view and insight in a way that has me looking at winter in a whole new light! There isn't much to say, other than "pick it up, make a cup a tea, grab a blanket and settle in for a long winter afternoon".

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson How can I not read a book that starts with a book club gathering? The premise: Our main character, Amy, is a good mom, a good friend, a good wife and a good neighbor.  She lives in a perfect (if not occassionally catty) suburben neighborhood. Her and her... Continue Reading →

Juniper Royal (Cocktail)

We were gifted a couple tiny bottles of presecco over the holidays, so I decided a bubbly drink was in order. From page 188 of our Ultimat Bar Book, I bring you the Juniper Royale. 2 oz Gin1 oz Orange Juice1 oz Cranberry Juice (I used Cran-Rasp)Dash of grenadine6 oz bottle of chilled bubbly Shake... Continue Reading →

Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam I was a little on the fence about this book, so I read the reviews to see what other people thought.  It appears there is a wide range of opinions on it.  The Premise: A family of 4 rent a vacation home in a rural area to get... Continue Reading →

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah Ann Mah is not just a journalist,  but also a foodie and a Francophile.  So when her husband took an assignment in Paris, France she thought she had won the lottery.  However, soon, he was reassigned again and she was left alone to make a home... Continue Reading →

The Late Bloomers Club

The Late Bloomers' Club by Louise Miller A nice, light book to start the new year. Nothing deep, no big plot twist, just a nice story with a bit of family drama and romance. The premise: Nora and Kit are sisters. Nora, the oldest, is the responsible one. She runs the family diner and takes... Continue Reading →

My 2020 Reading Stats

My 2020 reading goals  were – read more self development books, more series and enjoy some re-reads.  How did I do?  Not too shabby.  My favorite reads: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand, Girls Made of Glass and Snow by Melissa Bashardoust, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune... Continue Reading →

The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny Number 5 in the Inspector Gamache Novel and my favorite so far.  Penny has a knack for really odd murders and this one is no exception.  Although, in truth, I guess it’s not the murder that was so odd it in this one, but what happened after. The premise:... Continue Reading →

Cozy Minimalist Home

Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith More Style, Less Stuff, that’s the subtitle of this book.  I found this to be an inspiring book about creating a home that you love and that is uniquely yours.  I’m not 100% in love with all of her decorating choices, but that’s the point...It’s her house, not mine.... Continue Reading →

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