Little Eyes / Meringue Cookies

I had no idea what to expect when I started Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin. I hadn’t read a synopsis and just went in blind. Luckily for me, I found it was a really engaging book. It is what I would call “sci-fi lite”. The world Schweblin creates is almost like our own, but withContinue reading “Little Eyes / Meringue Cookies”

Deception / Peach Cobbler

The 2020 Election was overwhelming to say the least. Mixed in with all the crazy news stories that still continue to play out, one of my favorite revelations was that Stacey Abrams is also a romance author under the pen name Selena Montgomery. Naturally, her books shot to the top of my to-be-read list. TheContinue reading “Deception / Peach Cobbler”

Anxious People / Chocolate Chip Cookies

In my continued effort to read through Fredrik Backman’s books, I recently read Anxious People. It’s an unlikely story of a random group of people who are taken hostage during an open house for an apartment. As the story unfolds and we learn more about each of the characters and their motivations, you can’t helpContinue reading “Anxious People / Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Little Women / Snow Cake

Little Women was one of my favorite books growing up. I love to read and I have three sisters – I was definitely the target demographic. In second grade, I practiced public speaking by reading the book out loud to my knockoff American Girl dolls.   In honor of one of my favorite books, IContinue reading “Little Women / Snow Cake”

The Signature of All Things / Spiced Leaf Cookies

One of my favorite pandemic activities has been going for walks in the historic Woodlands Cemetery in my neighborhood. It may sound a bit morbid, but it is actually quite lovely and has lots of walking/running trails, a community garden, and plenty of room to be socially distant. While researching some of the more notableContinue reading “The Signature of All Things / Spiced Leaf Cookies”

Pride, Prejudice and Scones

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite stories of all time. I love the original book, but I also love seeing all the different adaptations. This year, I’ve read two different adaptations. The first was Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. It’s a modern retelling set in the suburbs of Cincinnati that swaps Regency Era dramaContinue reading “Pride, Prejudice and Scones”

A Man Called Ove / Swedish Visiting Bars

My first introduction to Fredrik Backman was his book Beartown, which I absolutely love and have recommended to countless people. It is like Friday Night Lights but hockey instead of football and rural Sweden instead of Texas. Since reading Beartown, I have started to go through the rest of Fredrik Backman’s work, including A ManContinue reading “A Man Called Ove / Swedish Visiting Bars”

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