The book: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Last month, I read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This fictional book is about a mother and daughter - Mia and Pearl - that try to settle down in a wealthy, meticulously-planned suburb in Ohio after a lifetime of moving every several months. One family in … Continue reading (cupcakes that look like) Little Fires Everywhere
Happy December, everyone! Thanksgiving has passed, and it is starting to snow where I live...it really feels like winter! The first two weeks of November were relaxing, then the second half was a bit crazier. My husband and I went to an impromptu one-week-early Thanksgiving dinner (driving 6 hours each way) the third weekend of … Continue reading Month in review: November 2019
Thank you to Sarah for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award (over a month ago, but I've been behind on blogging lately). Sarah is an avid reader who talks about books spanning diverse genres. One of my favorite reads this year was Red, White & Royal Blue - a book that I first heard … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award #2
This week's Nonfiction November prompt is fiction/non-fiction book pairings. To quote the creator of this challenge: "It can be a 'If you loved this book, read this!' or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction … Continue reading Nonfiction November 2019: week 2
This year, I'm participating in a blogging event called Nonfiction November! I'm excited to participate by posting, but even more excited to read others' posts: I'm gaining a lot of great nonfiction recommendations this way! Week 1: (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1) – Your Year in Nonfiction (Julie @ Julz Reads): Take a look back at your year of … Continue reading Nonfiction November 2019: week 1
Happy November! While most of 2019 has flown by, October actually seemed to pass at a good pace. It was still a busy month though! Mostly because...I got married! Given that wedding planning is insane and all-consuming in the weeks leading up to the wedding, I am honestly shocked that I managed to get anything … Continue reading Month in review: October 2019
The book: Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson. In the spirit of Halloween and all things strange, I just finished reading Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson. The novel follows two main story lines. First: nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write Frankenstein in the summer of 1816. Then, fast-forwarding two centuries, there is the story … Continue reading (chocolate linzer cookies for) Frankissstein: A Love Story
For as long as I can remember, I have been incredibly reserved. As a kid, even when I wanted to "put myself out there" and tried to be outgoing, I was still quite reserved in what information I did share. This habit has never really faded; if anything, it has intensified to the point where … Continue reading BLOG-tober #4: perspectives worth sharing.
The book: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Earlier this month I read Hope Jahren's memoir, Lab Girl. Dr. Jahren is a professor and researcher at the University of Oslo in Norway, but she has also held professor positions at Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Hawaii. Lab Girl tells the story … Continue reading Lab Girl (plus, how baking meringues is like doing laboratory work)
A couple weeks ago, Ashley at Mental Health at Home posted her answers to an "eleven weird things about me" challenge. I loved this post, because I feel that it's important to embrace and be open about our weirdness. I also thought that this topic fit in perfectly with "BLOG-tober," since October is the month … Continue reading BLOG-tober #3: weird things about me.