Follow Me to the Land of Sweets! Baking Glazed Lemon-Thyme Poppyseed Cake

Hey, friends! I touched on wanting to include more than just book posts on my blog. It won’t be an all-the-time thing, but I’d really love to share my journey of baking with you all. It’s another hobby I dabble in quite often, and it’s something I’m passionate about outside the land of books. I…

Goodreads Choice Awards Predictions

I personally don't vote in the GR Choice Awards because it's typically the popular books that end up winning. I don't really talk about it much, but I think it would be a fun blog post if I predicted which book I thought would win and which one I would choose. I think I saw…

Book Review of How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith 336 pages Published in 6/1/21 by Little, Brown, and Company ★★★★ Genre: Nonfiction / History / Social Justice Amazon | B&N *click on photos to view original source. “Poet and contributor to The Atlantic Clint Smith’s revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation Beginning in his…

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Give Me Crayola Crayon Vibes

I haven't participated in TTT in a LONG time, and I thought this prompt was super cute and creative. I had a lot of fun completing this list. I'm excited to see what other bloggers say. I'm sure there are tons of titles that could work. I couldn't even narrow it down to 10, so…

The Recommendations Book Tag

I saw Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books post this, and it looked like so much fun, so I decided to participate. It was originally created by Ally Writes Things (link below). I tag whoever wants to participate! Rules: Tag Ally @ Ally Writes Things so I can see your recommendations!Give at least one recommendation for each of…

Book Review of The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles 368 pages Published: 2/9/21 by Atria Books Genre: Historical fiction ★★★ Amazon | B&N *Click on photos to view original source. ”Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family,…

Book Review of Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Survive the Night by Riley Sager 336 pages Publication date: 6/29/21 by Dutton Books ISBN: 9780593183168 Genre: Thriller ★★ Amazon | B&N *Click on photos to view original source. "It's November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana's in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a…

Short Book Review of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 496 pages Published: 8/4/20 by Random House ISBN: 9780593230251 Genre: Nonfiction — Social Justice ★★★★★ B&N *Click on photos to view original source. “The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives…

Book Review of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 464 pages Published 2/6/18 by St. Martin's Press ISBN: 9781250165619 Genre: Historical Fiction ★★★★ *Click on photos to view source. "Alaska, 1974.Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man.…