DNF: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

What? Are you surprised by the DNF in the post title? Yes, it's true - I've DNF'd my very first book of the year. It's Bloodline by Jess Lourey. I had such high hopes for this book, and though I struggled (I got to 33%, according to the progress bar on my Kindle), this one … Continue reading DNF: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

February Wrap-Up

Where has the time gone? It's the end of February, which means we're only two weeks shy of having been in this pandemic for a year now. (I know other countries have been there longer, but I'm talking specifically about my state.) This month, I managed to write a whopping 22 blog posts (if we … Continue reading February Wrap-Up

First Impression Friday: “Over the Woodward Wall” by A. Deborah Baker

After two disappointing books in a row, I'm ready to find something interesting again. From GoodReads: Avery is an exceptional child. Everything he does is precise, from the way he washes his face in the morning, to the way he completes his homework – without complaint, without fuss, without prompt.Zib is also an exceptional child, … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Over the Woodward Wall” by A. Deborah Baker

The Anti-TBR Book Tag

Good morning! This week's tag is the Anti-TBR Book Tag, which I found on Kyla's Library but was originally created by Nicole & Her Books (video warning). 1. A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading? It's not necessarily a popular book, but a popular author: I have absolutely zero interest … Continue reading The Anti-TBR Book Tag

Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Chili from Cooking Classy

If y'all can remember back to 2018, I started looking up chili recipes to use for a chili cooking competition at my office. I ended up trying out three of them and made what I thought was the best one, only for something to go horribly wrong with my chili at the actual competition and … Continue reading Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Chili from Cooking Classy

TTT: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week's theme is Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud, and I have to be honest with you, every week I say "Oh, this one is going to be so hard" but I get into a groove and it works, … Continue reading TTT: Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud

Book Review: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford was the sixth book I read in 2021, and it is the first book I'd put on my "disappointing" list for the end of the year. Content Warning: Pedophilia, Incest, Spoilers The only reason I picked this book up is because it was the January 2020 book for … Continue reading Book Review: “Follow Me to Ground” by Sue Rainsford

First Impression Friday: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

I think this was either a December 2020 or January 2021 Kindle First book. From GoodReads: In a tale inspired by real events, pregnant journalist Joan Harken is cautiously excited to follow her fiancé back to his Minnesota hometown. After spending a childhood on the move and chasing the screams and swirls of news-rich city … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Bloodline” by Jess Lourey

The Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag

I found this tag on Sorry, I'm Booked, but no matter how many tags I followed it back, none of those people tagged the original creator! If you know who originally created this tag, please let me know in the comments, because I'd love to link back to the original post! Do you have a … Continue reading The Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag

Recipe Review: Chocolate Rum Crinkle Cookies by Anna Ginsberg

This is another recipe from The Daily Cookie by Anna Ginsberg, and alas, I don't see this recipe on her blog (Cookie Madness), so I'm going to write it down here so y'all can enjoy this incredible treat with me. CHOCOLATE RUM CRINKLE COOKIES 2 cups (9 oz) all purpose flour2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp … Continue reading Recipe Review: Chocolate Rum Crinkle Cookies by Anna Ginsberg