First Impression Friday: “The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio G. Iturbe

I've seen this book on bookstore shelves many times, but for some reason I've never picked it up. I was browsing the "Now Available" section in my Overdrive app to see what my library had available while I wait on my holds to come available (I'm only #160 on The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue! … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio G. Iturbe

The Would You Rather Book Tag

Welcome back to Book Tag Thursday! This week's book tag was found on Mary and the Words, and I ran into the same problem she did when I attempted to track down the original creator: it's not an easy thing to do. The more you go back, the more the actual questions change, and at … Continue reading The Would You Rather Book Tag

Recipe Review: Martha Stewart’s Buttermilk Biscuits

After trying and failing miserably with Biscuit Head's cathead biscuits on a Saturday morning, I was determined to redeem myself the very next day (Sunday) by making buttermilk biscuits that worked. And so my husband found Martha Stewart's buttermilk biscuit recipe that had similar ratios to the Biscuit Head one, and I went to work. … Continue reading Recipe Review: Martha Stewart’s Buttermilk Biscuits

TTT: Animals From Books

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, where I've skipped a few weeks because I either got super busy, let my pre-scheduled posts catch up to the present, or got overwhelmed by actually having to go into an office for the first time in over a year, and so time has kind of gotten away from … Continue reading TTT: Animals From Books

Four Year Blog-a-versary!

Technically, the four-year mark is tomorrow, April 27, but since I've got a Top Ten Tuesday post scheduled for tomorrow, I figured talking about things a day early wouldn't be too bad. But wow - four years! I can't believe I've been doing this for four entire years. I've gone back and looked at some … Continue reading Four Year Blog-a-versary!

Book Review: “The Map of Salt and Stars” by Zeyn Joukhadar

This book was incredibly hard to read. I don't mean literally, but emotionally. Half of the book deals with a Syrian fable that Nour's baba told her when she was younger, but the other half deals with Nour's family escaping Syria after the bombing of their house and becoming refugees to flee to Ceuta, with … Continue reading Book Review: “The Map of Salt and Stars” by Zeyn Joukhadar

First Impression Friday: “My Sister, the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite

This is a book that's been on my TBR for several years, and I happened to find that it was an immediate borrow at my library this past week, so I went ahead and borrowed it to see what all the fuss has been about. From GoodReads: Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “My Sister, the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Do I Have That OTHER Book Tag

Welcome back to Book Tag Thursday! This week's book tag was found on Finding Delight, and I think it originally came from BookTube. She didn't link the original video, so I can't say for sure. Do you have a book with a fox on the cover or as part of the plot? Oh, absolutely - … Continue reading Do I Have That OTHER Book Tag

Recipe Review: Biscuit Head’s Cathead Biscuits

Asheville, North Carolina is one of my favorite places - it's where Steven asked me to marry him and it's where we went on our socially-distanced honeymoon in the Time of Covid. And one of our favorite places to eat there (recently discovered!) is Biscuit Head. Steven got me the official Biscuit Head cookbook for … Continue reading Recipe Review: Biscuit Head’s Cathead Biscuits

Book Review: “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan

Everyone finally comes into their own in this book. While we saw our heroes start gathering their strength in The House of Hades, in The Blood of Olympus it's made extra-clear that these are far from ordinary kids - these are true heroes. I thought the final battle of New York was intense, but this … Continue reading Book Review: “The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan