Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Newest Foodie Book Addiction

 So this literally fell off the shelf of new releases in front of me in the library yesterday.  I was just browsing the shelves looking at what was new thinking to myself how very hungry I was when ....bam...there this was.  My photo of the cover does not do it justice but I really like how the background is black so that the plate of food is the focus.  I opened it up and omg the pictures inside are so gorgeously mouthwatering that I literally wanted to eat everything in it.  I mean just look at the picture below. How can you not want to stuff your face with such deliciousness?  The foreword is by Mario Batali which in itself speaks volumes as to the quality of the book.  It is broken up into 8 chapters ranging from drinks to "The Morning After" recipes.  Those were my favorites because I have absolutely been the person craving some super amazing food after a night of dancing and drinking.  The first recipe I am making....Bacon-and- Gravy Mac and Cheese.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Wife Between Us Blog Tour


Monday, November 6, 2017

Ramses the Damned The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice

*** I receieved an ARC of this from NetGalley however, all opinions are my own honest reactions to this novel.***


Why Did I Wait So Long to Watch Stranger Things?

****Courtesy of Netflix and YouTube****

I have a confession.  Last year all my friends were going on and on about this new Netflix Original called Stranger Things.  My family and I started the first episode and within 20 minutes the boyfriend and the teenager both abandoned me.  I also stopped paying attention halfway through.  Why? WTF was I thinking?!  I threatened to watch it over the summer and never did but then all this hype started happening about the upcoming 2nd season and it really got my attention.  I put my foot down and last week we watched it.  I timed it to match up with the premier of Stranger Things 2 so we could binge watch all the episodes.  We were obviously all in the right mindset because we ALL loved this show.  It was so hard to turn off the TV each night during the week because we just had so many questions and desperately needed to know how it all turned out.

***Trailer courtesy of YouTube and Movieclips Trailers*****

 This past Friday night we binged all of season 2.  I LOVED IT ALL!! The characters all went through a growth process a bit since it starts almost exactly 1 year from when all the stuff went down in the first season.  I was super happy to see Eleven change and grow.  The new characters were a nice addition as well.  I wish I could go into detail but since many of you may not have seen this awesome show yet, I will not.  Just go watch it since as far as I'm concerned this is absolutely a 5/5 for me.

My Version of An Overview:

The show is set in the early 80's (very authentic setting and props) in Hawkins, Indiana.  A young boy goes missing under suspicious circumstances around the same time a whole lot of supernatural things start happening.  A strange girl shows up in town at the same time and she has some pretty unusual abilities.  The whole first season is based on keeping the girl safe and searching for what really happened to the missing boy.  There is also a super bad government conspiracy happening with the whole thing.
Season 2 picks up around the anniversary of when everything went crazy in the first season.  This season centers around the characters trying to figure out a new problem involving one of the main characters and finding a way to stop the awful creature tormenting everyone from spreading all over the town and killing everything. It also revolves around Eleven and her personal journey to find out who she really is and where she belongs. There are still more bad government people involved. This season is even darker than the first but it is just as amazing.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My Current Cookbook Obsession!


****Picture and description courtesy of NetGalley and Time Inc Books****

My Thoughts:

I was super excited that I was granted an ARC of this book by NetGalley and as always my thoughts  stated here are my honest opinions.

I love cooking and I am always on the lookout for new cookbooks. I have watched Valerie's show and TV and am always struck by how open and friendly she seems as well as how amazing her food always looks.  This book did not disappoint me at all. The recipes all sounded amazing and I can't even find the words to describe how gorgeous the pictures were.  I tried a few recipes out and hands down my favorite would have to be the Lobster BLTs. They were just so delicious. I loved how the chapters were organized and honestly felt that anyone could pick this book up and follow along without needing any special cooking skills.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Witch's Quest by Michelle Hauf


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Second Chance Girl Review

***Picture and  book description courtesy of NetGalley and Harlequin.***
***I requested an ARC of this book and voluntarily reviewed it below. All opinions expressed are honestly my own.***