Book Review · Cook Books

Jet Tila’s 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

It. Is. Time! My dear readers I’m ecstatic to talk about a subject beloved by many…FOOD! I’ve mentioned this previously, but due to severe allergies I started a cooking journey and I’ve finally moved from pinterest to real grown-up cookbooks.   I was inspired to start here because Jet Tila, a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen,… Continue reading Jet Tila’s 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

Book Review

The Girl Who Smiled Beads – Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

In Rwanda, the unthinkable happened. In 1994 the Hutu, the majority, started slaying their brethren, the Tutsi. For 100 days, neighbors and family members turned on each other, and by the end it is estimated that nearly 1 million people died. That’s roughly 14% of their population. “The word genocide cannot explain the never-ending pain,… Continue reading The Girl Who Smiled Beads – Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

Book Review · Movie Review

Double Feature: Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

**Double Feature is a review of both the book and its movie adaptation.**   I’ve seen the movie The Prestige roughly eight times. Only the Labyrinth can compete with that number. With The Prestige (a drama/mystery about dueling magicians from Christopher Nolan), even though I know the ending, the story and layers are so compelling… Continue reading Double Feature: Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

ARC · Book Review

ARC Review: The End We Start From – Megan Hunter

“In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, the family are forced to leave their home in search of safety. As they move from place to place, shelter to shelter, their journey traces both fear and wonder… Continue reading ARC Review: The End We Start From – Megan Hunter

Book Review · Mini-Review · Quick Lit

Quick Lit #6

Dear Readers, I’m still getting back in the groove of things after my trip to Maine. I was able to get a few books read since then and now I’m ready to discuss! Quick Lit is a monthly feature hosted by Modern Mrs. Darcy.   Little & Lion – Brandy Colbert After a year in… Continue reading Quick Lit #6

ARC · Book Review

ARC Review: Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo

In 1980s Nigeria, a young married couple, Akin and Yejide, are faced with some difficult choices after being unable to become pregnant after four years. Yejide was clear from the beginning of the marriage that she doesn’t want to practice polygamy, a traditional custom in their homeland. Sadly, Akin is unable to pacify his family… Continue reading ARC Review: Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo

ARC · Book Review

Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang

“A debut story collection that plunges readers into the hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City, from poet and National Magazine Award nominee Jenny Zhang. Centered on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty… Continue reading Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang