Friday 56, #40: I Capture the Castle

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

Have you read this book? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too. Happy Reading, y’all.

Top Ten Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. It’s hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Do visit this fun blog and read all the other bookish lists. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll be sure to add books to your TBR pile. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Ten book recommendations for___________. I’ve decided to focus on books for Cooks and Gardeners. If you are interested in reading my last TTT, click here.

I love books that include recipes or gardening ideas. And its easy to find this in both fiction and nonfiction books theses days. Here is a list of some of my favorites.

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg. I believe this book is based on her blog? I just like the recipes and the stories behind them.

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. Another book based on a blog. Then made into a movie by Nora Ephron.

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Julia Child’s book about her time living in France.

Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson. The second book in the Goldy Bear cozy mystery series. But its the first one in the series that I read. There are some chocolate recipes in this book that sound divine.

The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson. Number three in the Goldy Bear series

Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert. Another cozy mystery that features gardening and growing herbs.Thyme of Death (China Bayles, #1)

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver. A memoir that features both gardening and cooking.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. I’ll never look at corn the same way again after reading this book.

From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden by Amy Stewart. This one is all a bout gardening. there are a lot of great tips in this memoir.

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart. I bought this book because I think it’s a great resource if you are thinking about writing a murder mystery. Thankfully, there are no recipes or tips on how to use wicked plants.

Have you read any of the books I’ve listed? Do you have suggestions for other books that feature gardening or cooking? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Friday 56, #39: Cowboys are My Weakness

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.                                                                                                             *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

Have you read this book? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56, too. Happy Reading, y’all.

Friday 56, #38: The Mothers

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.                                                                                                             *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

I like this description of Aubrey’s shoes, and how annoying they are to Nadia.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday56, too. Happy Reading, y’all.

Friday 56, #37

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

The Art of Fielding

This is at the 56% mark on my Kindle:

This description of the professor is so good. It completely reinforces my belief that feather boas should be worn every damn day.    #lifegoals #readmyowndamnbooks #BookRiotReadHarder2017

Have you read this book? What did you think of it. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday56, too. Happy Reading, y’all.

Top Ten Tuesday

It’s Tuesday so it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Do visit this fun blog and read all the other lists. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll be sure to add books to your TBR pile. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far.

I decided to not include re-reads in this list, just book I’ve read for the first time this year. And so, in no particular order are the best books I’ve read this year:

This book is heartbreaking and beautiful. It’s a love letter to Terry Tempest William’s mother and grandmother and to the unloved Great Salt Lake. Read it!

 

 

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante The third book of the Neapolitan Series. I’m putting off reading the forth book because I just don’t want to leave this world.

 

 

 

The Story of a New Name by Elena FerranteThe 2nd book of the Neapolitan series.

 

 

 

The Girls by Emma ClineI’m not sure what it is, but Manson stories seem to be everywhere lately. TV documentaries and podcasts about the murders keep popping up. This book joins that list as a story of young girl joining a Manson like cult in the late 60’s. It’s not a perfect book, but I liked it. It really explores female friendships and relationships in an interesting way. Click here to read my review.

 

The Invisible Library by Genevieve CogmanOh, this is a fun, fun read. I loved this book and the world the writer creates so much.  Click here to read my gushing review.

 

 

 

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLeanI have just consumed romance novels one after the other since the beginning of the new year. And this is one of the best I’ve read. Sarah MacLean is one the best romance writers out there. If you pick up one of hers, you will probably not be disappointed.

 

 

Something About Emmaline by Elizabeth Boyle This is another that I really like. It’s the first of a series (there seems to be a lot interconnected series in the romance genre, isn’t there? )

 

 

 

Like No Other Lover by Julie Anne Long I read this one based on the title alone. It just sings to me for some reason. I like this author quite a bit and I need to read more of here books, I think.

 

 

 

Thumbnails courtesy of GoodReads.

Do You have any thoughts about my TTT list? Have you read any of the books on it? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday 56, #36

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here is my contribution:

 

Have you read the Neapolitan Series yet? If you haven’t are you planning to soon? Let me know what you think in the comments below, and be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 so I can visit your blog. Happy Reading!