MAY
19

Books on my Nighstand

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My friend Aggie and I both enjoy reading and in the past have often shared book recommendations. Recently she mentioned that she had checked to see if I had posted any book suggestions recently. I admit, I’ve gotten a little bit out of the habit of not just reading but also sharing what I’m reading when I am enjoying a new book.

Being a single mom keeps me so busy and I don’t always feel like reading at the end of the day. Sometimes I just want to veg in front of the tv and binge watch Friday Night Lights (just finished this – loved it!).

But I do have a few books out from the library right now. Here’s what they are:

books on my nightstand

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

I’ve watched a few of his shows but never read his books. You can find a lot of clips on YouTube. Netflix has one or two full shows. He’s hilarious. I love that so much of his stuff is food-centric.

I got this book and his other (Food a Love Story) for my future sister-in-law, Erin, for Christmas and am finally getting around to reading them myself. For a laugh, check out this Kale clip (I happen to like Kale).

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

I’m just about done with this Mortal Heart, book 3 in the His Fair Assassin series.

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn’t mean she has..

Happier at Home by Gretchin Rubin

I have checked this out from the library at least once before but I didn’t get to finish it because several other people had placed holds on it. I grabbed it on a recent trip to the library so I can revisit what I already read and finish what I didn’t.

As in The Happiness Project, each month has a theme and finds Gretchen experimenting with several concrete, manageable resolutions meant to boost her happiness. With her signature blend of memoir, research, and experimentation, Gretchen’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.

Reborn by Jennifer Rush

Reborn is book 3 in a series about 4 genetically altered boys. Lots of action and suspense and a little bit of romance. I haven’t started this one yet, mostly because based on my experience with book 1 and 2 I know I won’t be able to put it down until I finish. I’m waiting for the kids to be at their dads for a weekend.

 

What are you reading right now?

JUN
27

Weelicious Lunches Cookbook Giveaway

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Weelicious Lunches Cookbook Giveaway

Like many new moms, Catherine McCord struggled to find fresh, healthy recipe ideas when it was time to start her son on solids. I found myself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and I quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. I believed that if it helped them, [...]

JUN
17

Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

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Sometimes, as a book lover, there’s a book you can’t even wait to finish before telling everyone you know about it. I read one page and I was telling everyone on Instagram they had to read it immediately. Delancey by Molly Wizenberg is one of those books. Written by: Janssen Bradshaw of Everyday Reading About [...]

JUN
06

Love Your Leftovers Cookbook Giveaway

cookbooks, food books, giveaway, nonfiction | 24 comments

love your leftovers cookbook

Leftovers can often be a hot topic. Do you love them or hate them? Are you the type that can’t stand leftovers, maybe even shudders a little bit at the thought of day old food? Most days I love them, but I fall in the camp of can’t stand them when leftovers last more than [...]

APR
22

5 Books for Food Lovers

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5 Books for Food Lovers

Last week, while on a family vacation in Chicago, I devoured Shauna Niequist’s newest book, Bread and Wine. I loved every page of it, making a mental list of all the new recipes I couldn’t wait to try out when I got home. When I read the last page and closed the book, I thought [...]

JAN
07

Three Books to Keep Kids Entertained When It’s Too Cold to Go Out and Play

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Christmas is over and a lot of the USA is being slammed with bad weather. With several months of winter to go, the prospect of keeping kids entertained inside can be daunting. These three books are some of my favorites for helping pass the time on a cold winter afternoon indoors (or save these for [...]