Baking for Bookworms: Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Dollface by Renee Rosen

Pineapple upside down cake tends to be a standout dessert no matter where you encounter it, but in Renee Rosen's book Dollface, it's a standout dish for reasons beyond its distinct and colorful appearance. Vera, the main character, leaves her childhood behind to enter the dangerous world of the 1920s flapper. It's only a matter of … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Dollface by Renee Rosen

Women Writers Reading Challenge #21: Charlotte Au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver

I've been on something of a memoir kick lately. There's something about people looking back on their lives, interesting portions of their lives in particular, that makes me feel inspired and part of something bigger than myself--connected in a way with someone I have very little in common with. This book reminded me, somewhat inexplicably, … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #21: Charlotte Au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver