April Showers Bring May Roundups

A page from my sketchbook. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings We got our first Covid shots! And our second Covid shots! Two steps closer to quasi-normal life! I'm very excited about it (if you couldn't tell). It took almost two weeks to get an appointment and we'd been checking every day and then all of … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Roundups

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’ve Enjoyed on My Blogging Hiatus

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. Hello, dear reader. It's been a while. I was moving, so I stopped writing. I was planning my best friend's wedding, so I stopped writing. I was planning my own wedding, so I stopped writing. But now, it's time to start writing … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I’ve Enjoyed on My Blogging Hiatus

Baking for Bookworms: Sweetened Spiced Wine from Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits

There's nothing like a glass of warm wine on a chilly autumn night. Even better if it's just a little on the sweet side and has more than a hint of cinnamon. Much of the food in this novel is related to class and status. The Trueba family is wealthy and they can, and do, … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Sweetened Spiced Wine from Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits

Women Writers Reading Challenge #52: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

Life is full of little mysteries and supernatural happenings that are, perhaps, better left unexplained. In Allende's novel, they are simply a fabric of the universe, as true as hunger or suffering, as difficult to explain as poverty. Magic is part of the everyday in The House of Spirits, but the most magical part of the book … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #52: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende