Women Writers Reading Challenge #20: Longbourn by Jo Baker

I haven't read much in the way of Jane Austen adaptations, but I was really excited to read Jo Baker's book because it had such an interesting point of view--that of the servants in the Bennet's household. There was plenty of drama to appreciate, lots of intrigue, some feel-good moments, and plenty of food descriptions (you … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #20: Longbourn by Jo Baker

Baking for Bookworms: Cheese Soufflé from Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

I've already talked a little about this book in my last post, but today we're focused on food. I may or may not have said that I wouldn't be cooking from non-fiction about food, but if I did so, I lied. I read a lot of cooking memoirs and they have really delightful recipe ideas … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Cheese Soufflé from Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #3: Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

If you are anything like me, you are a huge fan of BBC shows, especially Downton Abbey. This book started all these wonderful shows: a classic memoir about working in service during the 1920s. Powell's voice is personal; you can imagine her speaking to you as you read. Slightly nostalgic and quite feisty, I can't … Continue reading 2015 Women Writers Reading Challenge–Book #3: Below Stairs by Margaret Powell