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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk + Oreo Cheesecake

When my Book of the Month email came a few weeks ago with the January selections, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk immediately caught my eye because the description said it was “the perfect book to start a new year of reading and of living.” When I read further and saw that the novel was about… Continue reading Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk + Oreo Cheesecake

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Making Arrangements + Caramel Cake

Expecting to die from cancer, Lang does her best to make sure her husband survives without her. She leaves notes for important moments and even prepares dessert for his next birthday. When he unexpectedly dies before she does, her life is turned upside down. In Ferris Robinson’s novel Making Arrangements, Lang has to learn how… Continue reading Making Arrangements + Caramel Cake

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child + Exploding Truffles

As though magically conjured, the library book I placed a hold on back in July finally became available last weekend – just in time for Halloween! I wasted no time starting (and finishing) the long-awaited Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, better known to some as “Harry Potter #8.” As with all the others, I… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child + Exploding Truffles

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Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon + Pumpkin Pie

Last fall, my cousin Nora and I campaigned hard for Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon at our Good Reads & Good Eats book club – primarily so we could pair it with dinner at The Jolly Pumpkin. We were the only two who voted for it. Still, the book stayed on my… Continue reading Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon + Pumpkin Pie

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Reading Lolita in Tehran + Cream Puffs

It probably comes as no surprise that I usually adore books* about bookstores, book clubs, book nerds…you get the idea. I find the characters relatable, occasionally discover new insights into books I love, and best case scenario: I walk away with a list of books to read. In Azar Nafisi’s memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran,… Continue reading Reading Lolita in Tehran + Cream Puffs