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Today Will Be Different + Breakfast Casserole

Based on the title alone, Maria Semple’s Today Will Be Different seemed like a novel with an uplifting outlook. At the same time, I was also reading The Happiness Project, a nonfiction book with a similar self-improvement theme that one of my book clubs had chosen for January to kick off the New Year. Goodbye,… Continue reading Today Will Be Different + Breakfast Casserole

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Talking As Fast As I Can + Luke’s Cheeseburgers

Two months ago, I pre-ordered Lauren Graham’s collection of personal essays. Last week, it arrived! I couldn’t wait to dive in and, once I started reading, I tackled it within a few hours. She covered everything from her time on Parenthood (another enjoyable TV favorite) to her experience writing her novel Someday, Someday, Maybe and,… Continue reading Talking As Fast As I Can + Luke’s Cheeseburgers

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Lily and the Octopus + Dog Treats

I hope you all had a Happy (and food-filled) Thanksgiving! I’m pretty sure it marked my first Thanksgiving ever without turkey and all of the fixings, which I definitely missed more than I expected. As it was, Scott and I were spending our last day in Cambodia (and shortly before that, Thailand). Obviously the trip… Continue reading Lily and the Octopus + Dog Treats

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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