The 7 Perfect Drinks to Pair with These Books

My Tables of Content


As most of you figured out by now, I spend a lot of my spare time reading, reviewing, and researching books.  What some of you don’t know is that I also spend a lot of time researching food and drinks to pair with my bookish moods.  Here are some of my recent adult beverage experiments that I’ve met with success:

Continue reading

A Love Warrior and The Real Liddy James

The best part of coming down with a head cold? It’s the perfect excuse to wear pajamas all day and read {in between naps, of course!}.  Besides, my birthday is this Friday (!!!) and I’ve designated this entire week as Treat Yo Self week for me.  This weekend I caught up on a couple of books on my TBR, so let’s discuss!

Continue reading

My Favorite 2016 Read (So far): A Gentleman in Moscow

Special thanks to NetGalley and Viking Publishing for sending me an advanced galley of this novel in exchange for an honest review. 


photo courtesy Goodreads

Y’all, this book couldn’t have come across my doorstep at a better time.  Just as I was researching for my trip to Eastern Europe and immersing myself in the history of post-World War I socialism and communism, I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Amor Towles’ new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow. And guess what this tome’s plot is about? Why, the Bolsheviks and the house arrest of former aristocrats in post-WWI Russia!

I was sold merely by the title, but did my infatuation continue throughout the story?…

Continue reading

In Praise of Sashimi: “Super Sushi Ramen Express” Delights

Hello there Lovelies,
I am back from my jaunt to Hungary, Austria, and France and can’t wait to tell you all about it!! However, the next couple of posts will feature a few excellent reads I finished while on my vacation. Special thanks to NetGalley for providing these e-galleys in exchange for an honest review! 


Photo Courtesy of Macmillan Publishing


Confession: I love food writing.  Yes, I know it’s trendy and #basic, but I can’t help it.  Whenever I find a memoir or travelogue filled with well-crafted sentences describing a simmering chicken broth or the crisp notes of white wine, I go weak in the knees.  So when I was given the opportunity to review Michael Booth’s new book, Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family’s Journey Through the Belly of Japan, I naturally volunteered.  Food, family, and travel? Seriously, what more could I ask for?  Let’s discuss…

Continue reading

The Big Move and a Story of Dreams

Sorry for the delayed post, lovelies! The hubs and I have been busy with our cross-country move down to Georgia in between friends’ weddings and family vacations, and it has been more than a little chaotic, to say the least…


a recent snapchat of unpacking hell

Of course, I still have my priorities, and my books were the first boxes to be unpacked! (they also were the most numerous of boxes, even with my tendency to hoard clothes)


this is one of THREE bookcases, and all of them are overfilled. I think a trip to Ikea is in my future…

We’re also about to embark on another trip, this time to Hungary and Austria (goulash, pastries, and wine, hurrah!), so I’ve been practicing my packing game to maximize suitcase space (more on that in another post).  Despite all the chaos currently going on in my domestic life, I still carved out time for a little readin’ and reviewin’.  Let’s get to it, shall we?

Continue reading