Luster #BookReview @fsgbooks #luster #bookworm #romance @ravenleilani @fiercereads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Luster sees a young black woman figuring her way into life as an artist and into love in this darkly comic novel. She meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage. In this world of contemporary sexual manners … Continue reading Luster #BookReview @fsgbooks #luster #bookworm #romance @ravenleilani @fiercereads

The Wild Robot #BookReview #thewildrobot #middlegradebooks @littlebrownyr @itspeterbrown #bookworm

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has … Continue reading The Wild Robot #BookReview #thewildrobot #middlegradebooks @littlebrownyr @itspeterbrown #bookworm

The Plot #BookReview @celadonbooks #theplot #bookworm @jeanhanffkoreli #thrillers

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and … Continue reading The Plot #BookReview @celadonbooks #theplot #bookworm @jeanhanffkoreli #thrillers

Reading Year 2020 in Review

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! 2021 is here! Whoa! A new decade and I'm happy to be around to see it. Last year I challenged myself to read 100 books and I met my goal with some help by reading picture books to my daughter, otherwise, I have reviewed 71 books on my blog. I'm … Continue reading Reading Year 2020 in Review

A Christmas Carol #BookReview #achristmascarol @doverpubs #classics

Synopsis from Edelweiss: This engrossing tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's ghostly journeys through Christmases past, present, and future and his ultimate transformation from a harsh and grasping old miser to a charitable and compassionate human being. In October 1843, Charles Dickens ? heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ? began work on a book … Continue reading A Christmas Carol #BookReview #achristmascarol @doverpubs #classics

The Last Bear #BookReview @harpercollinsch #thelastbear @hgold_author #mglit #middlegrade #bookworm

Synopsis from HarperCollins: An instant classic with a bear-sized heart, Hannah Gold’s debut novel is a touching story of kindness, adventure, and forging your own path—perfect for fans of Pax and A Wolf Called Wander. There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that’s what April’s father tells her when his scientific … Continue reading The Last Bear #BookReview @harpercollinsch #thelastbear @hgold_author #mglit #middlegrade #bookworm

Troubles in Paradise #BookReview @littlebrown @elinhilderbrand #bookworm #troublesinparadise #mystery

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about … Continue reading Troubles in Paradise #BookReview @littlebrown @elinhilderbrand #bookworm #troublesinparadise #mystery

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks #therise @littlebrown @marcuscooks @osayiendolyn

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 • This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes. It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the … Continue reading The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks #therise @littlebrown @marcuscooks @osayiendolyn

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett #BookReview #thebrilliantlifeofeudorahoneysett #bookworm @wmmorrowbooks

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Infused with the emotional power of Me Before You and the irresistible charm of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Be Frank with Me, a moving and joyous novel about an elderly woman ready to embrace death and the little girl who reminds her what it means to live. It's never too late to start living. Eudora … Continue reading The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett #BookReview #thebrilliantlifeofeudorahoneysett #bookworm @wmmorrowbooks

This Will Make it Taste Good #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown #cooking #bookworm #recipebook

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: An Eater Best Cookbook of Fall 2020 From caramelized onions to fruit preserves, make home cooking quick and easy with ten simple "kitchen heroes" in these 125 recipes from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Deep Run Roots. “I wrote this book to inspire you, and … Continue reading This Will Make it Taste Good #BookReview #cookbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown #cooking #bookworm #recipebook

Duralex Tumblers #Review #productreview @duralexusa @voraciousbooks #cocktail #cups #duralex

Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you about these new cups that came into my possession recently. They are a favorite of the author of Shake Strain Done by J. M. Hirsch as a preferred cups to hold his home craft cocktails. I can see why. Below are two pictures of the cups … Continue reading Duralex Tumblers #Review #productreview @duralexusa @voraciousbooks #cocktail #cups #duralex

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World #BookReview #myveryfavoritebookinthewholewideworld #picturebook #kidsbooks #childrensbooks @scholastic

Synopsis from Scholastic: Henley hates to read. When Henley is supposed to be reading before bed, he builds a castle with his sheets. Henley hates reading so much, he took a wagon full of books to the town swimming pool to find out how well they could swim. When the daunting task of finding his … Continue reading My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World #BookReview #myveryfavoritebookinthewholewideworld #picturebook #kidsbooks #childrensbooks @scholastic

Sept Oct & Nov 2020 Wrap Up #wrapup #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! How quick each month went by! I prepared the September reading wrap up but had to put aside and now it's a wrap up for not only September but also October and November. I have been spending a lot of time on social media and unfortunately read a little less. That's my excuse … Continue reading Sept Oct & Nov 2020 Wrap Up #wrapup #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #bookworm

Shake Strain Done #BookReview #cocktailbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @jmhirsch #shakestraindone #bookworm

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: Revolutionize the way you drink at home with simple recipes and common ingredients — no obscure liquors or fussy techniques needed — from the editorial director of Milk Street, J.M. Hirsch. Are you done with generic gin and tonics, mediocre Manhattans and basic martinis? You can use pantry staples … Continue reading Shake Strain Done #BookReview #cocktailbook @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @jmhirsch #shakestraindone #bookworm

Goodnight Beautiful #BookReview @harperbooks #bookworm #thriller #goodnightbeautiful

Synopsis from HarperCollins: A handsome psychotherapist. His lonely wife. And in his home office ceiling, a vent … You’d listen too, wouldn’t you? (You know you would.) Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York City and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown … Continue reading Goodnight Beautiful #BookReview @harperbooks #bookworm #thriller #goodnightbeautiful

The Chain #BookReview #thechain @mulhollandbooks @littlebrown @adrianmckinty #thriller #bookworm

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: When a mother is targeted by a dangerous group of masterminds, she must commit a crime to save her kidnapped daughter — or risk losing her forever — in this “propulsive and original” thriller (Stephen King). It’s something parents do every morning: Rachel Klein drops her daughter at the … Continue reading The Chain #BookReview #thechain @mulhollandbooks @littlebrown @adrianmckinty #thriller #bookworm

Veteran’s Day Free Meals and Deals for 2020

Hi Everyone! It was brought to my attention that there is such a day for free stuffs and it's today, Veteran's Day! The article below will tell you all about it: Veterans Day Free Meals and Deals for 2020 By: Sara Skirboll, shopping & trends expert at The Real Deal Blog  7-Eleven Active-duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists … Continue reading Veteran’s Day Free Meals and Deals for 2020

Magic Dark and Strange – #BlogTour & #BookReview #magicdarkandstrange @simonteen #bookworm #yafantasy #historicalfiction

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: The Bone Witch meets Sherlock Holmes in this thrilling historical fantasy about a girl with the ability to raise the dead who must delve into her city’s dangerous magical underworld to stop a series of murders. Catherine Daly has an unusual talent. By day she works for a printer. But … Continue reading Magic Dark and Strange – #BlogTour & #BookReview #magicdarkandstrange @simonteen #bookworm #yafantasy #historicalfiction

Poisoned #BookReview #bookworm @scholastic #jenniferdonnelly #yafantasy #poisonedbook #retelling

Synopsis from Scholastic: Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen’s huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife…and took Sophie’s heart. It … Continue reading Poisoned #BookReview #bookworm @scholastic #jenniferdonnelly #yafantasy #poisonedbook #retelling

The Loyalties #BookReview #theloyalties @littlebrown #bookworm @delphinedevigan

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: Adults are as lost as the children they should be protecting, as the lives of four people trapped in a conspiracy of silence hurtle toward a desperate and devastating act. Twelve-year-old Théo and his friend Mathis have a secret. Their teacher, Hélène, suspects something is not right with Théo … Continue reading The Loyalties #BookReview #theloyalties @littlebrown #bookworm @delphinedevigan

The Full Plate – #Cookbook #BookReview #thefullplate @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @ayeshacurry #cooking #recipebook #food

Synopsis from Little, Brown, and Company: Enjoy family-friendly recipes that are ready in no time, when you've got no time, from New York Times bestselling author, online phenomenon, and TV star Ayesha Curry. Ayesha Curry knows what it's like to have so much on your plate you can barely think about dinner. But she also … Continue reading The Full Plate – #Cookbook #BookReview #thefullplate @voraciousbooks @littlebrown @ayeshacurry #cooking #recipebook #food

You’re Pulling My Leg Jr – Blog Tour & Review @morningstargame #yourepullingmyleg #cargames #gamebook #playmorningstar #game

Synopsis Provided by PR by the Book LLC: Tell me about a talent you wish you had. What about a time when you wanted something you couldn’t have? Tell me about an animal you would be if you could. It’s a game, inside a book, and it’s how we play in the time of Covid! … Continue reading You’re Pulling My Leg Jr – Blog Tour & Review @morningstargame #yourepullingmyleg #cargames #gamebook #playmorningstar #game

Confessions on the 7:45 #BookReview #confessionsonthe745 @parkrowbooks @lisaunger #thrillers #bookworm

Synopsis from HarperCollins: From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit. Be careful to whom you tell your darkest secrets… Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She … Continue reading Confessions on the 7:45 #BookReview #confessionsonthe745 @parkrowbooks @lisaunger #thrillers #bookworm

A Golden Fury – #BookReview & #BlogTour @smcohoe @wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #bookworm #agoldenfury

Synopsis from NetGalley: In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page. Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close … Continue reading A Golden Fury – #BookReview & #BlogTour @smcohoe @wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #bookworm #agoldenfury

The Wild Path #BookReview #thewildpath #middlegradebooks #bookworm @littlebrownyr @sarahrbaughman

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: The Line Tender meets The Secret Horses of Briar Hill in this hopeful, heartfelt story about one girl’s search for legendary horses and her quest to piece her family back together. Twelve-year-old Claire Barton doesn’t like the “flutter feeling” that fills her chest when she worries about the future, but … Continue reading The Wild Path #BookReview #thewildpath #middlegradebooks #bookworm @littlebrownyr @sarahrbaughman

#Cookish – #Cookbook #BookReview #cooking #recipe #bookworm @voraciousbooks #christopherkimballmilkstreet

Synopsis from Little, Brown and Company: Throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients with 200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street. In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles … Continue reading #Cookish – #Cookbook #BookReview #cooking #recipe #bookworm @voraciousbooks #christopherkimballmilkstreet

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue #BookReview @veschwab @torbooks #yafantasy #bookworm #books

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Detailed blog post of my most amazing bookmail Here! In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never … Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue #BookReview @veschwab @torbooks #yafantasy #bookworm #books

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader #BookReview @harperteen #thevoyageofthedawntreader #yafantasy #middlegradebooks

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Narnia . . . where a dragon awakens . . . where stars walk the earth . . . where anything can happen. A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover … Continue reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader #BookReview @harperteen #thevoyageofthedawntreader #yafantasy #middlegradebooks

Middle Grade Nonfiction Books Recs #middlegradelit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #mglit #nonfiction @hmhkids

Hi Everyone! Just got a request to recommend some favorite middle grade books. I'm always on the hunt for good ones because my son loves to read. Here are my favorite titles for nonfiction: Synopsis: From an Idea to Nike is a fully-illustrated look into how Nike stepped up its sneaker game to become the most popular … Continue reading Middle Grade Nonfiction Books Recs #middlegradelit #middlegradebooks #bookworm #mglit #nonfiction @hmhkids

Lethal White #BookReview #lethalwhite @littlebrown @rgalbraith #thriller #bookworm #strikereadalong

Synopsis from Hachette Book Group: When a troubled young man named Billy asks Cormoran Strike to help him investigate a crime he witnessed as a child, the private eye is left deeply troubled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But … Continue reading Lethal White #BookReview #lethalwhite @littlebrown @rgalbraith #thriller #bookworm #strikereadalong