Sunday Salon: I Have Returned!

Heyyyyy! Long time no see! When I posted my last review, I was in Kazakhstan(!!!). That was actually the fifth country I stopped in this summer; I started by revisiting a few countries I went to last year, then headed to Central Asia for the real part of my journey: I backpacked overland from Beijing toContinue reading “Sunday Salon: I Have Returned!”

The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue

During Nonfiction November, I came across a recommendation of David Sax’s last book, The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue on Paper Breathers‘s blog. It had all the markers of something I thought I’d like, so I decided to listen to it on audiobook during a recent road trip. As IContinue reading “The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue”

Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!)

Growing up, Amelia Morris was never a foodie, and it wasn’t until she was in her twenties that she decided to test her cooking skills. Despite never having made a cake from scratch — or having much of any kitchen experience whatsoever — she was dazzled by a beautiful chocolate-peppermint cake in Bon Appétit magazine and decidedContinue reading “Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!)”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Friendship

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books About Friendship. They’re listed in alphabetical order, and all of the links lead to Goodreads. A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead In 1942, a group of 230 non-Jewish French women known as “31,000Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Friendship”

Sunday Salon: The Countdown Begins!

Both of my semesters are finally over! I took three classes (I’m working on my MLIS) and taught five, which is why my blog has been kind of sloooooow these past few months. I’m excited because 1) I’m exhausted; and 2) I can finally focus my full attention on planning some last minute details. Because…Continue reading “Sunday Salon: The Countdown Begins!”