Literary Hunk of August: Major Caspian Harrison

There are some literary hunks whose names alone are enough to make you melt. As we wade through these hot and hazy days of August, my mind keeps returning to one dreamboat in particular who’s more sizzling than the temperature outside, and whose name, character, and all around being are enough to make a girl … More Literary Hunk of August: Major Caspian Harrison

Cooking My Way Through the Outlander Kitchen: Part 2

Can you believe it, Outlander fans? We’ve (almost) survived another droughtlander! The season three premiere is just a month away! Earlier this year, I blogged about my experiences of cooking my way through the Outlander Kitchen cookbook. Thanks to chef Theresa Carle-Sanders, I’ve added so many Outlander-inspired dishes to my regular cooking lineup. Roger and … More Cooking My Way Through the Outlander Kitchen: Part 2

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert: As Delicious As It Sounds

If there’s one thing in this world that I love almost as much as a truly delicious read, it’s a truly delicious dessert. I love to bake them, I love to smell them, and I love to eat them in a way that lets me find frosting in the crevices of my fingernails for hours. … More The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert: As Delicious As It Sounds

Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey: A Simply Fabulous Read

I took a glorious trip last week. It was warm and beachy, and the town was so quaint and Southern that I couldn’t bear to leave. And the people! I just ate up every little thing they did and said and I know I’ll never forget them. Best of all? This trip cost about $16.00 … More Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey: A Simply Fabulous Read

Bookish Chat: Laura Dave Talks Writing, Reading, and Hello, Sunshine

Last month, I raved about Laura Dave’s delicious new novel, Hello, Sunshine, a tale of a celebrity chef whose life, marriage, and career implode when everything about her is revealed to be a lie. This novel, Dave’s fifth, is topping must-read lists left and right and is without a doubt one of my favorite books … More Bookish Chat: Laura Dave Talks Writing, Reading, and Hello, Sunshine

Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read: Deadly Summer (Super Thriller)

Isn’t summer the best? The weather is great, school’s out, psychopaths are escaping from local hospitals and terrorizing teenagers— Oh, wait a minute. That wasn’t real life. That was in Sweet Valley. That must mean it’s time for another edition of Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read! And today, since I felt like walking on … More Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read: Deadly Summer (Super Thriller)

Cocoa Beach–And Why I’m a MAJOR Beatriz Williams Fangirl

I fangirl over a lot of things. Sprinkles Cupcakes, for instance. Jamie Fraser in a kilt. The four sacred Hollywood Chrises. My beagle on a random Monday afternoon when he gives me this look and makes me putty in his paws. Bottom line, when I love something, I go all in, and if you’ve been … More Cocoa Beach–And Why I’m a MAJOR Beatriz Williams Fangirl

Hadley and Ernest Forever: Why I’ll Always Love The Paris Wife

There’s a line in A Moveable Feast that has always stayed with me. Written at the end of his life about his early years in Paris, Hemingway reflects on his first marriage to Hadley Richardson, saying, “When I saw my wife again standing by the tracks as the train came in by the piled logs … More Hadley and Ernest Forever: Why I’ll Always Love The Paris Wife

Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck: For Papa Fans and Fans of Great Fiction

Hemingway’s writing changed the landscape of American fiction, but his persona and way of life make him even more captivating than his most iconic characters. It’s no wonder why he still fascinates the world 56 years after his death and why he still continues to show up in books and on film. As we continue … More Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck: For Papa Fans and Fans of Great Fiction