5 out of 5 Stars! I finally read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell last year and absolutely loved it. In that novel, she introduced Simon Snow, a fictitiously fictional character loosely based on the Harry Potter series. When I learned that Rowell had decided to expand the world of Simon Snow in his own book, I … Continue reading Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Ugh... Coffee is pretty much my greatest weakness. Especially if I'm trying to write. So, when doing prep work for Camp NaNoWriMo, my husband and I found two more awesome coffee spots on our recent trip to Traverse City, Michigan. Brew is a great spot to check out if you can't decide your drink of … Continue reading Coffee Spots in Traverse City, MI
5 out of 5 Stars I really loved Katherine Arden's first book in the Winternight Trilogy, The Bear and the Nightingale. So when I saw her newest book on the shelves at Half Price Books, I figured I kind of had to add it to my collection. The Blurb The magical adventure begun in The … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
I love discovering new street art. My husband and I visit Milwaukee often enough, but on our latest trip we stumbled into a new area downtown filled with art. the beautiful work made sense when we realized there was a Blick art store and Boswell Books nearby. Here's some examples of the amazing street art … Continue reading Milwaukee Street Art
5 out of 5 Stars! And happy Friday the 13th 🙂 Unless you live under a rock, I think most people have heard of the movie Love Simon. It's supposed to be super adorable and best of all, it was based off of a book -- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. But that meant … Continue reading Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Love Simon) by Becky Albertalli
Boswell Books is one of those lovely indie gems located in downtown Milwaukee. My husband and I finally got a chance to visit on our latest trip and loved it! This amazing place has author events almost every day of the year, great selections of both used and new books, and ridiculously helpful staff. So … Continue reading Boswell Books Book Haul
3 out of 5 Stars This book is kind of hefty, so I wasn't sure I was ready to commit that much time for a subject that I sometimes find iffy- vampires and witches. But it's summer and the library finally got it in as an audiobook, so I figured, why not? The Blurb Book … Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Every year, I take pride in baking a geeky birthday cake for my husband. When I was a kid, sometimes it got old having just a regular frosted cake, so I wanted to do something special. Even though I had no experience, I decided to try making a Batman and Spiderman themed cake. The next year … Continue reading DIY: Groot Cupcakes!