Thanksgiving Detox

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted anything this past week as of yet. Where’s the book review? Where’s the recipe? Jet lag and minor sickness will do a number on you. Admittedly, I hadn’t initially planned on taking a break, but now that I’m home surrounded by friends and family – I want to…

Book Review: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Title: The Three Body Problem Author: Liu Cixin and Ken Liu (Translator) Genre: Science Fiction, China Publisher: Tor Books Published: November 11, 2014 Page Amount: 400 pages Goodreads Summary: The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against…

The Spiciest Chili I Have Ever Made

Soup months are the best months even if you mess up a recipe and end up with spice death-defying chili recipes on the weekdays. I tried to make the Tasty Protein Packed Chili recipe last week, and in my mental math acrobatic attempt to half the recipe to four servings, I made a fatal mistake….

Book Review: All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Title: All The Birds In The Sky Author: Charlie Jane Anders Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Magic Publisher: Tor Books Published: January 26, 2016 Page Amount: 320 pages Goodreads Summary: Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After…

What I’m Reading

This week I have… sadly not finished any books. Work and classwork has preoccupied me for the time being. So instead of rushing through a short story to post about, I’ll just give you a brief overview of the two books I’m reading at present. The first is Welcome To Night Vale. If you haven’t…

Less Than a Month to Thanksgiving

I’m staring blankly at the wall waiting for my body to consume the caffeine it needs to function. Waiting… Waiting… Random thought, did you realize it’s less than a month till Thanksgiving? By far, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. Why? Besides the absurd amount of cooking, it’s one of the few times of…

Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There comes a time in every cook’s life… oh who am I kidding, there comes a time in mostly everyone’s life where you want a cookie and you aren’t willing to put forth the minimal effort of making fully fledged chocolate chip cookies. This is me most of the time. On the plus side, there’s…

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Title: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) Author: Dan Brown Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Historical Thriller Publisher: Doubleday Books Published: October 3, 2017 Page Amount: 461 pages Goodreads Summary: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will…

October Spooks

I wish that the month of October went on until Thanksgiving and then we were caught in that weird in-between time of late autumn for a year or more. It’s that magical time of year where late Sunday afternoons are spent sipping tea half outside on a balcony with the remnants of your heating warming…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

One of things I love about this recipe is its lack of one. After doing some serious research into what was the simplest recipe that could use peanut butter, made some kind of baked good, and didn’t require me to buy many extra ingredients – I was left with two reflections. 1) as long as…

Book Review: All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Title: All The President’s Men: The Greatest Reporting Story of All Time Author: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics, Writing, Journalism, American History Publisher: Simon Schuster Published: June 3, 2014 Page Amount: 368 pages Goodreads Summary: This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Menrevealed…

Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Title: The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth 2) Author: NK Jemisin Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia Publisher: Orbit Published: August 18, 2016 Page Amount: 448 pages Goodreads Summary: The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train…