The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernila

Most days, sushi is the answer, even if you don’t know the question. Remember that scene in the Breakfast Club? When Claire (or, Cuh-laire, aka Molly Ringwald) whips out that sushi in detention? THEN she gets teased by Bender…and she ignores him and keeps on eating it, because #GIRLBOSS. When I first saw this movie,…

Current Wish List- October 2015

Andy and I get married in just 6 MONTHS! In the meantime, it’s a lot more window shopping, and a lot less real shopping. To satisfy my inner shopper, blogging will have to do! Nail Polish Work appropriate, and maybe a nice base for nail art or jamberry wraps. Tiramisu for Two, OPI Venice Collection, $9.50…

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Have you ever read a book so moving, so sad, so touching that it made you cry in public? I definitely have…many times (see this, this, and this). A book that’s made me laugh out loud? A smaller list, but one that continues to grow. I read Mindy Kaling’s first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out…

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola

Getting motivated for exercise has always been a struggle for me. One of the “techniques” that has helped me at least get out more is loading book-related podcasts onto my iPod, then restricting my listening for when I’m doing something more active. I am distracted by the upbeat conversations about books, and by the time I’m…

A Window Opens by Elizabeth Egan

Ms. Egan’s debut novel holds promise for a new wave of fiction, published to address the question of “Can Women Have it All?,” in a way that is unexpected, optimistic, and approachable. Alice Pearse lives in New Jersey, in a picturesque suburb of New Jersey, with her husband, three children, and one dog. When a troubling incident (involving…