ABRAMS Books sent me New York in Bloom in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Happy book birthday to New York in Bloom! Told mostly in photographs, it’s Georgianna Lane’s love letter to the city’s parks and gardens, floral studios and displays, and market blooms, and it’s out today. The book is a companion to 2017’s Paris in Bloom (also lovely) and a third book, London in Bloom, is on the way.
Well hey there, good lookin’! I hope you’re having a sweet Saturday. I wanted to get this out earlier but I’ve been cleaning like a woman possessed (it rarely happens, so when it does I’ve got to go with it) so here we are. Both of us with a cup of tea (yes?) and a few minutes to ourselves to look at what’s coming up here and elsewhere this month.
Quarto Publishing Group sent me the books in this post in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. After reviewing a number of subscription boxes over the past few weeks, I’m turning to something a little different today: books! (But I do have one more box to share with you before the month is out. And I think you’re really going to like it.) Today I want to share some of our favourites from a highly collectible […]
Categories: Books, Giveaways • Tags: Audrey Hepburn, Big Dreams, Big Dreams Women in Art set, children's books, Coco Chanel, contest, Frida Kahlo, giveaway, Little People, Manda Group, Muhammad Ali, picture books, Quarto, Quarto Knows, Quarto Publishing Group, Stephen Hawking, The Greatest, young feminists
Running Press sent me Fantastical Cakes in exchange for an honest review. Here’s what I think. You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’ — Jerry Seinfeld • I’ve loved baking and decorating cakes since I was a kid but I can’t remember any that were spectacular to look at or eat. (Well none except the Strawberry Shortcake one I had for my 10th birthday, but […]
I received the Sweet Reads Box YA Box for free in exchange for an honest review. Here’s what I think. I’ll understand if you won’t be exactly sympathetic when I say it was quite the SHOCK coming home from Florida to the frozen tundra chez nous. Did it just snow for two weeks straight or what? I don’t know how the mailman didn’t break his neck going up and down our ice-crusted front steps but I was happy to see […]
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Simon and Schuster Canada sent me both Canadian Living cookbooks in exchange for an honest review. Here’s what I think. Hello from Florida! I’m writing from my aunt’s kitchen table in Zephyrhills, looking at the the palm trees swaying in the breeze outside the window. It’s sunny but cool — in the day we wear pants and a sweater and in the night we put the heat on. But I’m not complaining! Not knowing how miserably cold it’s been back […]
Categories: Books, Food & Drink, Giveaways • Tags: Canadian Living, Canadian Living Test Kitchen, contest, giveaway, healthy eating, One Dish Favourites, Quick 400-Calorie Favourites, quick meals, Simon and Schuster Canada
Simon and Schuster Canada gave me a digital ARC of Looker: A Novel in exchange for an honest review. Here’s what I think. Have you read your first book of 2019? Mine was Laura Sims’ new psychological thriller, Looker: A Novel. It was also the first book I’ve ever read on my phone. I’m old school — I love the smell and feel and weight and look of books! — but the digital copy was the only ARC available and I […]
Annnnnd we’re back! And by we I mean you and me. You reading, me writing, you commenting, me replying — I like this little cha cha we’re doing here. Much more fun than just talking to myself. Which I do do and can be fun but there is a limit. (Eventually.) It’s taking everything in me not to binge watch Marie Kondo’s new show (have you seen it?) but I know just from watching the first episode that I’d end […]
Categories: Books, Plans • Tags: A Story About Cancer (With a Happy Ending), BIG DREAMS: Women in Art, Fantastical Cakes, Florida, Hygge Canada, Imperfectly Worthy, Little People, Looker: A Novel, Marie Kondo, Small Moments, subscription box, Sweet Reads Box, Sweet Reads Box YA Box, Target, The Little Book of Hygge, Tretorns
Penguin Random House Canada sent me the books in this post for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I don’t know how Christmas Eve arrived so fast but here we are. If you’re making a dash to the book store and need some help deciding which books to buy for the kids on your list, you can’t go wrong with these three. We’ve got a charming story about a bear and a mouse with very different ideas of Christmas; […]
Categories: Books • Tags: A Christmas for Bear, Bonny Becker, books for middle grade readers, No Fixed Address, Penguin Random House Canada, picture books, Richard Scrimger, Susin Nielsen, The Nose from Jupiter, Tundra Books