Motivational Mondays with Trisha : Reading

Reading is power. It is one of the ways we obtain knowledge. Carefully orchestrated words gives us the ability to explore places we may never see. If a picture says a thousand words, reading helps us comprehend the many narratives hidden within it. For a time, it was a self-care activity that I did not... Continue Reading →

The Girl With Nine Wigs

What were you doing the year you turned 21? I was a Junior in College. Academically it was my hardest year. Sophie Van Der Stap discovered she had cancer in January, which invokes an eerie feeling. I am a Capricorn. If I was in her shoes, my cancer journey would have started around my 21st... Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Reading is a necessary life skill. People, that are not illiterate, do it everyday. Some read with a purpose and others read for pleasure. Thanks to technological advancements, books are available in different forms. Paperback books and hardcover books are printed in bulk with printing presses. The amount of material used to make them and... Continue Reading →

T-Pain Can Mix Me a Drink

I judge books by their covers. I wanted to read something entertaining. That is when I saw his face (T-Pain). Kingston Imperial published Can I Mix You a Drink November 2, 2021. As the title implies, the high-end liquor guide features 50 cocktails. Maxwell Britten, award winning food and beverage executive, and Kathy Iandoli, American... Continue Reading →

I Forgot How Much I Love Meg Cabot

During a library run, I came across a novel called No Words. The beach setting caught my eye, but that's not why I checked out the book. Meg Cabot wrote it. I thought, "Why does her name ring a bell?" Turns out, Disney's film adaptation of Princess Diaries was my gateway to Meg Cabot's books.... Continue Reading →

Lore Olympus Volume One

I love public libraries, because they make it possible to borrow new books. Last week, I was looking for Anonymous Noise, a manga. During my search, I found Lore Olympus: Volume One! The Webtoon phenomenon is available at several locations and websites, because Penguin Random House is Rachel Smythe's publisher. Sadly, I did not get... Continue Reading →

Sabra Dark Chocolate Dip is Delicious

Have you wanted to try a new food, but it's never in stock? Sabra Dark Chocolate Dip and I tangoed for about a year. During a Walmart run, my husband found it! I grabbed an eight ounce tub of chocolate flavored hummus and tossed it in the cart. By the way, hummus is dip made... Continue Reading →

Is Animal Crossing a Great Game

Recently, I came across Marissa Balti's book, Animal Crossing: a Great Game. It was written for young readers (Children that don't require illustrations to help them follow a story). Aren't we all kids at heart?Truthfully, it's a quick read for an adult. Yet, Animal Crossing: a Great Game reminded me of a history book. The... Continue Reading →

Are Digital Recipes Replacing Print Cookbooks

During the 90s, I used to flip through cookbooks to figure out what I was going to make. Sometimes, I'd cut the suggested recipes off of food packages. I didn't have a great filing system. So, they were scattered throughout the spice rack and cookbooks. In the early 2000s, I started searching the web for... Continue Reading →

Does Dumplin’ have Pocket Dolly?

Inspiration can come from unexpected places. After reading "Pocket Dolly Wisdom book – Wonderful, Witty & Wise," I started thinking about the Netflix's movie Dumplin' [It's based on Julie Murphy's book Dumplin', a 1# New York Times Best Seller]. Last December, my husband and I watched it. Well, I got 10-min into the movie, he... Continue Reading →

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