Publish Date: April 17, 2018
This is my first cookbook review! I really enjoyed it.
Thank you to NetGalley, Storey Publishing, and Olwen Woodier for a preview of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.
Look at that beautiful cover. So many bright, vivid colors. Fresh herbs. This cover is definitely eye catching. It makes you want to pick up that spoon and have a taste of that pesto. Yum!
This book is a comprehensive guide to pestos. It begins with the basic pesto recipe and then that’s where it gets interesting. Continue reading “My First Cookbook Review! The Pesto Cookbook by Olwen Woodier”
Publish Date: April 10, 2018
“Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.” – Reid Hoffman
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.
Sharp, dramatic, and full of insider dish, Sophia of Silicon Valley is a story of a professional woman storming the corridors of geek power and—and the price of living in the shadows of its eccentric maestros.
The daughter of successful Taiwanese immigrants, Sophia Young has always spoken her mind, and in Silicon Valley, that turns out to be her greatest asset—especially when she’s often the only woman in a room.
As companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and Oracle are beginning to revolutionize the world, Sophia ends up as the right-hand woman of male tech CEOs —a thrilling and terrifying position that challenges her, threatens her relationships and even her health, yet ultimately teaches her how to take charge of her own future. But as time goes on, Sophia starts to question whether the big paycheck and high-status career are worth dealing with the constant stress and boys’ club environment. Continue reading “Book Review: Sophia of Silicon Valley by Anna Yen”
Publish Date: April 3, 2018
A twisted, fast paced thriller that will keep you reading and creep you out too!
I received an advance copy of this book from Harper Collins / William Morrow through Edelweiss.
Harry Ackerson has always considered his step-mother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an “other worldly” way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.
Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, he returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help one another pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.
Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.
Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publish Date: April 3, 2018
I laughed, I cried, and I laughed a lot more about this poignant story on carpools, coffee, and secrets.
This book has the humor, friendships, and families that remind me of Big Little Lies.
I received an advance copy of this book from Berkley Publishing through Edelweiss.
At any given moment in other people’s houses, you can find…repressed hopes and dreams…moments of unexpected joy…someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband…
As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors’ private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton’s wife is mysteriously missing, and now this…
After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that’s a notion easier said than done when Anne’s husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families–and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage. Continue reading “Book Review: Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman”
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
I received an advance copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley.
We’ve all experienced this: an evening of wine, friends, a fire pit, honest conversation, laughter, and bonding. Then – waking up the next morning slightly (or majorly) regretting that last glass and sharing too much.
It happens everywhere, including the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs. Except that this time, one of the women, Kristin, disappears suddenly without a trace, presumably with her young twins who are also missing.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publish Date: March 27th 2018
Books Like This: The Circle by Dave Eggers, The Startup by Doree Shafrir
I am a sucker for books with a Digital Age plot!
I received an advance copy of this book from Doubleday Books through NetGalley.
I’m attracted to novels that reference social media, texting, the Internet… anything online. Why? Because it’s relatable. We are all addicted to Facebook, Twitter, texting, and the Internet. We rely on technology for many aspects of our life. And I love books that are associated with things that I can identify with, but hopefully with a more glamourous perspective.