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Finding the Break: A Surfer’s Anthology

Finding the Break: A Surfer’s Anthology By Murray Lee An Anthology of short stories composed with heartfelt emotion, Finding the Break: A Surfer’s Anthology is a simple collection of life lessons, fit for the reader who loves to reflect. It’s impossible to read this book and not instantly feel nostalgic towards the times of your youth. Through 6 various stories, we coast up and down a wave of perspective in numerous settings, with each character sharing a piece of themselves and how surfing has been a part of their lives. We journey with individuals who are…

Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult Well besides being the luckiest Bookie in all of la la land, I got to meet Jodi Piccoult in person, when she was doing her tour for this multi-layered story, which I did not think I would enjoy so much as I did. The night I met Jodi, I’m not gonna lie, I had not yet read the book. In downtown L.A., a night on my own felt more enjoyable than ever. All guests were greeted with wine at the door and endless cheese plate options were begging to be paired…

Basket of Books

Hi Bookies, Hop Hop Hop little Bunnies! While most of the country is still bundled in blankets and cat stretching after long naps, us west coast dreamers are prancing in poppy-filled hills and using our books as shields from the sun. New Releases and Book Festivals are upon us, which means……time to fill our Easter Baskets with fresh reads! (For the YA or Adult-Fiction fans in our lives). Here are new treasured releases to keep your heart glowing all spring long! Young Adult Strange the Dreamer (March 28) Alex, Approximately (April 2) The Sacrifice of…

5 Ways to Jump Start your Reading Routine

Dear Bookies, Well, it’s already a few weeks past the New Year (hazzah!) and I’m still adventuring through the same book I started January 1st. But don’t get me wrong, I am HAPPILY loving the nostalgic memories of Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste. I can’t wait to review it and post cutesy matching cookies. I’m thinking…. French foodie Book Club theme. So far in the New Year, I’ve been fitting about 15 minutes per day, sometimes…

14 Ways to Get Cozy

Tis the Season to get Cozy Wozy! Jingle Jangle Jolly Holly….and deck the halls with La La Laaaaaaaaaa! TBH, I probably use the word cozy just about every day. It’s one of my top five favorite words. So of course this month, I will be embracing “wozy” fever and cuddling in snug happiness for the entire month of December. But not all Bookies know how to get trulllllyyyyyy cozy. So here are 14 ideas to help, incase your heart is two sizes too small this year and no matter what holiday you celebrate. (Just…

The Clay Lion

The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn If the option of time travel does become an actuality in our future, I think Amalie Jahn unravels Brooke Wallace’s story similarly to how it would happen in real life. I’m still hooked on the discovery of time travel set forth by this government in what is deemed to be the future of science at it’s best. However, subtle sci-fi creepiness sets forth when it’s explained that time travel can affect your life in the future, for example, the case of one woman revisiting her…

Lara Jean’s Snickerdoodles

Autumn fills my heart with anticipation and warmth every year. It’s the start of tooooooooooo many of my favorite things! Such as: baking season, football games, leaf colors of the softest hues, new book clubs, a penciled in calendar which overflows with pre- planning holiday activities galore, an official one-month countdown to my Birthday (October 3rd, wee!) and…. the pumpkin spice flavored…..everything. So, of course, when I bake coziness into my schedule this fall, I think of the perfect light-hearted books to become secretly obsessed with and the best cookies to pair with…

Top 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Just Because” you don’t EVER need a reason to bake America’s favorite cookie! I find hope of all seasons (and stressful situations) in the Chocolate Chip Cookie. Maybe you’re alone and want some comfort……… just look to the CC cookie. Maybe you just had your heart broken…..or had it put together again and feel like doing pirouettes in place………look to the cookie! Bake sale? Sleepover with besties, movie night, one hour alone with your new BOOK!? Look to the Cookie! I love CC…

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs   Judging a book by its cover, in this case, worked in Ransom Riggs’ favor because it looks so creepy and mildly disturbing that I was curious to pick it up off the shelf. It’s quirkiness definitely followed through til the end. What I liked most about reading this book was the author’s writing. Riggs emphasized voice from the main character, Jacob. His one liners I found to be humorous and Jacob’s personality resembled that of an average teen, which was fitting. However, at the same…

Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Such a brilliant idea for a storyline. Mare, is introduced to us in a seemingly dystopian society as a Red. Her blood type, determining her low level in society as compared to the elite Silver bloods. The Silver, have supernatural abilities that make them close to godlike. Their powers make for a tangible plot, dividing the two types of people in social class. I love the way Aveyard set up the class system according to their blood (Reds & Silvers). It is easily relatable and manifested in real life. So what happens when you&#8217…