Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos: American Cooking From the 1920s Through Today by Loretta Frances Ichord Stars: *** Millbrook Press (2007) Cooking/American History/Children’s Nonfiction 63 pages Summary: A history of 20th century American food describes innovative foods and technologies that changed the market, explains the cultural significance of food, and provides recipes for traditional American… Read More »

Read My Name – a 2019 Reading Challenge

I hosted a version of this challenge WAAAYYYYYY back in the late 2000s. I decided to bring it back. Please note: Although this blog is a nonfiction blog, this challenge is for fiction as well as nonfiction. GOAL: Read books with your first, middle or last name as an author name, character name, place name… Read More »

I’m Participating in the Short-A-Thon #shortathon18

Two bloggers had a great idea to make a short-a-thon – a readathon where you read your short books. From Dec 21 to Dec 31 we will read all our short books, thus getting them out of the way and encouraging reading during the holiday season. Here is a list of the books I’ll be… Read More »

Keep the Buttered Side Up

Keep the Buttered Side Up: Food Superstition From Around the World by Kathlyn Gay Stars: *** Walker Publishing Company AND Thomas Allen & Sons (1995) Children’s Nonfiction – Food/Folklore 102 pages Summary: Keep the Buttered Side Up is packed with morsels of information about multicultural food customs, beliefs and superstitions, their origins, and carryover practices… Read More »

Boy Dreamer by Paul Ecke

Boy Dreamer: An Artist’s Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds by Paul Ecke Stars: **** Morrison Meyer Press (2018) Memoir/LGBT/Artists 266 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The year is 1957. Four-year-old Paul Ecke sits timidly at a foreign… Read More »

I’m #5 of the Top 25 Nonfiction Blogs

Blog awards are subjective and sometimes created to bring attention to the award giver but I don’t care, I’m happy about this award. Feedspot gathered the Top 25 Nonfiction Blogs and I made #5! These blogs combine those writing for nonfiction authors/writers and other nonfiction book bloggers like me (yay them!) Go check out the… Read More »

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of The Reading Life by Anne Bogel Stars: ***** Baker Books (2018) Books & Reading 156 pages Disclosure: I received this book from Baker Books Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Reading isn’t just a way to pass the time–it’s… Read More »