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October 2015 Wrap Up

Hello all my fellow readers :)

It's November 11th, and I want to start this blog post by thanking all the men and women who are currently serving or have served, they are all true heroes, and I'm thankful we have a holiday devoted to all of them.

I hope everyone is having a great week. I am here today with my October 2015 wrap up. October, for me, was not the greatest of reading months. I only managed to finish ten novels and one novella, due to an insane work schedule, and trying to get some home renovation projects done before the snow comes. Speaking of snow, we got a huge helping of it this week. Over ten cm fell on Monday evening. and so far it looks like it is here to stay. I'm not usually the biggest fan of snow, but I have to say that I love curling up with a book in front of our Christmas tree, and seeing all the trees in our yard covered with a perfect white, sparkly snow. It just seems so magical when the trees are frosted like that. As such, I've already r…

Reading Inspired Baking :)

To anyone who read my last blog post, it is no secret just how much I loved Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. While reading it however, there is a passage where the main character Harper Price is baking a hummingbird cake to give as a gift, and I was instantly intrigued.

It happens to me quite often while reading books, that I am suddenly inspired to try making what they are having for dinner, breakfast, lunch or dessert, as it always sounds so yummy. This is often a frequent occurrence after reading Debbie Macomber's books, particularly her Cedar Cove series, and after reading The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick, I quickly decided that baked macaroni and cheese needed to be on the menu for dinner.

However, hummingbird cake was something I was completely unfamiliar with. I had no idea what this particular kind of cake even consisted of, and so I was off on a recipe hunt to find out what exactly this amazing sounding cake was.

I researched several amazing sounding…

Rebel Belle: A fangirl's review

When I picked up Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins, I basically knew two main things about it:

1) It was written by Rachel Hawkins.

That in itself was a good enough reason for me to buy this book in my opinion, as I am a huge fan of her previous books. I loved, loved, loved the Hex Hall series, and I'm still beyond disappointed that the spin off series. School Spirits, has so far not had more than the one book.

2) It is about a girl from the south, who although is prim and proper, also becomes a Paladin.

Now when I first heard this book was going to be a book with a bit of a paranormal or fantasy twist, but whose main character was going to be a southern type debutante, I literally freaked out.

To anyone who's not aware, I have a slight obsession with the Southern States, that often drives my husband bonkers. I love hearing about cotillions, and debutante balls, and even sororities, as none of those are found anywhere around where we live.

From those two points, I had a feeling …