As a renowned lush and tipsy home cook

I am very offended no one in PR sent me My Drunk Kitchen.

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" I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way” - Dead Poets Society

I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way” - Dead Poets Society

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Soliciting book recs!

I’m heading out next week on a nine day business trip to the hot spot of Lithuania, AKA where all the celebrities are dying to go but settle for Ibiza. I am going to need books. Many, many books. Also, if you have by chance been to Vilnius before and have restaurants/shopping/sightseeing recs for me I will be forever indebted to you :)

Recs?

August 6     14 notes   
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Coming October 28…In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations.The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman’s story. The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why? More here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/236044/veronica-mars-2-an-original-mystery-by-rob-thomas/

Yes, I will buy this.

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Coming October 28…

In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations.

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town’s ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove—or prove—the woman’s story.
 
The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won’t divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim’s memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel’s surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying—but who? And why? More here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/236044/veronica-mars-2-an-original-mystery-by-rob-thomas/

Yes, I will buy this.

August 4     96 notes   
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Progress

After reworking the first draft of my manuscript the last few months, tonight I shared it with some beta readers. It feels ten thousand percent more real now. Equal parts exciting and terrifying :x

August 3     19 notes   
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What I read in July
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy: Such a fun book—Paris, a cast of expats, and the delightful trials and tribulations of Sally Jay, who is always extricating herself from one crazy scrape or another with self-deprecating aplomb.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez: An amazing story revolving around an apartment complex consisting of mostly immigrants. Highly recommend.
Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken: My first time reading McCracken! This collection of short stories flew by, a very satisfying read.
The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks: Non-fiction about the complexities of the brain and eyes. It was interesting but I can only read so many case stories underlining the same point before I crave fiction. I got bored about 3/4 of the way through and didn’t finish it :x
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Wow, seriously stunning work of YA here. The narrative voice is unique and compelling. My brain kept framing and reframing the plot, expecting to solve where things were leading only to be surprised time and again. 

What I read in July

The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy: Such a fun book—Paris, a cast of expats, and the delightful trials and tribulations of Sally Jay, who is always extricating herself from one crazy scrape or another with self-deprecating aplomb.

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez: An amazing story revolving around an apartment complex consisting of mostly immigrants. Highly recommend.

Thunderstruck by Elizabeth McCracken: My first time reading McCracken! This collection of short stories flew by, a very satisfying read.

The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks: Non-fiction about the complexities of the brain and eyes. It was interesting but I can only read so many case stories underlining the same point before I crave fiction. I got bored about 3/4 of the way through and didn’t finish it :x

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Wow, seriously stunning work of YA here. The narrative voice is unique and compelling. My brain kept framing and reframing the plot, expecting to solve where things were leading only to be surprised time and again. 

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I never feel more naked than when I have left my book or kindle at work by accident. It’s bedtime and I need my nightly dose of The Dud Avocado :(

July 29     17 notes   
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What I read in June
The Other Language by Francesca Marciano: Craving a vicarious Italian escapade? Perfect collection of stories set in Italy.
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith: I kept waiting for this mystery novel to pick up some steam but it never became the suspenseful sort of mystery that holds my attention. It seemed mostly like a set-up for the series, I’ll still give the second book in the series, The Silkworm, a try.
Where She Went by Gail Forman: Gail Forman has become one of my favorite YA authors, I love how her books come in pairs first from the girl’s perspective and then from the boy’s. If I Stay and Where She Went are super satisfying reads, just enough romance and drama :)

What I read in June

The Other Language by Francesca Marciano: Craving a vicarious Italian escapade? Perfect collection of stories set in Italy.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith: I kept waiting for this mystery novel to pick up some steam but it never became the suspenseful sort of mystery that holds my attention. It seemed mostly like a set-up for the series, I’ll still give the second book in the series, The Silkworm, a try.

Where She Went by Gail Forman: Gail Forman has become one of my favorite YA authors, I love how her books come in pairs first from the girl’s perspective and then from the boy’s. If I Stay and Where She Went are super satisfying reads, just enough romance and drama :)

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 " A novel is a daily labor over a period of years. A novel is a job. But a story can be like a mad, lovely visitor, with whom you spend a rather exciting weekend.

— Lorrie Moore, The Art of Fiction No. 167 (via theparisreview)

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