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Weekend Cooking: What's Gaby Cooking by Gaby Dalkin

Until I received a copy of <i>What's Gaby Cooking</i> (Abrams, April 17) from the publishers (as part of the Abrams Dinner Party), I had never heard of Gaby …

Tomatoes

15 True Stories to Read This Spring

Good news for nonfiction fans: This spring is chock-full of new books that tell true stories in a full range of topics, including medicine, sports, …

Books

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 4 Short Book Reviews

I had my last busy, busy week of work and then ran full-speed into my annual spring lace-making workshop. Yikes! I think I'm going to need a vacation …

Books

Weekend Cooking: Barista (documentary)

Do you drink coffee? Do you have a favorite local coffee shop and a favorite barista? Did you know there was such a thing as a barista competition?<br>I …

Coffee

7 New Books for Speculative Fiction Fans

Speculative fiction fans have a lot to chose from this month, with stories that reach back into the past to offer alternate histories and others that …

Books

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: Light Reading for Early Spring

Happy Monday! I have three more busy editing days, then I'm attending my annual spring lace-making workshop, and then life eases back to a simple …

Books

Weekend Cooking: The Austin Cookbook by Paula Forbes

Dare I say that it's <i>still</i> snowing around here? The only good thing about cool weather is that heating up the kitchen for dinner is welcome right …

Cooking

8 April Novels to Diversify Your Reading

I’ve often talked about the difficulty of defining what it means to diversify your reading. Some people look for books written by people of color, …

Books

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: Reading for a Snowy Spring

When T. S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month," I don't think he was talking about the weather. But 6 inches of snow on April 2? <i>Really?</i> …

Books

Weekend Cooking: Debbie Macomber's Table

Over the years, I've often featured cookbooks written by authors or that were inspired by a book or series. I love that connection between two …

Recipes

A Rebel's Guide to the Bullet Journal

Do you keep a bullet journal? Do you know what a Bullet Journal is?<br>If you aren't familiar with the Bullet Journal concept, I encourage you to watch …

Online

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: What I Read Last Week

If I recall last week, I think I foolishly thought my busy season was winding down. Hahahahaha. I had one free afternoon and then suddenly I was once …

Books

Beth Fish Reads

09 April 2018<p>Happy Monday! I have three more busy editing days, then I'm attending my annual spring lace-making workshop, and then life eases back to …

Books

Weekend Cooking: 4 Easy Dinners & a Snack

If you're not in the publishing business, you might not realize that late winter into spring is the busy time for copyeditors--at least it has been …

Cooking

8 Audiobooks for Early Spring

My favorite part of spring is that the days are getting longer, which leaves me plenty of evening daylight for walking, yardwork, and (eventually) …

Books

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 3 Good Books

My eye is on the start of spring, which is coming up in a few days. I'm going to ignore the temperatures and the snow flurries and pretend that deck …

Books

Weekend Cooking: Nailed It! (on Netflix)

Confession: I totally stole the idea for this post from my long-time blogging friend Marg from Adventures of an Intrepid Reader. On Facebook this …

Movie Reviews

10 New Thrillers Written by Women

<b>The Broken Girls by Simone St. James</b> (Berkley, March 20; supernatural thriller): Murder, ghosts, and secrets that won't rest are all connected to an …

Books

Weekend Cooking: 2 Recipes to Beat the Winter Blues

Do you remember the old saying "March comes in like a lion . . ."? Boy it sure has, and winter has made a big comeback! The other half of the saying …

Food Preservation

8 New Fantasies to Read in March

Good news for speculative fiction fans: March's new releases offer a wide range of subgenres and settings, and readers of all ages will find a a …

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: The Eclectic Edition

Happy Monday! Not much going on in my part of the world. I'm grateful we survived the big winds and escaped the flooding and snow that plagued those …

Books

Weekend Cooking: 4 New Books for Cooks and Food Lovers

March? Really? How did that happen? I'm full-steam into my busy month, but despite sitting in my office for up to 10 hours a day, I still manage to …

Giveaway: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi

Mary H. K. Choi's <i>Emergency Contact</i> (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 27) is getting a lot of buzz. Early reviews have me thinking: …

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: The Escape Reading Edition

Rain, rain, and more rain kept me inside for the bulk of last week. Ugh. I was beginning to feel stir-crazy. Maybe it was a good thing, though, …

Weekend Cooking: Day Drinking by Kat Odell

The publisher's press release for Kat Odell's Day Drinking (Workman, 2017) begins, "Who day drinks? Everyone." And that's true. If you drink at all, …

4 Short Story Collections to Read This Month

I used to think that I didn't like short stories because I was often left wanting to know more. That was before I started reading quality stories and …

Books

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 2 Good Books, 1 Good TV Show

I don't know what's wrong with me this year, but I haven't been watching as much Olympics as I usually do. I don't know if it's because of the nature …

Weekend Cooking: Decanted (Documentary)

I'm a wine fan. I drink a glass almost every night, and I like to try different grapes, different regions, and different blends. I, however, am by no …

5 New Coming-of-Age Novels

<b>All the Castles Burned by Michael Nye</b> (Turner, Feb. 13): This novel is set in 1990s Cincinnati. Owen, 14 years old, has won a basketball scholarship …

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 5 Books for Winter Reading

Last week was the Super Bowl, this week it's the Olympics. I'm afraid I'm going to totally forget what's going on in <i>Victoria</i> (PBS), <i>Frontier</i> …

Books