Downtime: Deliciousness at Home ~ Nadine Levy Redzepi

This cookbook is gorgeous. Each recipe has stunning photos to accompany it, leaving my mouth watering. However, there aren't as many vegetarian recipes as I would like (beign a vegetarian myself). Many of the recipes call for specialty or fancy ingredients to make restaurant worthy dishes in your own kitchen. It sounds nice, but at … Continue reading Downtime: Deliciousness at Home ~ Nadine Levy Redzepi

A Dog’s Journey ~ Bruce Cameron

Rating: 3/5 This is a very basic book, exactly what you would expect. The dog(s) in this book are incredibly anthropomorphised, yet Cameron leaves in "I wag my tail at hearing the words 'good dog'" over and over and over. To the point of irritation. This book is meant to be told from a dog's … Continue reading A Dog’s Journey ~ Bruce Cameron

The Whole Brain Child ~ Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

Rating: 3/5 Short and sweet, this book was a good read for me, as an elementary classroom case manager, and I believe would be a good read for parents who like advice on parenting.┬áSiegel and Bryson condense the information into 12 parts; each part describes ways to incorporate different component's of your child's brain into … Continue reading The Whole Brain Child ~ Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Happy Book Birthday (Feb 6th) to The Line Becomes a River! Rating: 4/5 Francisco Cantu, a grandson of Mexican immigrants himself (who does not feel this gives him any kind of experience of immigration or Border Patrol), decides after graduating with an International Relations degree, that he wanted to become a Border Patrol agent to … Continue reading The Line Becomes a River ~ Francisco Cantu

Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng