Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list.  This week’s Top Ten list is…

Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books



Throughout the entire Harry Potter series, there are some amazing foods mentioned.


2. Pumpkin Pastie

3.  Treacle Tart

4. Cauldron Cakes


You can get recipes for these and more in the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.

farmer boy

Farmer Boy is one of my favorite all time books and every time I read it, I get hungry because there are so many mentions of good food that Almanzo eats.

5.  Pancakes with melted butter and REAL maple syrup

6.  Roast beef and brown gravy

7. Homemade apple pie


There is a cookbook with foods from the Little House books too.


I read this autobiography by Julia Child a couple years ago and it was very fascinating to read about how this woman who didn’t know how to cook and was not French became this professional French chef. The book also talks about the long and tedious process to write her first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

8. Crepes with blueberry sauce

9. French Onion Soup

10. Quiche Lorraine


This book also has wonderful recipes by Julia Child.




Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by LA LA in the LIBRARY. It is where we discuss what books we have been, are currently, and will be reading.  What have you been reading? Tell me!




My Thoughts

I am a HUGE John Green fan so like most of his fans, I have been eagerly waiting for his latest book, Turtles All The Way Down. Of course there were high expectations but I had no doubt John Green would deliver.  Truthfully, it took me awhile to get into this book, almost half way to be exact.  I understand why Green wanted to write a book on mental illness, something which he has openly admitted to struggling with.  I think it is important for teens and adults to be aware of the stigma and fears of having anxiety, depression, and other mental illness.  Green’s main character, Aza, primarily struggles with having her thoughts on a loop.  Like Green’s previous books, the writing is excellent and the character development fabulous.  My favorite character was Aza’s best friend, Daisy.  With all that said, I feel like Green was trying too hard to insert himself into the story as Aza.  I would much rather read a separate autobiography about John Green and his struggles with mental illness and have Aza’s story be her own.  With that said, I highly recommend Turtles All The Way Down. I think it will be a book that I will re-read and enjoy more the second time around.




Book Blurb

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.




Book Blurb

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting – he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth




My two dogs and my senior foster dog where happy to have my son home this past weekend from college.  They are all hanging out on the couch watching Stranger Things.

Have a great week reading what makes you happy!

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