My Holiday Book Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when we are all scrambling for gift ideas. Cyber Monday has us all looking for great shopping ideas. Let me help you! I have written what sometimes feels like a whole library of books (over 40 titles!) and there is pretty much a title on my list for everyone on … Read more

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train

I usually only review books I loved, or books that are just so wildly unique and different that I can’t help myself. Today I need to write about Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn, but I can’t say that I loved it. Here’s the scoop. Queen Elizabeth (yes, her) feels a bit down … Read more

Announcing New Ebook!

I’m so happy to tell you about my new ebook, a project that is close to my heart. It’s called Cookie: A Love Story: Fun Facts, Delicious Stories, Fascinating History, Tasty Recipes, and More. It’s just been released and it comes after years of work, but is a true labor of love. Who doesn’t love cookies? … Read more

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

I read this book in a day, while I had a migraine: it was that good. Couldn’t put it down. You first find out a tween’s mom somehow has disappeared, then you get the back story. Bee, her mom Bernadette, and her dad live in Seattle in a crazy old building that was once a … Read more

Contest Winner

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Congrats to Heather S who won the Handwritten Recipes book giveaway. Thanks to all who entered. I have some other giveaways coming up, so stayed tuned!

Edible Selby

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Edible Selby

This is slightly crazy. Actually, it is definitely over the top, but I had to write about this new book, Edible Selby, by Todd Selby. Let me explain. There is a super cool and amazing blog called, where the photographer Todd Selby goes into people’s homes all over the world and takes photos of … Read more

Giveaway! Handwritten Recipes Book

I’m giving away a copy of Handwritten Recipes: A Bookseller’s Collection of Curious and Wonderful Recipes Forgotten Between the Pages by Michael Popek, published by Perigee. This is a really fun book. A used bookseller collected recipes he found stuck in the pages of used books in his shop.  For each recipe, he includes a … Read more

Book Review: My Itchy Travel Feet

I want to be Donna Hull when I grow up. Donna writes the amazing travel blog MyItchyTravelFeet, which I have been following for several years. Donna’s target audience is active baby boomers, but I’m not a boomer and I find her posts to be dead-on about what I want to know. Not only do I … Read more

I spent summers in Maine as a kid and have been back several times as an adult (my daughter’s middle name is Camden, a town in Maine, so we’re pretty attached to Maine around here). I love everything about Maine and when I learned about the Maine Classics cookbook by Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier (owners of … Read more

Spy Mom: The Adventures of Sally Sin

I picked up the first book in this series by Beth McMullen last year (Original Sin) and had been waiting for the second book, Spy Mom: The Adventures of Sally Sin (you can now buy them together as a two-book set as well). It was out in time to take on vacation, which was just … Read more