Monday, April 2, 2018

Book Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different

This weekend I read Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride (that is a link to Amazon but it is not an affiliate link).

This was one of the most amazing books I have ever read.  I picked it up on Saturday and I could not put it down until I finished it on Sunday.

Tomorrow Will Be Different is about Sarah's transition as a transgender female from Delaware.  You will be completely wrapped up in her story and that of her husband, Andy.  From her coming out to her using her voice, and her story, as an advocate for others in the LGBTQ community.

She provides vivid accounts of her time in the White House as an intern, advocating for equal rights and equal protection in the Delaware State Senate, and on the death of her husband (this one brought me to tears).

She is a warm and loving person and to read her words is almost as if you are sitting down with a friend and having a conversation.  She is someone that I would love to have coffee with and want to educate me on the LGBTQ issues (there is a lot to learn here).

The book is eye opening and I don't think you can read and not realize that there are changes that are needed in this country.  Protections for those who are transgender are slim and don't provide them with nearly enough protection and dignity...may those necessary changes happen swiftly (they shouldn't have to wait).

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Book Review: Roadfood

So are you thinking about a road trip in the United States?

Have you wondered what in the world am I going to eat?

Have no fear Roadfood is here

This is the 10th edition of this book and it is fabulously written and organized.

The book is grouped by region of the country and then a directory of good eats is provided for each state.

What makes the book useful beyond just naming the restaurants is that they give a paragraph, or more, description as well as all pertinent information (address, phone number, and web page).

The books is a fun time to read even if you aren't planning a trip...myself I love learning about different places to eat.

So be sure to pick up a copy of peruse all of the options out there.

The link above the book does take you to Amazon...BUT it is not an affiliate link and I will receive no compensation should you purchase through it.

I do want to disclose that I was provided a copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Review: Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations

Let me start by saying that I don't have any issues with grains...they get along just fine with my digestion system.

HOWEVER I have a number of friends and family members who are not so friendly terms with grains and so I selected Against All Grain Celebrations by Danielle Walker to review for you all.


Like all good cookbooks there are beautiful pictures, and that is the first thing I look for.  I want to know what the author expected some of these recipes to look like (then next I scan ingredient lists to make sure there aren't too many OUT there ingredients).

Danielle's recipes are easy to follow and put together and contain items you can find in just about any grocery store.

She's got you covered for all the celebrations you could possibly want to host, or attend.

You can stylishly present gluten-free and dairy-free dishes that happen to be paleo too (it checks off so many boxes).

Your mouth will water when you see the photos but when you taste it...OH so delicious!

I do want to disclose that I was provided a copy of this book for review through Blogging for Books.