The fact that we are in the middle of September makes me very happy. We will celebrate my youngest turning 4 soon and I have broken out cookbooks handed down to me from my Grandmother, on the prowl for fall soups and recipes to try. Specifically, I really want to try and make my own broth and tomato sauce. I make a lot of pasta..and would love to be able to make my own sauce rather than constantly rely on jars from the store.
I do have some school work I still need to do and turn in this weekend, but I do have a few reading plans.
I am currently reading The Bakeshop at Pumpkin Spice which is a collection of 3 romance short stories by 3 different authors: Donna Kaufmann, Kate Angell and Allyson Charles. I have already read the first story, Sweet Magic, by Donna Kaufmann and really enjoyed it. It was the right mixture of small town sweet with angsty and magic. I really enjoyed it.
I would love to finish Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels which I have been reading via Netgalley. It feels like I have been reading this one for forever, which in reality, it has been a while. No fault of the book, I am actually really, really loving it. It’s just a nice read to pick up here and there, mostly at night in bed since I’m reading it on my kindle. our heroine in this one is Joy, who is from a small town called Spruce City, North Carolina but lives in Colorado where she is the CEO of her self made nail polish company. Her Nana passes away and leaves her bed and breakfast, Heart and Soul to Joy. Joy has to stay in Spruce City through the holidays for a total of 6 months before making the decision to give the business up or not. I am loving it! It is giving me all the sometimes you have to go home, Hallmark vibes!
Lastly, what I plan to pick up this weekend and just read a chapter or two is, Moorhaven by Daoma Winston. I recently began listening to a podcast called Currently Reading, and the hosts have this Slow But Steady project which I am totally a Stan for. The idea is to have a book that you’re committed to just taking your time with. I love this idea because the online bookish world has a way of making you feel like you have to rush rush rush through your reads. You get in the grind of hustling through books, trying to read as much as you can in a month..and I would like to have a book here and there that I am in no rush to get through. Moorhaven is kicking this project off for me. It was published in 1973 by Avon and is a multigenerational family saga. The front cover says it’s, “The most sweeping romantic novel of our time!” So of course, I need to read it.
I hope your week has been good to you and I hope your weekend turns out exactly as you hope! Let me know what you plan to read this weekend and we will chat again soon.