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When Spice Outweighs Sugar: A Review of Sweet Revenge


A weird lil tidbit about me: I actually went to school to be a pastry chef before I went to grad school to be a librarian. I dropped out after my first year, because good lord, the food scene is I N T E N S E in Western North Carolina! But, I did learn just enough to hold my own in a kitchen, and a whole heckin’ lot about flavor. After a particularly bad breakup, I read about Heather Kim’s Sweet Revenge, a book full of badass pastries pretty much designed for my situation. And holy crap, y’all. These recipes are DOPE.

I’m talkin’ carrot cake, fudge, a BUTTERFINGER CAKE(!!!!), and Flamin’ Hot Cheeto meringues. That’s right. Flamin’. Hot. Cheetos.

Seeing as my holidays have been batshit for a full month, I’ve yet to actually make anything out of this book, but the Butterfinger cake is enough to sell me on this.

And if you’re absolutely terrified of turning an oven on, fear not! Kim talks you through every step with sass, but not in a condescending manner. You’ll giggle while learning how to make some amazing brownies, and not be scared of taking the next step with your kitchen.

Thanks to BookishFirst for the awesome copy for review!!

Briefly on Hiatus!


Hey, all! I’m on a brief lil hiatus until probably January, once all the holiday madness dies down!


We’ll see how much of my December TBR gets read! So far I’ve finished one book (Siege and Storm) and I’m a third through two others (Wild Beauty and Shatter Me). I’ll definitely be posting thoughts on those two later because I do have A LOT of feelings about both of them. Maybe I’ll do a mini-review post on everything I actually get read this month!


How are your TBR lists going so far?

Review of The Trip


Meghan is a senior in high school. For her senior summer, she’s planned the journey of a lifetime with her two friends: they will take a cross-country bicycle trip from their small Massachusetts hometown to Seattle, Washington.

Joining Meghan on the trip are Dave, who secretly has a crush on Meghan; and Chris, who has recently been diagnosed HIV positive as the result of a bad decision. 

As they plan their journey, a previously unidentified flu breaks out in India, beginning a relentless march around the globe. By the time Meghan and her friends are halfway across the country, the horrible truth is known: this is not a flu virus. This disease turns its victims into flesh-eating zombies. And it’s here.

Scared, exhausted and alone, the three decide to head home in a desperate race through infected territory. Can they survive THE TRIP? Read the rest of this entry