Hungry Hearts: An Anthology of Food, Love, Culture & More!

I've been building up to this for a while, but finally, here it is! My review of the anthology Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love! Anthologies take me a while to read & review because I always have to take notes on them as I read, but I'm glad I've managed to make … Continue reading Hungry Hearts: An Anthology of Food, Love, Culture & More!

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Natalie Tan’s Book of Love & Fortune: A Nuanced Look Into Culture, Grief, & Community

This is a book that demands to be savored. And savor, I did. It’s beautiful and a little heartbreaking and absolutely a masterpiece. Sentimental, but subtle in its execution, Natalie Tan's Book of Love and Fortune is something truly extraordinary with how Natalie explores grief, intergenerational family, and culture, all wrapped up with subtle hints … Continue reading Natalie Tan’s Book of Love & Fortune: A Nuanced Look Into Culture, Grief, & Community

Hungry Hearts Food Crawl Kickoff! Interviews, #OwnVoices Reviewers, & More! (+INTL Giveaway!)

Friends! CW from The Quiet Pond & I had a mini-epiphany together on Twitter one day. We were both so excited for Hungry Hearts and wanted to share our love--and what better way than with #OwnVoices bloggers for this diverse anthology?! We are so happy to be bringing to you the Hungry Hearts Food Crawl--like … Continue reading Hungry Hearts Food Crawl Kickoff! Interviews, #OwnVoices Reviewers, & More! (+INTL Giveaway!)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: An Emotional and Heartfelt Read feat. So Much Food!

Elizabeth Acevedo does it again. With the Fire On High is a fierce and stunning sophomore novel, full of heart, empowering females, and delicious food. I absolutely adored Acevedo’s debut in verse, The Poet X, and found With the Fire on High to be equally, if not more, stellar. There were so many things I … Continue reading With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: An Emotional and Heartfelt Read feat. So Much Food!

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Lillie Vale on Small Town Hearts

I am absolutely overjoyed to have Lillie Vale on my blog today, talking about her debut Small Town Hearts! I've been following this book for years now, and it's finally here and published and (almost) in my hands (I need to stop by my P.O. box, haha!) and I'm so happy everyone can experience the … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Lillie Vale on Small Town Hearts

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo: Korean Brazilian Fusion Food Trucks, Summer Romances, and a Snarky Main Character!

4.5 stars Clara Shin loves stirring up trouble with her pranks. But when one joke goes too far, her dad sentences her and her uptight classmate Rose Carver to working at his KOrean-BRAzilian foodtruck, the KoBra, as punishment during the summer. Clara dreads this, but maybe it's not so bad. Especially since Rose isn't as … Continue reading The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo: Korean Brazilian Fusion Food Trucks, Summer Romances, and a Snarky Main Character!