The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Thanks to KMQ for the photography. We continue with our month-long Halloween theme and a particular favorite book of mine. I'm always excited to reread "The Witching Hour" which is on my top 10 absolute most favorite books in the world. I first discovered Anne Rice one summer when I was 12, visiting my aunt … Continue reading The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

The Shining by Stephen King

Thanks to CHC for the photography. I don't think Stephen King has ever been accused of being a foodie, though he is most certainly the most visceral writer I've ever encountered. I've been reading his books since my early teens, starting with The Shining, as well as many others. But the story of the Torrance … Continue reading The Shining by Stephen King

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

One of the reasons I started this blog, beyond the joy of combining my loves of reading and cooking, was also my desire to travel, whether physically or through the pages of books. I wanted to challenge myself as well, to cook food that was outside my comfort zone. I've always wanted to gain a … Continue reading The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Madeleine’s Ghost by Robert Girardi

I've lost track of how many times I've read this book. My sister even comments when I tell her I'm reading it again, and she never comments on my books. "What? Madeleine's Ghost AGAIN? Haven't you read it like a billion times?" Not quite. I just love this novel. It hits me in the heart … Continue reading Madeleine’s Ghost by Robert Girardi