Sundays Should Feel Like…

…your favorite book paired with your favorite drink. Like you’ve been lying in a hammock all day and now your hair’s a little lighter and your cheeks a little redder. Like you’ve successfully prepped your work meals for the days ahead. Like you have an unlimited budget for books and tea.

It should definitely NOT feel like a cold and gloomy Monday is about to happen (in April?!)

But that’s the reality for some of us. Messy hair, foggy brain Sundays happen. They just do! So while I figure out what I’m packing for work this week while also wondering what to wear for the next five days, I’m taking comfort in future personal projects, potential weekend adventures, and the sunny, 60-degree weather that’s coming my way on Wednesday. Until then, well, let’s just push through this particularly weird Sunday feeling and read on, eat on, and breathe on. I’ve been listening to the podcast Literary Disco all day and it’s 100% helping. You should too!

So happy Sunday. Hope yours is decent. Better than decent. Maybe even great!

(As always, tell me what you’re reading/eating/listening to/enjoying!)

 

 

 

Devouring Books: A Tasty Look Ahead at 2016

Cheesy title aside (A Tasty Look Ahead…kind-of-sort-of embarrassed about that one) I want to be held accountable for the things I actually say I want to do with this blog this year. I have all of these plans for it swirling around in my mind and in order for the Devour Your Books swirling thoughts to not interfere with my What am I doing with my life swirling thoughts and the Am I adulting as well as I can? swirling thoughts, well, I basically need to get all of my blogging thoughts written down here. As soon as possible. As in…right now.

Here are the books/cookbooks I plan on reading and exploring over the next few months, AKA the rest the entirety of 2016 because let’s face it, I’m not as fast of a reader as I used to be.

  • Right now, I’m finishing up by almost-yearly read of The Great Gatsby, cliche, yes, but come on! Gatsby throws some insane parties and feasts. I’m bound to find something to cook and blog about from this classic F. Scott Fitzgerald gem.
  • I’ve owned Hemsley & Hemsley’s The Art of Eating Well for a little over a year now, and I’ve yet to even attempt to make anything from it. Everything looks beautiful and healthy and simply complicated (if that makes sense?) and this year I promise I’ll actually make something from it.
  • I’m totally looking forward to finally getting my hands on Laura Miller’s cookbook Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. and Guy Turland’s Bondi Harvest cookbook. These two are in the same bullet point because I started watching both of their YouTube videos at around the same time, and it’s so cool to see how far they’ve come since then.
  • I’m testing the YA fantasy waters. Something I haven’t tested in a while. I’m starting with the first of Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series and going from there.
  • More along the YA genre, I’ve been meaning to pick up Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means for a while now. As a 20-something, it’ll be good to feel like a teen again. (I think? Maybe not.)
  • One of my favorite books in high school was To Kill A Mockingbird. Typical. And since I have a degree in English I think It’s basically a life requirement for me to read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. If there’s any mention of food in this book, well, I’ll be sure to dedicate a post to it. If not, there’s always the other seven books listed above.

Whew! That’s more than a handful of books I want to get through, but I’m always looking for more to look into so please do send me your suggestions! Oh and do let me know what you’re all reading these days and what’s on your reading list this year.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your 2016 is going better than expected and if not, that’s okay too. There’s still plenty of time to turn things around.

Happy eating, reading, and living.

 

 

 

 

 

Scrambling for Egg Cookbooks

I don’t know many people who don’t enjoy eating eggs. And for those of you that don’t enjoy them, well, we don’t need to talk to you, do we? (My sister actually hates eggs, but I still have to talk to her.) I never previously required a cookbook to make my favorite egg-based dishes. Variations on scrambled eggs, sunny-side up, and omelets have inspired some of my favorite mornings. Adding your favorite ingredients and enough butter to these recipes hardly ever ends badly, but now that I’m dabbling in more complicated recipes in non-breakfast aspects of cooking and actually trying to follow strict recipes, I’ve decided to look into some egg/breakfast-based cookbooks. So on days when I’m not too groggy and confused by what time it is, I’m making an effort to follow recipes of my favorite egg dishes.

I want to start an egg revolution – an eggolution, if you will. (Sorry.) So, I’ve rounded up a few egg cookbooks that I’ll be checking out soon. I think you should too.

These are just a few of the cookbooks I’m eyeing, but of course there are so many more to choose from. Either way, feel free to share any good egg/breakfast cookbooks you know of. I’m particularly excited to pick up Breakfast for Dinner. Oh! And be sure to tell me how you prepare your eggs. I’m egg-cited to hear all about it. (Oh come on, you knew that was coming.)