Review + Recipe: Children of Blood and Bone + Jollof Rice!

Welcome back to the table readers! I'm really excited to be bringing y'all my first recipe and a read post since my short hiatus. It really is one of my favorite things about this blog that I get to explore different techniques and foods from all over the world. I've made Korean, English, Cuban, Middle Eastern, Italian, Mexican and the list goes on. It's so fun and I'm thrilled to be taking y'all (any myself) to another new location: Nigeria! Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in West Africa and there's tons of regional variations. I'm sticking with a more traditional recipe for today but in my research I saw numerous incredibly tasty looking options.

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Food Friday: Buffalo “Chicken” Salad!

As I mentioned earlier this week I want to integrate some more content into my blog. The main focus will remain reviewing books and pairing recipes mentioned in those books with my reviews. However (again) as I said, I have so many original recipes that I've wanted to share with y'all but they've not coincided with any of my books so they just sit in my recipe book, un-shared. Granted, even when I explore a new recipe or style of food for my blog I make it a few times, making changes that fit my households pallets and to give it a little *original* flare. However, that's not really the same as a recipe I've been making and working on for months or years. So here I am, with my first official Food Friday post! Today's recipes is one of my husbands all time favorites and was originally inspired during our time doing Whole30 back in January. However, it's seriously morphed since then and is not Whole30 any longer.

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Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Happy Friday to all my party people! I'm doing my level best to not make *another* liar out of myself and delivering on the 86 million backlogged reviews I have waiting for you! I'm starting however, with a few more of my recent reads since they're fresh on the brain.

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Blog Tour: The Shadow Writer by Eliza Maxwell!

Happy Game of Thrones day everyone! I've got a hell-of-a week ahead of me with a business trip Monday and Tuesday, one of my best friends graduates with her Master's on Thursday and then my husband and I are headed to NM for his interview and to look at houses. It's sure to be a… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Shadow Writer by Eliza Maxwell!

Book Tag: The Liebster Award!

Happy Friday y'all! My best friend who has been stateside from Spain is leaving town tomorrow and I get to see her just one last time in the great state of Texas before she heads back and I wont see her again until we don't live in Texas anymore (CA-RAY-ZAY). I hope everyone has wonderful weekends planned ahead of them and that it's full of all the things you want! We here in Dallas are looking at more rain starting Sunday and going into next week. I can't say that I mind because I love all weather and there's something so *romantic* about April showers in Texas. Anywho, I've been tagged in The Liebster Award book tag by Savannah of Reviews by Savi!

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Behind The Blogger Book Tag!

It's Thursday! That means that a) tomorrow is Friday, so the weekend is about to start and b) my best friend is flying in from Spain this evening! This really is the week that keeps on giving y'all and my ride on cloud nine continues! I couldn't decide what kind of post I wanted to do today, whether a meme or a "Thoughtful Thursday" post or just skip it all together. But then I remembered Ashley, of Ashes Books & Bobs tagged me in a great post a few weeks ago and I totally forgot to do it! So first and foremost, thanks so much to Ashley for the tag and if y'all haven't checked out her blog you totally should - there's some really amazing stuff over there!

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Blogger Insider Book Tag!

Why do Monday's have to exist? However, I can't lament the dreaded Monday blues too much because I had a fab-u-lous weekend. My husband and I finally bought a beautiful new sectional couch (which I've been arguing for, for YEARS) and it's perfect!! My husband is also DIY-ing me some hexagon shelves that are almost done and I got a boat load of chores done and read nearly three books this weekend alone. So all in all, I'm gonna go ahead and throw that in the win column! First on today's docket is to give a huge shout out to Alexandra Wolfe for tagging me in today's book tag! As I mentioned the other day, I love these things - they're so cute! Also Alexandra's blog is full of great reviews and books to add to your ever growing TBR - so go check it out ya'll!

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Wondrous Words Wednesday!

Hello readers, bibliophiles and word lovers alike! Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by BermudaOnion where you can share new words that you've encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to play along and if you make your own list be sure to drop it in my comments so I can see… Continue reading Wondrous Words Wednesday!

Blogger Recognition Award!

Thank you to Entertainingly Nerdy for the nomination! I'm also new to the blogging game and networking can be so important so I appreciate the recognition and nomination so much! The Rules:  Thank the blogger that nominated you. Write a post to show your award. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Give… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award!