Review: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones!

So, apparently hosting a Thanksgiving for 14 people is more than I previously anticipated. Apologies readers for missing my Food Friday post but I've got a new recipe scheduled for this Friday so keep an eye out! Especially since everyone will be particularly hungry right after Thanksgiving! In the mean time, I'll be reviewing The Other Woman by Sandie Jones!

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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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Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager!

Jules Larsen does not have an enviable life. In fact, her life is decidedly a raging dumpster fire. She's lost her job and she's lost her boyfriend - and all in one day. She's got no family to lean on, no money in the bank and no prospects on the horizon that might help pull her out of the hole she's found herself in. Living on her best friends couch with a bleak outlook on the future Jules seems to have hit rock bottom. But that's the thing about "rock bottom" isn't it? Once you're there, there's no where to go but up.

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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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ARC Review: The Toll by Neal Shusterman!

A big fat happy publication day to the final installment of one of my favorite series, Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman! I'm forever going to stan Shusterman and forever trying to dig myself out of my blogging slump. So, what better way to kill two birds with one stone than to come back to the game with a review of The Toll provided to me directly from Simon & Schuster. So first and foremost, thank you a million times to Simon & Schuster for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I know it's been a hot minute since I've been on here but I've got a ton of back logged reviews and while I'm going to try to take it a bit slow I'm ready to dive back into reviewing and blogging. As it turns out, moving 700 miles and adopting a new puppy is a lot to adjust to! So without further ado, on to the review!

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Review + Recipe: War by Laura Thalassa + Shakshuka Recipe!

Welcome back to the table readers! I know I've been sporadically MIA but I have some truly shocking news for y'all: moving out of state is a pain in the butt. I know, I know, who would've thought that but throw in an impromptu international trip and you've got a recipe for stress city. Granted, it's also a recipe for excitement town but I've got a lot going on to say the least! Originally I wasn't going to do an entire post for this book, however, when Shakshuka made a surprise appearance I couldn't help myself but continue my tour around the culinary world. So without further ado, here's my review for War by Laura Thalassa (book 2 in The Four Horsemen series).

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Review: Run Away by Harlan Coben!

Hello, Hi, Welcome to the ongoing saga that is "Christina is totally full of lies"! I know I said I'd have this up 86 million years ago but my life is a giant busy mess! However, my husband and I are moving from Texas to New Mexico on September 1st and we couldn't be more excited! We're incredibly busy [read: stressed] but it's also a really exciting time since we've been dreaming about the mountains for, well, forever. Anyway, I'm back from our weekend trip to Colorado and off again this weekend so I want to fit in a couple of my majorly back logged reviews this week so I thought I'd start with my favorite. Without further ado, here's my review for Run Away by Harlan Coben!

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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!

Review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North!

So as you're all probably well aware, I strive really hard to be a very positive person - sometimes relentlessly so. I genuinely believe that life is an attitude problem and if you focus on the negative, you can't be surprised when things are negative. Granted, sometimes life just really is a bummer and I get that. So I say this because this is my 100th review on my Goodreads profile!!! I would love to tell you this was a 5-star read for this milestone, but alas it was not. So maybe I'm a little extra bitter this time because I wanted this read to knock it out of the park, but it's kind of my own fault and I'll get to that later. So off we go then!

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Review + Recipe: The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth + Chicken Parm Recipe!

Happy Publication Day to Sally Hepworth's The Mother-In-Law!! This was a super fun read that I had the pleasure of discussing with the wonderful members of the Traveling Sisters group on Goodreads. Go check out their review if you haven't already because it's amazing! In other news, my husbands future boss has scheduled us to go out to New Mexico in just under three weeks! It's all getting real and it's very exciting and nerve racking at the same time! Finding a house in a state you don't live in is turning out to be much more difficult than I previously anticipated. Anywho, time for my favorite line: Welcome back to the table readers! Today with my review I'll be giving y'all a lightened up chicken Parmesan recipe that's great for when you want to #treatyoself so stay tuned after the review!

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