Books

Failing my 2017 reading challenge. (But joining another one because there’s still hope)

So, I had a self-imposed reading challenge of fifty books for 2017. Nothing too crazy, right? Well, not too crazy if you are ACTUALLY able to stick to one book until you finish it. That's not me though. I pick books like a kid picks candy. I get the book, unwrap it, lick it... but if a new, sweeter book comes into my hands, I'll go lick that one too. (Is that a disgusting enough simile?) Anyway, that's why I always end up with a bookshelf full of half-read books that I'll probably have to restart someday because the details are getting fuzzy. If I tried really hard I might be able to finish the sixteen books I'm missing to complete the challenge. Or... I COULD DITCH IT and join a new, super cute challenge I found! I think I'll go with that option. I'll let 2018 be the year I learn how to stick to books and stop licking new candy recklessly.
Talk about books

booktubers you might not be following (but you should because they’re awesome)

Sometimes reading books is not enough. Sometimes you need to buy more books, talk about books, reorganize your books, write about books, listen to books and watch Youtube videos about books. Today I want to talk about the latter, and about the content creators from Booktube (a.k.a. the book community in Youtube) that I love to…
Food

Fantastic Beasts Queenie’s Apple Strudel – Making Harry Potter Food Again!

Was anyone looking for a Fall dessert recipe? I was, especially since it's apple-picking season and I've been seeing apples practically everywhere.  Also, not gonna lie, I LOVED doing that Harry Potter Food series last summer and have missed it so much! I had been considering making Queenie's Apple Strudel since then, especially because this treat has such a beautiful scene in the movie. I just wasn't sure if I was ready for such a baking challenge.  But this time I decided to go for it anyway, and it turned out great! Also, I feel like it's perfect timing because apple strudel screams FALL to me.