Thursday, June 30, 2016

What Alice Forgot

I read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty for book club. I thought it was a great novel for book club discussion. It is about a woman who hits her head and forgets the last 10 years of her life. She doesn't remember her 3 kids or that she is getting a divorce. Everyone in my bookclub enjoyed this book and would recommend it to a friend.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Outlander Kitchen

 I went to a book signing for the release of Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook. I wish they had food to sample because everything in this cookbook looks delicious. They were serving Laogharie's whiskey sour at the event. This book signing was hosted by The Poisoned Pen bookstore. If you are in the Phoenix area you should stop by. They have lots of autographed books. The Poisoned Pen is a great independent bookstore. 
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 
 Each recipes has a quote from the Outlander book that inspired the dish. This is Pheasant and Greens  at Ardsmuir- inspired from Voyager, chapter 11 "The Torremolinos Gambit" 
Outlander Kitchen is fun to read yet the recipes are doable. I found the pictures inspiring.

Friday, June 24, 2016


 To celebrate the start of summer and our wedding anniversary, the Hubby and I took a road trip to Phoenix, AZ. I found out the weekend we were planning on going Diana Gabaldon would be doing a book signing.  
 111 degrees! 

 Got to met the incomparable Diana Gabaldon. I was so excited to met her I didn't know what to do, so I shook her hand. She revealed that she is currently writing the 9th book in the Outlander series. She also told us that season 2 DVD will be released in September. 
I liked Voyager better than Dragonfly in Amber. The ending keeps you wanting to read more.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Window Opens

After finishing Voyager (the 3rd book in the Outlander series) I came back to a book I started reading at the beginning of 2016- A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan. This book is about a modern day woman juggling it all...A husband, kids, dog, work, friends. I really like all the pop culture references in this novel. Alice, the main character, is very likable because she loves books.