Dal, a lentil-based soup, is a staple of Bengali cooking — at least in my family. It didn’t matter that we grew up in Ohio, about as far from Kolkata and Dhaka as you can get, we had dal with dinner almost every night. Moog dal, musoor dal, cholar dal, toor dal, yellow split-pea dal. You… Read More Never a Dal Moment: A Recipe and a Reflection
Whenever a book is hyped all over the romance blogosphere and Twitterverse, I get a little nervous. Once bitten, twice shy. I’ve bought a few books based on trusted squee and ended up burned. Fortunately, that was far from the case with Radiance, Grace Draven’s first Wraith Kings novel, which came out in January. It’s… Read More On Grace Draven’s Radiance and Sharing the Light
It’s that time again, folks. Daylight Savings. When we lose an hour of sleep and gain an hour of bleary-eyed resentment. To that end, here are five things I would much rather spring forward into: 1. A plate of bread pudding.
This past month was all about playing catch up, so I mostly read a mix of books from last year and older releases. If It Ain’t Love by Tamara Allen (LGBT historical romance,) A Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (urban fantasy) Echoes by Laura K. Curtis (out 3/17, romantic suspense) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter… Read More What’s My Page Again?: February Reads
When The 100, based on the book of the same name by Kass Morgan, premiered midseason in spring 2014 I—like many others—was on post-apocalyptic teen angst overload. Though a longtime supporter of The CW network and its mixed bag of shows, I had a full belly of Hunger Games-eque dystopian fiction and mediocre sci-fi television… Read More The CW’s The 100 Knows How to Make It Count
Transmuted, by Karina Cooper, in stores today, sees the end of the St. Croix Chronicles, the tumultuous journey of collector (aka “bounty hunter”) and high-society outlier Cherry St. Croix through a steampunk Victorian London. I’ve been a fan of the series from the first book, Tarnished—which my former colleague and always-cohort Regina Small insisted I read—and… Read More Putting the Cherry on Top: Karina Cooper’s Transmuted
My last book post about 2014. Gasp. First, here’s what made my hot list in December: The Companion Contract by Solace Ames (out 2/9, erotic romance, e-book) Unfixable by Tessa Bailey (new adult contemporary romance, e-book) The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen (new adult LGBT contemporary romance, e-book) Radio Silence by Alyssa Cole (out… Read More Book Ends: December Reads and a Look Back