Rock Hard and Rearing to Go.

OMG. You guys, I think I have a thing for befanged grey men. First, it was Brishen in Radiance  by Grace Draven, and now? Daarik from Exile by Colleen Vanderlinden. Maybe I have a statue fetish I’ve not explored? Something about their stoney grace? I have a feeling I know who’s next… It’s the obvious first step into the … Read more…

vegan mapo tofu

True Life: My Bookshelves Are a Shitshow.

(Two things before we get into the meat of the post, 1: all links are affiliate links when they link to Amazon. 2: The Vegan MaPo Tofu at the end is the yummiest ever, and that’s not hyperbole.) “Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.” ― Robert Southey Ok, I … Read more…

Perfect Bubble Tea

I Only Have Ghost Eyes For You.

Today’s post includes my children’s two favorite things: Chinese mythology and the Perfect Bubble Tea. My children, The Captain and The Peanut are 50% Chinese. When I first started buying books for them, I looked for books about that huge piece of their heritage, because, let’s face it, it’s not like the white narrative is … Read more…

delicious vegan blueberry mojito cheesecake

It’s Friday, I’m in Love.

I keep telling myself that it’s the end of the week, but it being summer, and me working from home, EVERY DAY IS EVERY DAY. There’s no delineation between one day and the next. But, I bake on Thursday nights if it’s cool enough, so, I do look forward to it. This is because on Friday … Read more…

Life Changing Books on Reader/Eater

Lady in Red.

(read on for foolproof falafel and white sauce!) The Reading: I fully admit that I belong to a fandom or two. I have read and could re-read everything Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Hunter, Octavia Butler, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Daphne duMaurier…and on and on–have written. I never tire … Read more…