Today I got an exciting post to share with you! Last year, my boyfriend and I attempted to follow a few recipes to get to the perfect Butterbeer made with actual beer. Our first attempt became very buttery and oily and was difficult to swallow after a while – but this year we’re back at it, with a different recipe. While we read some amazing recipe ideas, we decided in the end to go for an adapted version of this Best Butterbeer Ever Recipe.
I have tried the one from Universal Studios, which tasted more like melted vanilla ice cream and, unsurprisingly, was non-alcoholic. We decided to make an adult version with actual beer!
Genres: Classic fiction
Goodreads / Amazon / Skoob
Trying to review a classic is always a dramatic thing: the book normally becomes a classic when a lot of high schoolers have dissected the text a bunch of times and are sick of it. Reviewing The Great Gatsby required me to watch the Leonardo DiCaprio movie (what a terrible sacrifice) and read analyses and reviews online to help structure my thoughts.
The Great Gatsby is two stories in one: the story of Gatsby and Daisy’s love affair during the roaring twenties, told through the eyes of Nick, and also the story of the decaying American Dream. Continue reading
Alex @ Coffee Loving Bookoholic has tagged me on this very nice and cozy tag, and I for once didn’t take 3 months to answer a tag! *cheers, ignoring the 15 tags awaiting on my WordPress drafts* If you don’t know Alex, she’s one of the sweetest, most positive and funniest people ever! Thanks for much for the tag, Alex!!
The original tag was created by Sam, you can see her channel here!
1) Crunching leaves: the world is full of color – choose a book that has reds/oranges/yellows on the cover
A Court of Thorns and Roses has a lovely Fall-looking cover! I love this cover the most out of the whole trilogy – so dark and mysterious and gorgeous! Continue reading
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBTQ+
Add it to your TBR: Goodreads / Amazon US
History is All You Left Me is so heartbreaking. There is no other word to describe it. It follows Griffin as he tries to make sense of the death of his ex-boyfriend Theo. Although they broke up a while ago, Griff always believed in the end they would be together, and the accidental death of Theo comes to him as a shock. As his OCD gets worse and memories keep overwhelming him, Griff sinks deeper into self-destruction mode, and needs to find a way to heal. Continue reading
I have realized that I neither have the time nor do I want to write entire reviews for all books I read this October, and although some of these will have entire reviews coming up or already posted, for some of them I will not really dedicate an entire post to, for one reason or another. I think some of my reviews start sounding bland and the same if I write too many, so I have decided to write shortly about what I read this past month!
October was a productive month reading-wise for me due to my health issues demanding that I take a break from work for now, and many of these books impressed me so much! I ended up reading 19 books, so yeah… buckle up, it’s a long post, but I kept the reviews short!
A Court of Thorns and Roses
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This book was such a surprise for me! I picked it up after so many people suggesting I read this, and it was such a deliciously dark, addictive fantasy-romance novel, I was sucked right into the world and loved it very much! While many aspects of the romance bothered me (which is why I didn’t give it 5 stars), I enjoyed the book overall, especially the last 50 pages, where it gets really dark and gruesome! I have a review of this one and the other two books of the series here. Continue reading