4 stars · Nonfiction

Nonfiction: One Dish Vegan Cookbook

First of all, there are no pictures in this cookbook. At all. Not one besides the cover. That was a big disappointment right off the bat. That said, there are still some great recipes in here.

There are a number of sections: soups, salads, chili, stir fries, pastas (and sauce), and oven bakes. Most recipes are made in one pot, but in some cases the base (like rice or pasta) is made on the side.  Continue reading “Nonfiction: One Dish Vegan Cookbook”

4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: The Diabolic 1 & 2 by S.J. Kincaid

Book 1: Published Nov 1st, 2016; 416 pages

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a creature trained from birth to be a guard and protector for her owner Sidonia. When Sidonia is summoned to the capital as a war prisoner, the family sets out to find a way to send Nemesis in her place. Continue reading “Review: The Diabolic 1 & 2 by S.J. Kincaid”

4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann

Published Nov 22nd, 2016; 435 pages

(The sequel was just published Jan 9, 2018. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m super excited!)

I loved this book! Taking place in the future where the world’s problems are solved, including death, scythes were formed to keep overpopulation at bay. But while corruption in the world is no longer an issue, factions of belief have started to rise in the scythedom.  Continue reading “Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann”

4 stars · Contemporary · Young Adult

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I first watched the Netflix show and was blown away. It felt so very real, and I knew I had to experience the book.

This is about a girl who commits suicide, and leaves tapes for those who affected her to hear her premeditated plans after she’s gone. Many people don’t like it, and I understand why. Continue reading “Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher”

4 stars · Nonfiction

Nonfiction: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

while this book definitely had some great tips, and there are many pages I marked for future reference, it still wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

I’m finding that there is currently very little information about the middle ground of zero waste, and how to transition certain things. There’s the basics, like using reusable grocery and produce bags, recycling, and trying to avoid single use plastic, to the other drastic end of containing all your trash ina tiny mason jar.

This book definitely had much more useful middle ground transition tips than I’ve found elsewhere, but if anyone else knows any other great resources I’m all ears.

4 stars · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: City of Glass (#3) by Cassandra Clare

published 2009; 541 pages

Plot Summary from Goodreads:

“To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.” Continue reading “Mini Review: City of Glass (#3) by Cassandra Clare”