3 Book Reviews in One Post? Awe Yisss.

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So last night before “the night the lights went out in Georgia” *Julia from Designing Women’s voice* last night (well to me it is) I wrote three book reviews and I thought, Instead of doing them seperately, how about I just do all three in one post? So that’s what you’re going to get today, and I hope you enjoy them.

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So this was my first Agatha Christie Miss Marple novel and let me say, this book was different than any other novel I’ve read. First off, it was funny at some parts, and secondly, it had me thinking, challenging me to figure out who did it-I was even thinking that the drug in Heather Babcock’s drink was weed once (and I actually ran with that before I realized that someone roofied her, and thus the silly notion of someone slipping some weed in a drink was crushed, though that would be honestly weird and funny for someone to do that) but for the intended victim, Marina Gregg, to go completely crazy and actually do all those things to those pour people (Giesuppe getting shot, Elia Zelinsky dying while taking medicine, sending those horrible notes to herself-like why) and also is completely paranoid about everything to the point that she had to go to an aslyum for treatment because of many things:

1.) She wanted a child of her very own, so she adopted some and tried with her husband (#2 I believe it was) until she finally had one of her own; but thanks to German measles she had developed earlier in the pregnancy, the child turned out to be mentally challenged.

2.) Marina Gregg is insane enough that once someone dies at her own housewarming (or house show), that before the murder actually happened, she had a look on her face when she stared at a painting of a mother being happy with her child, reminding her that she cannot have a child of her own, driving her to insanity and then her saddened death (took a bunch of sleeping pills, which I think she just killed herself because she couldn’t take it anymore)

And her husband…Jason Rudd, poor man…he watched over her, watched her go insane and wanted to take her out of the country to protect her, to keep her away from the one that’s tormenting her (which was herself, of course-well it looked like it to me). And I also found it weird that Heather actually spilled her drink all over herself, like she really wanted to do it and not by accident.

I actually enjoyed myself reading this book and I want to read more Agatha Christie novels real soon. Also, Marina Gregg reminded me of Niklaus Mikealson from The Originals with his paranoia, but all except his just went to the extreme while Marina’s was getting close to getting extreme.

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How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits by Anne Berest

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ever since this book came out, I’ve always wanted to read it. Now that I’ve read it I actually enjoyed reading it. It was witty, made me laugh a couple times, got me thinking about some of the points in the book, and also keep some advice in mind. How to be Parisian Wherever You Are gives examples of how the Parisian lives, have parties, fall in love, their style and how they spend a day.

It also have little recipes that the Parisian has in her repertoire, like Lemon Chicken, crepes, and Ile Flottante (Floating Island) and they all sound delicious. The book also mentions style, like What You Won’t Find in Her Closet, Au Naturel, and A Mother With Flaws and other things Parisian that makes me want to actually go to Paris one of these days when I have the money to do so…or I’ll find a rich man to take me (har de har). But it does make a girl dream, doesn’t it?

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The Best of Thanksgiving (Williams-Sonoma): Recipes and Inspiration for a Festive Holiday Meal by Williams-Sonoma

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brace yourselves: Thanksgiving is coming….(a week from now, actually)

On Thursday, November 23, everyone will come to the dinner table surrounded by friends and family and eat a great dinner, either at the grandparents’ house or having a Friendsgiving, bringing the wine and the foods that you made at home, and not going shopping on Black Friday (even though I must admit the prices are really good on Black Friday, but I digress…) that starts on Thanksgiving, but thank god all stores will be closed when Thanksgiving arrives and then people can eat, be with their families, and have fun.

With The Best of Thanksgiving, Williams-Sonoma brings the forgotten (I say forgotten because it’s becoming a forgotten holiday…like WTF y’all) holiday back with great dishes, pictures of food that’ll make many foodie drool and make your stomach growl (mine did each time I looked at the recipes and the photos) and makes you want to make some (or all) of these dishes for Thanksgiving.

The cookbook is broken down into thirteen sections for you to read and devour over-from recipes for Boozy Ice Cream, Classic Roasted Turkey, Corn Bread Stuffing with Apple, Ham and Fennel, Mash Potatoes with Herb-Infused Cream and to top it all off, a Apple Crumb Pie. And with that turkey and stuffing you got your cranberry sause and your Turkey gravy complele with drinks (wine for grown folks, coke and kool-aid for the kids-mostly kool-aid) your Thanksgiving meal is complete. I even wrote down a couple recipes from this book and now I really wanna make them and try them one day, see if they’re really good (or just one day buy the actual book) and also recreate the table settings in the book, including the cover because I would be there with a bunch of my friends or people dead or alive that I would have Thanksgiving with…like Vox Machina (the whole cast) and Daenerys Targaryen…also Tessa, Will and Jem…oh and I can’t forget Magnus and Alec, and of course, Mr. Mayonnaise himself, Stephen Amell (because his twitter is hilarious and it makes me laugh so much) and some others (yep it’ll be a big table).

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