Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in Canada today and this year we’re giving thanks with a completely vegetarian meal, the first time I’ve tried this! Since no one was interested in pumpkin pie this year, I adapted a recipe for Vanilla Bean cake for our dessert. The recipe called for salted caramel sauce, which I love, but it felt to rich and heavy for the end of our meal. So I made a lemon glaze instead.

Lemon glaze brightens up a rich vanilla bean cake

Bookish News

Last week Lucy & Dee The Silk Road went up on NetGalley for advance readers to read and review. It’s a free service and for a limited time, you can download a complimentary copy of the book.

Just click on the widget and it will take you straight there.

It’s getting close to the holiday season and we’re all being advised to order our gift book early because…supply chain issues. If you’re looking for some good ideas, LitHub has this selection of the best reviewed books of the week.

I love epistolary novels, narratives composed solely or mainly of letters. Two particular favourites have been The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and Gone With the Windsors, by Laurie Graham. Sarah Rahman talks about how she fell in love with epistolary novels in this article and gives some wonderful examples and recommendations.

What I’m Reading Now

A delightful fall read for getting you into the Halloween spirit! This fast read is a magical fantasy about witches and wine and it doesn’t get much better than that! Romance, suspense and vengeance, oh my!

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