Cried while driving 2 days in a row while listening to this one. I liked it more than The Hate U Give.
I wanted to love this one but it felt like a lot was cut out. Like, a LOT.
So this cannot be substituted for regular whipped cream, but it‘s good in a different way. Probably better suited to fruit desserts. I love this book and am gonna need to buy a copy since the library wanted theirs back.
Loving this so far but I had to take a break because I‘m crying and the lump in my throat hurts too much.
This is a library copy and I know I‘m gonna need to buy my own; only halfway through and several times already I‘ve wanted to break out a highlighter or fold down a page.
I liked it, but I think I would have liked it more if I didn‘t already get the bulk of the information from her Happier podcast.
I loved the premise: falling in love with an anonymous pen pal, sneaking notes, fun stuff! But I was bored. I liked the 3rd quarter the best, when they didn‘t know that the other knew. Once they revealed themselves to each other I got bored again.
And listening to song lyrics being read rather than sung is the worst 👎🏽
I think I liked it better than the movie? But I‘m not sure how much I would have liked it if I hadn‘t seen the movie first. I kind of liked that Book!Peter starts off as kind of a jerk. I like watching characters grow. And apparently I need to expand my vocabulary beyond “like” and “kind of” 😜
Lots of pretty pictures, but not a whole lot I want to try. She likes to use things w a licorice flavor: anise, tarragon, caraway, Pernod, licorice powder...not for me. These Eggs in Crispy Potato Skins look good, though.
Made the potato soup, fatayar (meat pie type thing), and ricotta pancakes. All 3 were fine/good. Not super impressed. I think I‘m done with this cookbook.
The salad and dessert sections look particularly good
@daniwithtea was right; I definitely liked this one better than Kitchen Confidential, which was written 10 years prior. I found it more interesting, and I liked that the ending was kind of an apology for the 1st book.
Never got around to reading my paper copy, but the audio version was pretty good company in the car. I liked it enough to download his 2nd book.
My 1st book since getting stuck reading Love, Simon fanfic for the past 2 months.
Romance wasn‘t a big part of this story which makes sense since they‘re anticipating their death. Lots of sweet and funny moments. Mateo is a really special kid 💖 But really, I NEEDED an epilogue. (photo taken from Hypable)
The cover doesn‘t match the story at all. The story has a kind of pretty, feminine thing going on, amidst the protagonist‘s insecurities. Cameos from Abby, Nick, and Simon from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. I‘m still obsessed with Movie Simon and Book Blue 💖
Watched the movie 3x this past weekend and then immediately read/listened to the book. Seems like it would be a light read but what an emotional roller coaster! I thought the book was funnier, sweeter, more romantic, and less cringy than the movie. And I loved the movie.
The movie tie-in edition of the book has an interview with the author, movie director, and actor Nick Robinson (Simon).
Read by the author which kind of works in this case since she‘s a performer. Audiobook had lots of fun ad libs, but I still found myself spacing out at times. I also downloaded the ebook so I could see the pictures.
Hated the ending 👎🏽 SPOILER: I can accept death as an ending, but I need it to be hopeful and this one wasn‘t hopeful enough. I needed to know what happened to Sam‘s friends and family and Juliet.
I wanted to love the instructional section that takes up the 1st half of the book, but it was very wordy and a chore to get through. Love the 2nd half with the recipes. Best Caesar dressing I‘ve ever had!
Lovely midwestern family stories based around food. I liked parts 1 and 3 best which were about the author‘s immediate family. Part 2, which centered on her grandparents, had some sweet stories but I found myself tuning out a lot.
Had been looking forward to reading this one for a while (her Caesar salad is named Julia‘s Caesar 😂) so maybe my level of excitement was too high. I liked it, but not as much as I had anticipated.
The Broiled Anything with Garlic and Parsley Butter was good, but the Rice Pilaf with Roasted Cabbage was only ok (maybe I don‘t like saffron?). Will try her Kinda Sorta Patas Bravas tomorrow night.
I love these girls and it was hard to listen to them going through their hardships. But I know that the next book will be even tougher 💔
Funny modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I don‘t love the whole stripper storyline but Belle and Beast were wonderful characters 💖
Modern retelling of Cinderella. I didn‘t love the main characters. And I had a hard time getting on board w the stripping. I kept think that if it was me I‘d try to get a job at Safeway or Starbucks or anywhere before resorting to stripping. But then again I‘ve got body issues. I did like meeting Belle and Ariel and have high hopes for their stories 😊
The Real World in San Francisco was my favorite season ❤️ I loved seeing pieces of it from Judd‘s point of view
-Why did our friendship work? Because we liked candy ring pops.
-Because we liked sitting on rocks watching pelicans.
-Because we liked taking goofy pictures.
- But mostly because we weren‘t really the stereotypes our backgrounds or TV made us out to be. We were more. And we saw that in each other.
I love Amy Thielen but there‘s not much in here I‘d want to make besides the homemade cottage cheese and Chocolate Lazy-Daisy Sheet Cake described as sharing a “resemblance with German chocolate cake...the coconut caramel saturates the top inch beneath the crispy topping” 🐽🐽🐽