My Favorite Blogs

Happy Sunday, our weather has been great although I wish for cooler weather, hopefully that will come soon.  But for Florida we don’t see much of the cooler weather like my family does up North. How is your weather where you live? 

So this weekend was yard work, meal prepping and even got in a little reading and a little crafting. 

So today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite blogs that I follow. 

https://ludwigsbookreviews.wordpress.com/

https://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/

Mailbox Monday | a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued (wordpress.com)

Real Life Reading | “I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library” – Jorge Luis Borges

Socrates’ Book Reviews… (socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com)

Breaking the Spine

Taking On a World of Words | Homepage for fledgling writer Sam A. Stevens (wordpress.com)

Thanks for reading this weeks Favorite Blog.  Do you have favorite blogs, if so I will check them out.  I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

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Happy Saturday

So the last couple of months I have started following an Instagram story of a young lady who had lost a lot of weight with KETO.  If you have Instagram you can follow her at #low.car.love.  I love watching her stories and her sharing her Low Carb Recipes.  Let me tell you she has some great ones.  One of my favorite recipe that she did was  3 Ingredient Pasta.   If you love pasta and are trying to watch those carbs, then this one will be for you.  I made it and we loved it. I will be making it again.   I have Included her blog click the link at https://lowcarblove.com  she has some great recipes. 

Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cup full fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 large egg yolk
  • ½ a little less than teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Seasonings (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley 
  • ¼ teaspoon basil 
  • 5 chicken strips sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon butter or avocado oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder 
  • Sauce: 
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup almond milk 
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded provolone cheese 
  • ¼ cup grated Romano cheese 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add mozzarella cheese and xanthan gum to a large bowl and mix. Microwave for about a minute until the cheese melts.
  2. Quickly mix the cheese with a spatula.
  3. Add the egg yolk to the warm cheese, not hot. 
  4. Mix until dough forms. 
  5. Get out two pieces of parchment paper and sandwich the dough ball between them. 
  6. Roll out.
  7. Cut dough into pasta noodle strands.
  8. Put the pasta on a baking sheet, cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  9. When ready to cook, separate the strands.
  10. Add warm water to a large pot and boil on your stovetop. Once water is boiling, add pasta to it and cook for just 40 seconds to 1 minute.
  11. Wash pasta underwater room temperature water and shake off any excess water that is on it.
  12. Strain the pasta and plate. 
  13. In a pan. Add the chicken with either butter and or oil. 
  14. Season the chicken with seasonings. 
  15. Once fully cooked, remove the chicken and set it aside. 
  16. Make the sauce. 
  17. In a pot, add in heavy cream and butter. 
  18. Bring to a simmer oven medium heat. 
  19. Gradually add the cheeses. 
  20. Reduce heat to low, And continue to stir until cheese melted. 
  21. Add chicken once the sauce is ready. 
  22. Serve sauce over pasta. 

NUTRITION:

Nutrition per serving:

  • 7g Net Carbs 
  • 0g Fiber 
  • 8g Total Carbs 
  • 36g Protein 
  • 45g Fat 
  • 591 Calories 

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

Have a great weekend!

Childhood Favorite Books

Hello it’s Friday.  Party Party Time lol, I will be going home and relaxing with a good glass of wine and a book and I will be also sitting and scheduling some post for the upcoming week.  I thought this would be easier and I would enjoy more from the Little Corner on the web. So if you blog so plan out your posts, schedule them or just when you have the time?  I have started adding my post ideas to my planner, and I have printed out a monthly calendar and will be adding my post ideas there and starting to schedule those post in advance in my blog.  How do you plan your post?  I welcome your thoughts/comments

I have been reading since I was little girl and I have always loved reading.  As a child I loved reading the Hardy Boys Series By Franklin W. Dixon, Nancy Drew series, By Carolyn Keene Little House on the Prairie Series, By Laura Ingalls Wilder I was thankful that my Grandmother would have the next on in the series to read.  Another favorite childhood book was Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White which I think that I have read that over 100 times and even watched the movie.  And who can remember reading Are You There God? Its me, Margaret by Judy Blume. And then later in life I was introduce to Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling.  I also remember reading all the Dr. Seuss books to my younger brother.  And I am sure that I have plenty of more childhood favorite books. 

Thanks for reading this week’s Childhood Favorite on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? What are your favorite childhood books.   I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks

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HAPPY THURSDAY

Good Moring and Happy Thursday.

How has your week been going?  I hope that everyone is having a great week. 

I have followed this blog https://www.booklistqueen.com/ for a while and I can across her post call The Most- Anticipated September 2021 Book Releases.  

I am going to share with you the ones that I want to look for, even though September is just about over.

I have included the link to this blog so that you can check out her blog.  You won’t be disappointed. 

The Night She Disappeared

Lisa Jewell

Released September 7, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.

One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite area for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”

Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground?

With her signature “rich, dark, and intricately twisted” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Lisa Jewell has crafted a dazzling work of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page.

Rock Paper Scissors

Alice Feeney

Released September 7, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can’t recognize friends or family, or even his own wife.

Every anniversary the couple exchange traditional gifts–paper, cotton, pottery, tin–and each year Adam’s wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but they didn’t randomly win this trip. One of them is lying, and someone doesn’t want them to live happily ever after.

Ten years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. And an anniversary they will never forget.

Rock Paper Scissors is the latest exciting domestic thriller from the queen of the killer twist, New York Times bestselling author Alice Feeney.

Apples Never Fall

Lian Moriarty

Released September 14, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

The Delaney family love one another dearly—it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.

The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable?

The four Delaney children—Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke—were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon.

One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend. The Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted.

Later, when Joy goes missing, and Savannah is nowhere to be found, the police question the one person who remains: Stan. But for someone who claims to be innocent, he, like many spouses, seems to have a lot to hide. Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, two are not so sure—but as the two sides square off against each other in perhaps their biggest match ever, all of the Delaneys will start to reexamine their shared family history in a very new light. 

Welcome to Wednesday

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries. Happy Wednesday! Link up below or let us know what you got from the library in the comments

What I got from the library this week:

  1. Windsor Horne Lockwood III Win  – Harlan Coben

Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors — and the items stolen from her family were never recovered. 

Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects of note: a stolen Vermeer painting and a leather suitcase bearing the initials WHL3. For the first time in years, the authorities have a lead — not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case — with the suitcase and painting both pointing them toward one man.

Windsor Horne Lockwood III — or Win, as his few friends

call him — doesn’t know how his suitcase and his family’s stolen painting ended up with a dead man. But his interest is piqued, especially when the FBI tells him that the man who kidnapped his cousin was also behind an act of domestic terrorism — and that the conspirators may still be at large. The two cases have baffled the FBI for decades, but Win has three things the FBI doesn’t: a personal connection to the case; an ungodly fortune; and his own unique brand of justice. 

2 Hour of the Witch

A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul–plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life.

But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary’s garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows.

A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

#TopTenTuesday

Hello and welcome to my corner, its been awhile since I last posted,  but there has been so much going on in my life.  From health issues to family issues.  I had even thought about giving up this Book Blog, and I always come back to it.  I guess its my little corner of the web where I can go and just let everything go. 

So today I thought I would share my top ten TBR ‘s with you.

  1. Let The Right on in – John Ajvide Linqvist
  2. The Numbers Killer – Jenifer Ruff
  3. Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds
  4. Wildflower: A Tale of Transcendence – Dr. Teresa Van Woy
  5. Diary of Dumpster Puppy – Beverly Keil
  6. The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah
  7. EMP Day of Terror – James Hunt
  8. Rock Paper Scissors – Alice Feeney
  9. Little Secrets – Jennifer Hillier
  10. The Noise – James patterson

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018

Have you read any of my TBR or plan to. Let me know in the comment section, I would love to hear.

Mailbox Monday

Good Monday Moring, I hope that you all had a great weekend.  I had a great one, I even got time to do a little reading and crafting. 

So, I follow this blog called mailboxmonday, I enjoy reading what they are posting and what books they get in their mailboxes.  I really don’t get books in the mail, I usually order all of my as e-Books.   I guess that would count since its an email box.  LOL   I have included their blog, so that if you wanted you could check them out.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

https://mailboxmonday.wordpress.com/

So on their blog they had a section of books that caught their eye.  After reading about what books caught their eye.  I now have a longer list on my TBR List.  See below what books I have added to my TBR list.  I am going to check my local library in hopes that I can find them. 

Books on their Book Blog that Caught My Eye

The Woman at the Front  by Lecia Cornwall

A daring young woman risks everything to pursue a career as a doctor on the front lines in France during World War I, and learns the true meaning of hope, love, and resilience in the darkest of times.

When Eleanor Atherton graduates from medical school near the top of her class in 1917, she dreams of going overseas to help the wounded, but her ambition is thwarted at every turn. Eleanor’s parents insist she must give up medicine, marry a respectable man, and assume her proper place. While women might serve as ambulance drivers or nurses at the front, they cannot be physicians—that work is too dangerous and frightening.

Nevertheless, Eleanor is determined to make more of a contribution than sitting at home knitting for the troops. When an unexpected twist of fate sends Eleanor to the battlefields of France as the private doctor of a British peer, she seizes the opportunity for what it is—the chance to finally prove herself. But there’s a war on, and a casualty clearing station close to the front lines is an unforgiving place. Facing skeptical commanders who question her skills, scores of wounded men needing care, underhanded efforts by her family to bring her back home, and a blossoming romance, Eleanor must decide if she’s brave enough to break the rules, face her darkest fears, and take the chance to win the career—and the love—she’s always wanted.

Smokehouse  by Melissa Manning

Set in southern Tasmania, the linked stories in Smokehouse bring into focus a small community and capture those moments when life turns and one person becomes another. As we get to know these characters – a mother whose fresh start leads to a fractured future, a stonemason seeking connection, a woman grieving her adopted mother, a couple torn apart by their daughter’s drug addiction – we learn how their lives intersect, in various ways, across time and place.

So have you read any of these, if, yes what where you thoughts.

Happy Reading!

Rochelle

Week in Review

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Join in weekly, bi-weekly or for a monthly wrap up. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

This  post for the Sunday Post Meme hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer.  have been looking for new ways to interact with the book blogging community and I have been loving all

I have been so lazy with my blog lately, I have been looking for other ideas for it and I even thought of not doing it any more.  But here I am again, trying to keep it updated and even getting more readers to follow it.   I have been loving all of the new blogs that I have discovered due to blog memes and link ups. If you are new to my blog, I would love a follow.

Today is one of these perfect Sundays where the sun is shining although the humidity is high, and the last couple of days or I should say weeks, we have been getting those afternoon rain storms but we needed the rain.  And can you believe that we are already in August where did this year go.  I am still working on starting my Virtual Assistant Company, so I have been busy with research and looking into a website for this. I have started my website for this and it is taking me longer that I thought to build this website but it will be worth it.

Last Week On The Blog

Monday:  No Post
Tuesday:  First Chapter Tuesday
Wednesday:  August Release 2021 Thursday:  Library Loot

New Arrivals At One Girl and Book

No new arrivals this week

Have a great Sunday everyone, see you next week.

Happy Reading!!!!

Rochelle xoxo

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Speak No Evil by Sally Rigby

What happens when someone’s too scared to speak? 

Ex-police officer Sebastian Clifford had decided to limit his work as a private investigator, until Detective Constable Bird, aka Birdie, asks for his help.

Twelve months ago a young girl was abandoned on the streets of Market Harborough in shocking circumstances. Since then the child has barely spoken and with the police unable to trace her identity, they’ve given up.

The social services team in charge of the case worry that the child has an intellectual disability but Birdie and her aunt, who’s fostering the little girl, disagree and believe she’s gifted and intelligent, but something bad happened and she’s living in constant fear.

Clifford trusts Birdie’s instinct and together they work to find out who the girl is, so she can be freed from the past. But as secrets are uncovered, the pair realise it’s not just the child who’s in danger.

Speak No Evil is the second in the Detective Sebastian Clifford series. Perfect for readers of Faith Martin, Matt Brolly and Joy Ellis.

Absolution By:  Caro Ramsay

It’s been twenty years since Police Detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station-and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Daily, he’d watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she’d smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland.

Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he’s been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women-their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle-have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer. More gruesomely, the third victim will also have been violently disfigured when her body turns up in Whistler’s Lane, coincidentally (perhaps) the scene of an equally brutal murder four years earlier.

The face of another woman, though-a strikingly beautiful young woman, blonde-has taken hold of McAlpine’s consciousness, and soon the consequences of a case cold for two decades are commanding-and dangerously thwarting-the course of his team’s current, already desperate investigation.

As crimes in the present intersect with iniquities committed in the past, the mystery in this steely, piercing, psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme.

What’s in your library TBR pile. Have you ready any of the ones I have listed?

August Releases

So most of you that read by book blog know that I follow a blog called Ludwig’s Thrillers.  Let me tell you that he has done it again with 12 most Anticipated August Releases for 2021.  I am on the look for some of the great books that he has listed on his blog. 

Check out his blog, click on the link below to see what he had found,

https://ludwigsbookreviews.wordpress.com/2021/08/01/12-most-anticipated-august-releases-2021/

Here’s my list that I am hoping to get my hands on. 

⁃ The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

They went away as friends.
They came back as suspects.

Rachel and Jack. Paige and Noah. Will and Ali. Five friends who’ve known each other for years. And Ali, Will’s new fiancée.

The three couples travel to Portugal for Ali and Will’s destination wedding. Arriving at the gorgeous clifftop villa, the weekend away is a chance to relax and get to know Ali a little better. A newcomer to their group, she seems perfectly nice and Will seems happy after years of bad choices.

⁃ Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens

Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. . A teenage orphan, Hailey lives with her aunt and uncle, the most feared police officer in town, who uses his badge to control her. Desperate to escape she vanishes into the mountains, never anticipating that everyone will think she’s been taken by the murderer. 

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek. Estranged from her parents and seeking closure, Beth takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as her sister Amber did before she became the most recent victim of the highway killer. Beth’s search for answers about Amber’s death puts a tar­get on her back – and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance . . .

⁃ The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding

Thomas and Viv Adler are the envy of their neighbors: attractive, successful, with well-mannered children and a beautifully restored home. 

Until one morning, when they wake up to find their porch has been pelted with eggs. It’s a prank, Thomas insists; the work of a few out-of-control kids. But when a smoke bomb is tossed on their front lawn, and their car’s tires are punctured, the family begins to worry. Surveillance cameras show nothing but grainy images of shadowy figures in hoodies. And the police dismiss the attacks, insisting they’re just the work of bored teenagers. Unable to identify the perpetrators, the Adlers are helpless as the assaults escalate into violence, and worse. And each new violation brings with it a growing fear. Because everyone in the Adler family is keeping a secret—not just from the outside world, but from each other. And secrets can be very dangerous….