A small selection of posts that I have enjoyed over the last few days that you might like to read in full.
The first post today is Diana Wallace Peach’s book review update part two for January with her recommended books..
Now that I’m writing again, my reading has dropped off. *Sigh*
January book reviews include my 4 and 5 star reads of paranormal fiction, a vampire anthology, Gothic anthology, and YA fantasy! I hope you enjoy the browse.
The Light by Marcia Meara
I could read a book about 11-year-old Rabbit navel-gazing and be entertained. I’m in love with this character and as long as he’s in the story, I’m satisfied. Once again, Rabbit is using his gift of “sight” to solve murders and heal old wounds. In this book, one of the Brown Mountain lights is different from the rest. It’s full of sadness, and Rabbit wants to find out why.
This story has less violence and minimal danger compare to the previous books in the series, and though Rabbit solves the mystery, the more dire consequences unfold on their own. In this read, the focus has shifted somewhat to Rabbit’s expanding “family” as he spreads around his good will and makes connections with other good people. There’s a sweetness to this story and to these characters, and that’s not a bad thing.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Rabbit’s journey and happily recommend Meara’s Wake Robin Ridge series to fans of paranormal fiction, addictive characters, and expert writing. I will miss this little guy. A solid five-star read.
Read Diana’s reviews for The Vampire Connoisseur (anthology – multiple authors) and her other January reads part two: Diana Wallace Peach – January Book Reviews Part II
The next post is from Carol Taylor from her series Meatless Mondays.. some amazing recipes for all the family and today a delicious soup and salad.
Meatless Monday…Week 5…Spicy lentil soup with crispy shallots and a Thai Pomelo Salad…
Why Meatless Mondays?…
Lots of reasons but healthwise I know we should eat more plant-based meals not only for our health but for the environment…But there is so much information out there that to read, test and digest it takes a while …I have decided to do it in stages as to me it should be a permanent commitment and I wish to find some tasty dishes which are equal in taste to what I normally cook for my family.
Introducing more plant-based meals into your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight if you have some weight to lose then adding more plant-based meals has the benefit of removing foods from your diet which cause weight gain.
Plants are high in fibre…this means by introducing more plant-based recipes to your diet that the health of your gut improves so you are better able to absorb the nutrients from your food… you will be eating foods that support your immune system and reduce inflammation.
Fibre can lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar and it’s great for good bowel management…
For the next few weeks, I will be cooking with lentils…I will admit I don’t use lentils as much as I should…Why? I don’t have a pressure cooker I cook the traditional way and not always successfully…This time I am making a determined effort to use the correct lentils for the recipes
Lentils…like beans, lentils come in all colours red, green, brown, orange they are very versatile and are a little nutrient powerhouse…
Head over to Carol’s to find out more about this lovely recipe: Meatless Monday…Week 5…Spicy lentil soup with crispy shallots and a Thai Pomelo Salad…
The final post today is from Marcia Meara and is her Monday post last week.. something to make you smile.
Funny Similes & Metaphors
- Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
- His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
- He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
- She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
Head over to read the other hilarious similes and metaphors: Monday Blogs Marcia Meara
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to enjoy these posts in full .. thanks Sally.