Happy Friday, Bookworms.
Although my previous post about the library went up this morning, it was actually supposed to be yesterday’s post. I was having trouble getting it to successfully upload last night.
Seeing as how it’s Friday, I couldn’t not post an official wine-book-dessert post. So I suppose it’s a two-for-one.
All bookworms love a beautiful cover and The Guest House by Sarah Blake definitely falls in to this category. It was also bought for one dollar from the library sale shelves, so it’s a thrifty beauty as well.
This is a new release (May 2019) and it caught me off guard to see it on those shelves. It’s not an ARC, so someone paid a lot more than a dollar for this book, read it, and then donated it. I’m not complaining, I’m just always amazed when I find such a treasure. Since I haven’t read it yet, the Amazon synopsis is below:
• No. It is a simple word uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations. For while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir.
In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does.
So much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine. Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth •
Sounds good, doesn’t it? A family drama and also, Maine. Having a book that takes a place there is going to take my attention right to it.
So the sweet shiraz by Jam Jar is no surprise, it’s actually a staple for me and also this blog, especially on Friday.
The dessert is my version of no-bake cookies. They are a peanut butter base, instead of using rolled oats (oats aren’t bad, they are high in fiber, but they are also high in carbs and I eat low carb) I use unsweetened coconut pieces. I then drizzled dark chocolate over them.
So there you have it-a book, some wine, and also some dessert.
“Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.”
– Italo Calvino