As I anticipated, maternity leave has given me a lot of time to read – you know, Kindle in one hand while breastfeeding baby in the other. And through many a bleary-eyed night, these books have given me a little entertainment, joy and inspiration.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Both were incredibly quick reads with a bit of a thriller/mystery component. And both books were so fun I was a little let down when they were over. Most of the Liane Moriarty books would make great beach reads, actually.
Dear Laura and Emily,
It’s a chilly, blustery day here in Denver with blowing snow. Brrrr. I’m finding every excuse to stand in front of the oven all day, and so far I’ve made a batch of granola and a loaf of banana bread. Before I try my hand at baking whole wheat bread (from the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook), I’m going to whip up a batch of my Dad’s meatballs. These are among my ultimate cold weather comfort foods.
So I went to visit Em in sunny California a few weekends ago. I am starting to think I’m at least 20% Californian at heart. For reasons like this.