• Cast Photo Downton Abbey Movie
    Bianca B,  TV & Movies

    Downton Abbey Movie

    The Downton Abbey Movie is in theaters September 19, 2019. I considered taking the day off of work in celebration of this long-awaited movie. But, my girlfriend snagged us sneak preview tickets to see see the Downton Abbey Movie last week, and I LOVED it! Didn’t see the Downton Abbey TV show? Never fear! Before the movie begins, Phyllis Logan and Jim Carter (who play Mrs. Hughes, the Housekeeper and Mr. Carson, the Butler) give a CliffNotes summary of the entire show. Downton Abbey, aired for six seasons from 2010-2015, so there is a lot of drama to cover in under 10 minutes! via GIPHY This afternoon, my colleague mentioned…

  • In the Vines by Shannon Kirk Book Cover Review
    Bianca B,  Books,  Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    In The Vines by Shannon Kirk

    A family estranged, long-kept secrets, and a woman unwittingly searching for answers are woven together in this coastal thriller. In The Vines by Shannon Kirk is a unique thriller. A LIVING NIGHTMARE An enraged woman wields a hatchet in search of Mop (Mary Olivia Pentecost). She threatens to kill anyone who crosses her path for vengeance. Shannon Kirk immediately draws us into Mop’s hiding place, and her struggle to balance fear with pain and the will to survive. The story unfolds alternating between the voices of Mop and her Aunty Liv. Descendants of a prestigious New England family, these women have large estates and political power – think the Kennedys,…

  • Book Review Gretchen by Shannon Kirk
    Bianca B,  Fiction,  Mysteries & Thrillers

    Gretchen by Shannon Kirk Book Review

    Gretchen by Shannon Kirk A mother running from her past, her daughter unsure what or who they’re running from. Together they land at an eerie property where long-kept secrets dare to be exposed. LIFE ON THE RUN Eleven different states over the past 13 years, means Lucy is a teenager who knows no single place as home. Mother has kept them on the run for as long as she can remember, forcing them to move at a moment’s notice, take on aliases, and pick up cash stashed in random cities. Mother is hiding something. The terror of being separated from Lucy is palpable, and maybe that’s why she rarely allows…

  • An Arabian Journey by Levison Wood Book Review Netgalley
    Bianca B,  Books,  Non-Fiction

    An Arabian Journey by Levison Wood Book Review

    An Arabian Journey by Levison Wood Book Review The lowdown from Goodreads Publication Date February 5, 2019 Following in the footsteps of famed explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer Levison Wood brings us along on his most complex expedition yet: a circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Starting in September 2017 in a city in Northern Syria, a stone’s throw away from Turkey and amidst the deadliest war of the twenty-first century, Wood set forth on a 5,000-mile trek through the most contested region on the planet. He moved through the Middle East for six months, from ISIS-occupied Iraq through Kuwait and along the jagged coastlines…

  • Patriotism Through Election Cake Food Wander Really Into This
    Baking,  Bianca B,  Recipes

    Patriotism Through Election Cake

    Patriotism Through Election Cake I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Election Day than with a cake. Though, any day involving cake is reason for celebration. Today’s adventure takes us back to the 1700s, where the drama of patriotism and politics resulted in dessert bribes. It is said that Election Cakes were baked and sold only to those who voted a straight ticket. I’d like to think that today we’ve moved beyond cake rewards, but it would definitely have influenced my seven-year old self. A yeasted loaf cake filled with spices and dried fruit, they were often spiked with Madeira wine and brandy. The alcohol served to preserve the cake…

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