In Japan, hot pot cooking is called nabemono, or nabe, and cooked in donabe, traditional clay pots. Comforting, healthy, affordable, easy, and quick—especially when you make your broth bases in advance—these satisfying one-pot meals can be customized for anyone (including kids!). Continue reading “Review: Simply Hot Pots”
Things have gotten a little nuts here at home lately and I haven’t been able to keep up with the weekly memes. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. *crosses fingers* Continue reading “Weekly Update”
Although I’m failing most epically in the January Jam Jar Challenge, I’m all in for Kathy @ Books and Munches February challenge. February means fantasy and paranormal and that sounds perfect to me! You can see all the details here. Continue reading “February Challenge: Fantastic February”
The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge is hosted by Long and Short Reviews. This week’s topic is: Books that Need a Prequel.
Okay, so I’ve been thinking about this and have pretty much come up dry. I think that, because I read so many series, that most of my questions and curiosities are answered by the time a few books have been published. However, there are a few that I’m still wondering about.
The Hunger Games and Divergent.
I’m lumping these two together for the same reason. While later books in the series go into some detail about how Tris and Katniss wound up in these dysfunctional, dystopian societies, it wasn’t enough for me. I love history and I would have given my big toe for a historical sort of prequel that told me exactly how all this happened, and not in just one info dump either.
I know that J. K. Rowling is attempting to give us some kind of prequel, but what I want is a Marauders prequel. Give me James and Lilly and Sirius and even Snape. I think it’d be interesting to see what Hogwarts was like before Voldemort.
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
How did Cincinnati wind up like this? What exactly was The Turn? I haven’t completely finished the series yet, I think I have one or two books left, but I’m really interested in how this all came to be. This is similar to my first comment, however the world that Rachel Morgan lives in isn’t dystopian just… different. And hey, if I could have a sidekick like Jenks, I’d be all over it.
Those are all I can come up with today, but I’m sure there are more. What about you? What books do you wish there was a prequel for?
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly. Continue reading “Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen”