Book Review: Untangling My Chopsticks

As Japan is only days away for us, it made sense for the next book I ready to be about Japan. Since I’m also a big foodie and love to experiment in the kitchen, I chose to read Untangling my Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto by Victoria Abbott Riccardi – a retelling of her stay in Kyoto studying the art of tea kaiseki.

Now I’m both even more excited for Japan and very hungry for it too…

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Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

It took me and Ed a while to see Pitch Perfect. In fact, it wasn’t until after the second was out that we watched it – it wasn’t until we’d seen the second one that we watched the original. But once we did, we loved it.

And once we did, we became huge fans of Anna Kendrick.

I often jokingly call her my spirit animal, and I admire a) her kookiness and b) her openness about being so kooky. Her tweets are basically thoughts Ed and I have all the time, but only she is brave enough to share them. She is someone we can’t help but love because she comes off as so real.

Not just human – but one of us. Those people who were always the odd ones out, liked the different and weirder stuff, had an odd sense of humour and and even odd-er line of thinking. One of those people who spent their life asking “am I normal” and yet came to decide that normal wasn’t fun, and wasn’t really them. Definitely relatable for people like me and Ed.

So of course I started off my reading challenge with her new book, Scrappy Little Nobody.

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Reading Challenge 2017

It’s a new year, and for us that means a new reading challenge!

A few of you might remember our announcement of a similar thing last year. We… well, didn’t do great. A lot of things – notably, the wedding! – conspired against our ambition to get back into reading in a big way.

But, a new year, us already more on top of our goals and plans, and a couple twelve-hour flights coming up?  Bring it on.

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