Beloved by Toni Morrison Review

Beloved is not a book I would normally pick up. I was gifted it through a Halloween swap on Litsy. I am glad I received it because it proves if you pick up something out of your comfort zone you might actually like it.

This story follows Sethe, an escaped slave who settles in Ohio with her mother-in-law. Eighteen years later she still has horrible memories of Sweet Home, the farm she once worked on. If that isn’t enough to deal with her new home is haunted by the ghost of her nameless baby. All that was engraved on her tombstone was Beloved.

I was horrified by this story. It is brutal. It is a hard book to read. But that is the point. Going through Sethe’s memories was heart wrenching. Slowly we find out why her baby died. When it was revealed my heart stopped.

This is the most horrifying novel I have ever read and it’s not technically even categorized as horror. Toni Morrison’s writing is brilliant. She makes you experience memories that aren’t even yours. I believe this is a book that everyone should read. It is ground shaking.

Recipe Taste Test: Blog Edition No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful treat-filled day. I decided to try out a new recipe to take to my family’s house today. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. How can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?

I found this No Bake Peanut Butter Cup on www.spicysouthernkitchen.com. The name of the blog alone drew me in. It is beautifully laid out and has so many tasty things I want to try. This pie was super simple. In less than ten minutes I had a perfect Thanksgiving dessert ready to go. It does say in the recipe to make it at least two hours before serving. I made mine last night. The filling had cream cheese, whipped cream, peanut butter, and chopped peanut butter cups. It is delectable. It is so rich and creamy. It is everything I could ask from a pie. Too bad it’s not low-calorie, hahaha.