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My Favorite Snacks to Eat While I Read

snacks

A good book is not complete without snacks. There are so many good options out there. My personal favorite combination right now is peppermint tea, tortilla chips, and Ghirardelli peppermint bark. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite snack recipes that don’t take long so you can get back to your book.

Puppy Chow

  • 9 Cups of Corn Chex
  • 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of butter
  • 1 Cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups of powdered sugar

Melt chocolate chips, butter, peanut butter on low until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Then coat Chex in this mixture. Move mixture into a large Ziploc bag and add powdered sugar. Shake until coated. At this point I am supposed to say let the mixture cool and dry on a piece of wax paper. However, I eat it as soon as its mixed up. I have no self control. This stuff is addictive.

Another favorite of mine is ranch popcorn. It is super simple. Pop a bag of popcorn like normal. As soon is it is finished sprinkle a half a packet of ranch dressing mix and shake to combine.

Those are a few of my favorite snacks. Tell me in the comments what some of your favorite snacks are!


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My Bookmark Collection

I have always been a reader. However, I have not always been a bookmark lover. I would just use pieces of paper, receipts, etc to mark my page. Then I was introduced to magnetic bookmarks. I was gifted a set for Christmas by my sister-in-law and I love them. They are worn out so they are not longer in my collection. I need to purchase more magnetic ones. I love looking t other people’s bookmark collections so I thought I would share mine at the current time. Unfortunately, my cat has killed a few of my bookmarks these are the ones that have survived.

From left to right:

The first two are wooden bookmarks I received in The Bookish Box advent calendar. I love them but I don’t use them. I want to keep them forever.

The next white one is from a Litsy friend in a bookmark swap.

One of my favorites is next. I purchased it at a local Anime convention. The artist is Jiiri and you can find her @jiiriart on Instagram.

Lastly, the next one came from Book Depository and I thought it was adorable.

From Left to Right:

My husband knows me so well. He hung the first two from our Christmas tree like ornaments. They were there on Christmas morning when we opened gifts. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books so that one is a classic. The second one describes my favorite things.

I received the next one from a Halloween Litsy swap. I use it year round. It is adorable.

The last three are also from Litsy Swaps. As you can tell I really love the swaps. I have several more from Litsy that are tucked away in storage right now.

I hope you enjoy. In the comments let me know if you have any bookmark favorites.

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The Summer of Guinevere by John Madormo

The Summer of Guinevere

Since this is marketed as romance, I was not sure that I would enjoy it. Being set in the past is the only thing that hooked me into reading this. When I jumped into it I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I devoured it in one day.

The Summer of Guinevere follows Paulie Passero in the last weeks of summer before his Junior year. When his father finds out that his mother, who disowned him twenty years earlier, is dying they set out on a road trip. Paulie doesn’t understand why he has to go. The prospect of driving from Chicago to the small town his father grew up in is the only thing that interests him. At first, Paulie is bored by small town life until he meets Guinevere Thompson. He wants to get to know her despite the warning that her father and brothers are dangerous. Paulie gets wrapped up in her life and wants to help her escape her abusive father.

My Thoughts on The Summer of Guinevere

This is a great coming of age story. Paulie gains confidence in himself through events of the story. He learns to speak to girls and handle tough situations through Guinevere. Another important character is Uncle Buddy. He helps Paulie gain interest in reading and current events. He motivates him to do his best in school. I think Buddy played more of an important role than Guinevere. He helped Paulie learn to stand on his own two feet. I will say I did not like Paulie’s father. He was less than helpful with the Guinevere situation and he didn’t really encourage Paulie in anyway.

The romance was cute and I enjoyed it, but this is a hard hitting story. It is raw and brutal. However, it does show you can grow and change your situation. I highly recommend checking this one out!

*Disclaimer- I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest review.


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