Book Review: The Making of a Marchioness


Oh my goodness, where did time run off to?!! I had no intention of having a prolonged absence here, but life has a mind of its own. I’ve been so busy this fall, studying and reading and baking and working and working and working… (okay, you get the idea I’m sure!).

I’m hoping to review the books I’ve read over the last few months and decided to start with one that I finished in September. I had started it last spring but set it aside for other books (sometimes I have reading ADD), but when I was on a trip I decided to take it on the plane and finish it at last.Read More »

Autumn Dreaming

“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”

J.R.R. Tolkien {The Fellowship of the Ring}

Who else begins dreaming in autumn? If you’re like me, you begin to dream of adventures in faraway lands – of places where there are crisp days and multicolored leaves crowing trees before falling into multitudinous piles. You may also dream of baking with pumpkin and spices, of warm lattes, autumnal books, and pulling out the scarves and boots.


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Weekend and a Giveaway!


After an intense week studying for summer finals, I finally finished everything last night around midnight and immediately jumped into a hot shower to relax. I then went to bed and read for awhile before dropping off to sleep around 1:00 a.m. Imagine my surprise when I woke up at 7 a.m. and was unable to go back to sleep, though my eyes felt incredibly heavy. No matter, my mind was still whirring and I was helpless to stop it, so I caved in and decided to fully wake up. Read More »