Showing posts from August, 2020

Book Review: Nacho's Nachos

            NACHO'S NACHOS The Story Behind the  World's Favorite Snack by Sandra Nickel Illustrated by  Oliver Dominguez Genre: Picture Book / Nonfiction / Food History / Latinx Interest    Publisher: Lee & Low Books   Publication Date: August 11, 2020   Number of Pages: 32   Scroll down for the giveaway! NACHO’S NACHOS is the deliciously true story about how nachos were invented—about what happened when a regular customer asked Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya for something new, and there were no chefs in the kitchen.  2020 is the eightieth anniversary of the invention, and Oliver Dominguez’s illustrations transport us back to the border of the Rio Grande in 1940, when Nacho’s quick thinking resulted in a snack now eaten everywhere from Texas to Paris to Hong Kong! CLICK TO PURCHASE:     Amazon   ┃  Barnes & Noble   ┃   IndieBound   ┃  Book De

Book Review: The Secret of You and Me

  THE SECRET OF YOU AND ME by MELISSA LENHARDT Genre: Women's Fiction / Romance    Publisher:    Graydon House (Harlequin)   Date of Publication: August 4, 2020   Number of Pages: 352    Scroll down for the giveaway! True love never fades—and old secrets never die . . .  Nora hasn’t looked back. Not since she fled Texas to start a new life. Away from her father’s volatile temper and the ever-watchful gaze of her claustrophobically conservative small town, Nora has freed herself. She can live—and love—however she wants. The only problem is that she also left behind the one woman she can’t forget. Now tragedy calls her back home to confront her past—and reconcile her future. Sophie seems to have everything—a wonderful daughter, a successful husband, and a rewarding career. Yet underneath that perfection lies an explosive secret. She still yearns for Nora—her best friend and

Rainy Thoughts: Getting Furloughed from Your Dream Job

Hey everyone! It has been a minute since I wrote a Rainy Thoughts post. If you're new here, I usually just write book reviews, but every now and then, I like to write about random other things that I may be thinking of, feeling, etc. I wanted to write about something that recently happened to me that I think others can relate too, especially now. The Dream Job... If you asked me what I wanted to do when I was in college, I had two answers for you. I wanted to either be a full-time, traveling author or I wanted to work in a job where I was doing marketing for events put on by the city and where I didn't have to be at my desk all day, possibly tourism. Lo and behold, I found that job. I was/kinda still kinda am, working for the San Antonio River Walk Association. I loved my job. I was out and about, meeting new people from different backgrounds, I was helping promote businesses to locals and tourists, I was doing marketing, and there would be days that I would be at my desk for 2