Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Pioneer Woman, then you need to be. I love her cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I got it for my birthday last year, and there is some serious yumminess there, but this isn't a cookbook, it is a love story (even though it does have recipes in the very back). This is Ree's true love story of how she meet her cowboy husband and went from living in L.A. to living in the middle of no-where in Oklahoma on a working cattle ranch. It is a true story, full of lots of kissing (who doesn't like kissing?) and lots of laughs, and even some tears here and there. It starts when she first sees her future cowboy husband across a smoky bar to a year after they are married--and oh my what a year they had! Please check it out, you will be so happy you did, and tell me if you don't laugh out loud too!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Youngest Templar series by Michael P. Spradlin is awesome. This is set during the time of the Crusades in England and the Holy Land. It follows the life of the young orphan Tristan as he becomes the squire to a Templar Knight and gets in trusted with the Holy Grail. Along he road he meets Robard Hode (Robin Hood, anyone?) and Maryam (Maid Mary Ann?) who help him along his journey as he is chased by the bad guys, saves a princess, meets the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and comes to know who he is. It was so fun to read, very engaging. These are young adult books filled with adventure, war, lots of fun, and what true friendship really is. I love stories that tell you how other stories got started, so we learn about how Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck and Maid Mary Ann came to be. Great reads. Check them out.