Book Review: Circe


I started reading Circe by Madeline Miller a couple of weeks ago, and it was a struggle to finish it. It was the 55th book I’ve read this year (out of my goal of 60), and honestly it was probably the most boring book I’ve read this year.

The book is about a god, Circe, who just isn’t like the other gods. She’s not liked by anybody which is so relatable for a lot of us. It’s really sad to see how she is treated by not only the other gods, but her own family as well. Soon she gets exiled to an island by herself for using witchcraft, which she didn’t even know she had. It sounds like an interesting book, but it’s just so slow. The book spans thousands of years, and honestly it felt like it took that long to read it.

This book is not something I’d recommend, unless you like slow dramas that span generations. Honestly I’m surprised that this book was so popular. I remember seeing it all over my social media about a year ago, and people just raving about this book. The ratings on Goodreads were outstanding, and the reviews were very good. It seemed to me like one of those really boring movies that wins an Oscar, but no real people actually liked.

Have you read Circe? I’d love to hear your thoughts below! And if you loved it, no hard feelings. 🙂


Fall Baking Recipes to Try

I always get the baking bug in the fall and winter. The weather is cooler, and I spend more time inside when I have free time. I have some favorites that I like to bake every fall like pumpkin bars, apple pie, and apple cider cupcakes, but I’m excited to try some new recipes as well! Here are some of the things I’ve pinned that I want to test out.

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Pumpkin Muffins – Everyone knows muffins are healthy, so this is basically like diet food that tastes good, right?

Apple Pie Bites – Apple pies, but smaller! Super cute and they look easy to make.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – These have been on my list of things to make for a long time, and I might have to make a point to make them this year!

Cinnamon Raisin Pecan Bread – I’ve been getting into breads more lately, and this one sounds so yummy for fall.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Rice Krispies – I’m a sucker for Rice Krispy treats, and these with the added caramel and pumpkin spice sound freaking amazing.


What are your favorite things to bake in the fall? Let me know in the comments!

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Friday Favorites


I’m a bit behind, but I am so excited that it is Oktoberfest beer season! This is one of my favorite kinds of beer, and I’m so glad it’s back in season. Back in Omaha, Hubby and I would always go to a big Oktoberfest celebration, but we haven’t found one we liked in Kansas City yet. Regardless, we still drink the beer and have our own celebrations.

How cute is this candy corn sweater from ModCloth? I ordered it last month, and it’s finally cool enough to wear it! It’s so soft and comfortable, and I love how slouchy it is.

I saged my house the other day to let out any unwanted, bad intentions and let in the good intentions. After I finished, the whole house felt a little bit lighter. Hubby and I have had bad luck for years, so hopefully this will bring in some good to our lives.

Hubby and I are out of town for the weekend in Oklahoma City, so I apologize for the short post! Have a great weekend, y’all!

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