Posts made in November 14th, 2012

bthr book club: suggestions welcome!


Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Fun

After mentioning it quickly in the question section of last week’s book report post, lots of folks expressed their interest in joining a BTHR book club! Yay! I’m so excited!

I’ve been thinking about how to do this, and here’s how I think it’s going to work:

  • Each month, I’ll take suggestions from you guys (on Facebook, Twitter and the blog) of what books you want to read and talk about with other like-minded folks.
  • I’ll take the three most requested books and put them in a poll. The winner of that poll is our book for the following month! I’ll announce the book in grand fashion at the beginning of the month here on BTHR. You’ll have the whole month to get your paws on a copy and devour it.
  • At the end of the month, I’ll post my review, plus some book club-style questions and then you guys can chime in in the comments with your thoughts. Feel free to drink copious wine while chatting away.
  • If you’d like, you can also post your own book review of the book on your blog. I’ll host a link-up party here so everyone can get a glimpse at your review.

Sound good? Now, get to suggesting! Leave a comment with the book that you’d love to see us read, review and discuss for December. All genres and types are welcome. The only requirement? It should be easy for everyone to get their hands on (as in, not a book that is only being distributed locally). We have people interested in the book club from all over the world!  Now, get to suggestin’!

what i ate wednesday: rainy day


Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Food

Sometimes rainy days can be so swell. Like when they happen to coincide with an empty to do list, a stack of good books and a hot beverage. But other times, when your to-do list is the length of your arm and you have to just power through, rainy days really suck. Really suck. Why is it so hard to get motivated when it’s all gray and damp?

I tried to brighten up my rainy day with some colorful, healthy food (and a roaring fire in the fireplace). Here’s my eats:

  1. Coffee x 3. I know, I know. I really need to back that train up and take down the coffee consumption. It seems like every week I’m adding more and more coffee to my daily eats. One (or two) cups is fine. But three is getting a little obnoxious. It’s not even that I’m craving the caffeine, I just really like the taste and warmth of coffee. Must buy more decaf. Or tea! Tea is good.
  2. Breakfast: yogurt bowl with Chobani 2% plain, strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seed granola.
  3. Morning snack: orange, dates, Babybel, cashews and a side of banana.
  4. Lunch: roasted red pepper and tomato soup (from TJs) and a grilled cheese.
  5. Lunch Dessert: a hunk of the best dark chocolate ever in the history of ever.
  6. Dinner: Some kettlecooked chips (yum!) and two chili dogs. And I didn’t have to make it! Woohoo! My parents came over to watch basketball and came bearing dinner and beer and cookies. The benefits to living 1/4 mile from your parents? Too numerous to count.
  7. Dinner Dessert: Copious cookies! Mama’s chocolate chip. I probably had four? Or five? OR THIS WHOLE PLATE? No, not the whole plate. But I did have a few sips of beer to wash them down, too.

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week?