It’s Time Travel Tuesday where we revisit old reviews…
From June 13, 2012:
1) The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Decent book. Worth reading but hardly mind blowing. It is the story of three sisters, all names after Shakespearean characters, as their father is a Shakespeare expert. Of course, there is a ton of references the Great Bard and his works. The book is easy to read, enjoyable but is a bit contrived for my taste.
2) The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian. FANTASTIC!!! I loved his book Midwives, which is one of his first books. Since then, I haven’t loved any of his subsequent works as much since. Until now. This book is wonderful. It is engaging, very well written, and a fascinating topic. I was throughly engaged throughout the entire book.. I read it in 2 days and loved it from start to finish! Highly recommend!!!
It’s Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!
What is Foodie Pen Pal, you ask??? It is a fabulous program created by Lindsay over at TheLeanGreenBean.com
Every month, each Foodie Pen Pal (FPP) is paired with another FPP from anywhere in the USA. You send a package of food (after corresponding with your penpal to see if they have allergies, interests, preferences or dislikes) to your penpal and someone else sends one to you.
This month my FPP was Elise from LittleMissFit. She sent me a fabulous package full of wonderful treats!! Here is the first picture that I attempted to take of her awesome package (that is my nine year old son photo bombing the picture!)
I particularly loved this package because there were lots of wonderful things that I could put into my kids’ lunches. Mr. Photobomb loves fruit leather and the ones she sent are usually the ones that I would purchase, so between the photobomber and his older sister, those were gone in less than 48 hours. Photobomber also LOVES fig bars, so, those two were gone within a few days. My husband ate most of the chocolate (he did let me share) and I consumed almost the entire bag of kettle corn the very first night the package arrived (kettle corn and Survivor is a great pairing!!!) I don’t know how she knew that I love kettle corn… the woman is psychic. She also sent some yummy nut butters, which I LOVE, and some packages of hot cocoa and hot cider, which I will save for the 3 days a year that it gets cold here in Florida Thank you Elise for a fantastic FPP package.
Here is a better picture of Elise’s amazingly psychic package!
If you want to see what I sent to my April FPP, go to click here. Jennifer has a really cool blog called gritsandmoxie. Check it out!!
Here is some more info on the Foodie Pen Pal program!
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian & European residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.
If you are interested in FoodiePenPals, sign up at theleangreenbean.com! Try it, you’ll like it!!!