#LoveAThon Mini Challenge #4: Mash Up!

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Mini Challenge #3: Mash Up!

For this challenge I am mashing up my bookish life with a non bookish passion. I have a lot of things I like to do besides read – and traveling to new places is probably my favorite. We’re going to Toronto over spring break and are really excited. I also like trying new things, and I planted my first garden last summer and it was a great learning experience. We had the ingredients for fresh salsa all summer long, too! When the weather is nice, I love to be outside. We ride our bikes on the local paths and are planning a lot of hiking trips this summer.

I am also a pretty good cook. ¬†I enjoy trying new seasonal recipes and my husband is a great taste tester! ¬†Because I love to cook and try out new recipes, I’ve decided to create two lists – first, my go to blogs for recipes *and* my ultimate guest list of authors I would love to host at my very own author dinner party!

My go to food blogs:

All pictures link to blogs.

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My number one go to for recipes. I have never been disappointed with a recipe from this website. Great quinoa and orzo recipes. I tend not to eat a lot of red meat, but my favorite on this site is the Beef Stew recipe and it is perfect for this ridiculous winter that we have had in the midwest.

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Ree always has delicious food featured on her blog and her photography skills are stellar! I love following her on Instagram to see all of her Oklahoma sky pics!

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I’m obsessed with the recipes on this blog! I just wish she would post more often. Great stuff here! I mean, the chocolate cake?! Are you kidding me?

My ultimate author dinner party guest list:

All book covers link to Goodreads.

John Green

tfios

Lauren Myracle

shine

Benjamin Alire Saenz

dante

Elizabeth Eulberg

prom and prejudice

Libba Bray

diviners

Maureen Johnson

name of the star

Jo Knowles

see you at harrys

Sarah Dessen

just listen

Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi

hollow cityshatter me

Leigh Bardugo

shadow and bone

Marie Lu

legend

Veronica Roth

divergent

Rainbow Rowell

fangirl

and all of their significant others!

This will be one rockin’ party! Cheers!