These Broken Stars

I’ve wanted to read this book for so long, and now I finally have. I had heard nothing but good things so I went into this with the highest expectations I have ever had for a book. Truly, it was doomed to fail before I even read it, right? Wrong! This book surprised me by meeting those expectations and more, to the point that by chapter 5ish I had gone ahead and purchased the hardcover book.

What’s even more amazing about that is I’m really not a fan of Sci-Fi books, but I really did love this one.

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

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We Were Liars

Oh my god, I hated this book. I really don’t want to talk about it, because I disliked it so much, but here we go. Major spoilers going one here.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

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Apple Crumb Pie

So we ordered a pie from our coworker’s daughter, you know, the ones they sell as a school fundraiser. My boyfriend got all kinds of excited when he saw that they were selling an apple crumb pie, but when we got it they gave us bumbleberry pie. Apparently we were the only ones that they messed up too. It’s a fundraiser so we didn’t have a way to return it, but since we’re going to a coworkers house for Thanksgiving I figured we’d take it there.

Anyway, we had an office pot luck yesterday and I went ahead and made an apple crumb pie for him. I tried to make it as vegan as possible, they only thing I’m not sure of is the pie crust. I didn’t have time to make a vegan pie crust from scratch, but I know that the Pillsbury crescent rolls are vegan, so I just assumed the crust was as well.

I’m not a big pie person, and this was the first pie I’ve ever made, so I was very hopeful of it. You can find the recipe HERE.

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October Book Haul

I decided to go ahead and try a Book Haul post showing what books I have bought this past month. I know I like them because they give me ideas on what to buy in the future. I hope that they will give you ideas as well.

I actually bought a lot more than I thought I had. It probably had a lot to do with me looking at the used books on amazon. Sometimes they have really good books in great condition for $3-$5, and it’s even more amazing when they are fulfilled by amazon. I also got some bookshelves finally, but sadly not the ones I wanted because Walmart ran out of them.

Anyway, here’s what I bought this month. Click the book pictures for links.

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