The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars


John Green’s book is just so good. What a love story. This was a wonderful story about 2 kindred spirits with a connection that astounds. I just loved every minute of it. From laughing out loud to falling asleep with tissues it was THE BEST!! 

Happy Reading!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Reading List 2013

Vowing yet again to read more! Winter is easy, it’s cold and most TV shows are reruns at least for a month or so! HA!

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green this was named TIME magazines best fiction book of the year. I started reading it at 11last night and am half way thru. I love how he writes. It’s like I am having a convo with the cast of characters. I am enjoying it a lot!


Fanny at Chez Panisse: A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes

Fanny at Chez Panisse by Alice Waters I am in love with everything about Fanny, Alice’s daughter and what it must be like to grow up with such a creative Mother!

One Second After by William Fortchen was reccomended to me this summer and ironically it is all about a EMP and this Fall the Revolution which is about just that, Hum.

Shepherding a Child's Heart, DVD   -     
        By: Tedd Tripp

I go to a weekly MOMS bible study and we are reading Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp for the spring semester.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell I really enjoyed and was so intrigued by Gladwell’s Outliers that I am thinking this will be another book that makes me think as well as talk about it!



Divergent Veronica Roth I saw this on instagram and that it sounded interesting, downloaded the sample…


The Age of Miracles: A Novel

The Age of Miracles found this and also downloaded the sample on my kindle months ago, it seems very interesting!

Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office 

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster just looks snarky and hilarious. I am there.

Grace: A Memoir

Grace: A  Memoir by Grace Coddington  My uber chic and beautiful friend, Annie, suggested this to me!


What are YOU Reading? Please add your favorites in the comments and email mamabirdsnest (at) gmail (dot)com if you would like to write a guest post about what you are reading.

xoxo, Mama Bird

Summer Reading

Last night A few weeks ago (forgot to post this!!) some girls came over for a Stella & Dot Party and we started talking about books and how fun it would be to start a book club. I am compiling a list of books that I am hoping to read and asking everyone to add their suggestions. I hope that we can get a monthly book club started, maybe this fall?!

Room Emma Donoghue

just started this and a tish uncomfortable with the fact that her son’s name is jack. Hope this doesn’t freak me out!! You know I don’t like coincidences.

The Book Thief  Markus Zusak

hear this is a great book, no virtually NOTHING about it.

Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay

good friend Bethany highly recommended this last summer. still haven’t picked it up!

Lamb Christopher Moore

another great friend Joy gives this 2 thumbs up she says it is has great whit and charm

Pop on over for another list HERE



Blueberries…. {cooking with kids}

What a fantab idea  over at Red Carpet Recipes had when she did a week long theme BLUEBERRIES. She suggested reading a fav book,  Blueberries for Sal and then making this great Blueberry Soup!
2 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cups lemon juice
1-1/4cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream, additional for decorating
Put blueberries in a blender and puree until smooth.  In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and sugar.  Stir until mixed together.  Simmer on low heat, covered, for 10 minutes.  Turn heat off and let cool for about 20 minutes.  Gently stir in the whipped cream.  Put the pan in the refrigerator and chill for three hours.  Pour the soup into bowls and decorate with additional whipping cream.  Notes:  I put my cream in a ziploc bag and cut a small hole at the end.  I then put dots of cream on the soup and dragged it with a skewer to get the design. 

What a great idea!! I would to share this with Jack’s class! I think kids learn so much in the kitchen. I went last Thursday and both copies were checked out so I am crossing my fingers that it is in tomo!