Good Reads: The Nest

 

The Nest

Things have been a little quiet on the blog lately. If you follow me on instagram you saw that our beloved kitty, Taj, passed away over the weekend. We miss him tremendously, and the house is not the same without his presence. All of your kind words and prayers are so appreciated, thank you!

Now onto a great read! “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is a fun tale of the Plumb family, with all their quirks and dysfunctions. The adult siblings of the Plumb family must grapple with their lost inheritance and in turn, their relationships with each other. This flawed, but oh so funny family had me compulsively reading!

Have you read it? Do you plan to? Let me know your thoughts!

Favorite quote: “She believed in second chances, sometimes more than first chances, which were wasted on youth and indiscretion.

-Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Nest

xx,

Heidi

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I have been finding such joy in creating and growing Bainbridge Boheme these past 3 months. I love to write, read, experiment in the kitchen and adventure around the Pacific Northwest. I love being able to create content around our everyday lives. And I love to inspire others with the simple pleasures that make me happiest. Can you tell the kitchen is our happy place?

But I must say, the blog can be challenging for me at times. I have an aversion to posting, rather an aversion to over-posting. So much so, that I have about 10 posts sitting as drafts right now, because I don’t want to bombard you all. But, what a silly waste, right?

So, I want to check in with you all, and I would love your input. What do you like about what I’ve done so far? What could you do without? What are the things you want to see more of? Any, and all suggestions are welcome!

I feel so fortunate to have so much support and love through this process. I thank you all for reading, sharing, commenting and for following along; I hope you’ll continue to do so.
xx,

Heidi

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Good Reads: The Girl on the Train

Girl on the Train

The suspense of “The Girl on the Train” will keep you up all night until you’ve finished reading! There has been a lot of buzz about this book lately, as it has some parallels to “Gone Girl” and is being made into a film that will be in theaters this fall.

While on the train, the protagonist, Rachel, witnesses something that drives her deep into events that unravel her already broken world. The story is told from three different points of view, and each turn of events is more shocking than the last. “The Girl on the Train” is a thrilling ride!

Have you read it? Do you plan to? Let me know your thoughts!

Favorite quote: “I don’t know. I don’t know where that strength went, I don’t remember losing it. I think that over time it got chipped away, bit by bit, by life, by the living of it.” -Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

xx,

Heidi

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Good Reads: Kitchens of the Great Midwest

 

This month I dove into “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal. I had been waiting to read this novel for some time. My name was number 62 on the waitlist at the library when I finally caved and purchased it at Eagle Harbor Books on the island. This story is a vibrant, funny and emotional tale. Even more than that, it felt like such an original read. Each chapter is a new stage of foodie Eva Thorvald’s life, as told from the perspective of different people within her life. I highly recommend this book for food lovers and readers alike. It’s pure enjoyment.

Favorite quote: “She’s told me that even though you won’t meet her tonight, she’s telling you her life story through the ingredients in this meal, and although you won’t shake her hand, you’ve shared her heart. Now please, continue eating and drinking, and thank you again.”

-J. Ryan Stradal, Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Nothing better than a good book and a sleeping baby

Thoughts, questions, tips? Be sure to comment below!

xx,

Heidi

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The Beginning of Bainbridge Boheme

Perhaps I am 10 years behind the curve, but I recently decided to start a blog! At its least, Bainbridge Boheme will be a way for me to journal and chronicle our lives on beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA. At its greatest, I imagine it as a source of inspiration for celebrating life’s littlest pleasures. Both are worthy goals.On Bainbridge Boheme you can see what I’m whipping up in the kitchen from the sweet to the savory. See how I embrace my new role as a mother. Find out what I’m reading lately and read along with me in a virtual book club. See where our adventures take us; on and off the island. Cheers to a new endeavor! I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

xx,

Heidi

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