Cooking, Baking, and Making Book Review from @kleffnotes

Cynthia O’Hara, well known for her Harried Housewife blog, delves into recipes and crafts for any occasion in Cooking, Baking, and Making: 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons. Primarily she breaks down the book into Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter and for each season she has a plethora of delicious eats and treats for you to try. Not only that, but she includes some of her own Harried Housewife tips throughout the book to help give you a bit of a boost. Continue reading “Cooking, Baking, and Making Book Review from @kleffnotes”


Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism Book Review from @kleffnotes

Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is a delightful blending of life tips and discussions of being an adult woman who isn’t exactly sure how to be a functioning adult by Prudence Geerts. The book is divided into different topics and throughout Prudence presents a fictionalized version of herself in connection to things going on in her life. Her art is so much fun and the single page comics discuss so much. Continue reading “Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism Book Review from @kleffnotes”

A Cookie to Celebrate Book Review from @kleffnotes

Jana Douglas shares her tips for making cookies like a pro in her book A Cookie to Celebrate. In 2014 months from graduation from The Ohio State University, Douglas found herself stress baking and this way of relaxing led her to create Jana Lee’s Bake Shop. With A Cookie to Celebrate you will learn how to make fantastic cookies and get a better handle on how to make beautiful decorations and get them where they need to go. Continue reading “A Cookie to Celebrate Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Extraordinary Origami Book Review from @kleffnotes

Did you know that origami grew tremendously within the United States and evolved as an art form through various artists in America? I certainly didn’t, at least not until I checked out Extraordinary Origami: 20 Projects from Contemporary American Masters. Edited by Marc Kirschenbaum, this book begins with a brief history of how the art of paperfolding, while from Japan, grew through the connection of individuals in America who found themselves evolving elements of the art form. Within these pages are 20 diverse projects you can try that focus on the art of origami. Continue reading “Extraordinary Origami Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Fangirl Freakouts: #NationalComingOutDay 1 Year Later from @kleffnotes

It has been one year since I wrote my coming out article for The Nerdy Girl Express and roughly one year since I came out to my parents, which was the major coming out element I had yet to do in my life. After one year I wanted to do some follow-up and share how my life has changed in the roughly 365 days since I completely came out. While last time I did a full article, the 11th fell on a Thursday and I thought it’d be fun to do a video instead. Continue reading “Fangirl Freakouts: #NationalComingOutDay 1 Year Later from @kleffnotes”

Room To Grow Series #NationalComingOutDay Debut Review from @kleffnotes

Revry is the first ever global queer content focused streaming service and specifically for National Coming Out Day they are celebrating with the release of a brand new docu-series, Room To Grow. This series will focus on the coming out stories of various voices within the LGBTQ+ community and as a special treat I was able to check out the first episode a little early. The series releases today as a part of National Coming Out Day and even with just a look at episode one I can promise that it will be an emotionally and beautifully done show. Continue reading “Room To Grow Series #NationalComingOutDay Debut Review from @kleffnotes”

The Way of the Seed: Earth Spawn of Kalpeon Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Way of the Seed is a trilogy series that begins with Earth Spawn of Kalpeon. Richard Dean Hall establishes an alternate theory to the creation of the world and the rise of civilizations through the introduction of the Kalpeon. These alien forces led by Barjeen, select the way that planets will evolve and in this case their focus is Earth. Continue reading “The Way of the Seed: Earth Spawn of Kalpeon Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Oliver Mayer from @kleffnotes

I had the chance to chat with Oliver Mayer about the anxiously awaited sequel to his exceptional play, Blade to the Heat, Members Only. Set 22 years after the events his characters experienced, this new production examines what changes have happened over that span of time. Thank you to Oliver Mayer for speaking with me and for sharing some insights into his new work. Continue reading “Interview with Oliver Mayer from @kleffnotes”

A Dirty Word Book Review ( @cleispress ) from @kleffnotes

A Dirty Word: How a Sex Writer Reclaimed Her Sexuality is a memoir style nonfiction work that focuses on author Steph Auteri’s own life and connection to sex and her own sexuality. She has been a sex writer for 15 years and through this no holds barred work she reveals tremendous details about her life and the path she has taken to become more confident in who she is. This book is full of personal narratives, but also uses a great deal of research to back up certain discussions and provide details for her readers concerning certain topics. Continue reading “A Dirty Word Book Review ( @cleispress ) from @kleffnotes”

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a well known story that has been adapted in a variety of ways, including into a Tim Burton film, but the story presented by Alyssa Polombo is something that takes the story you know so well and creates something new and captivating. Instead of focusing on Ichabod Crane, Polombo chooses to centers itself on the character frequently just seen as a love interest, Katrina Van Tassel. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel presents a confident and smart Katrina who will do anything for love, even venture into the darkest legends of Sleepy Hollow. Continue reading “The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel Book Review from @kleffnotes”