Friday, October 18, 2013

A Second Helping of GReads! Interrupted.

Sometimes I want to share things with my followers that aren't necessarily a book review, so I thought I'd create a sporadic feature on my blog to do just that.  GReads! Interrupted. is a personal reflection of me -- music I'm listening to, something I recently purchased & want to show off, or even just a random thought that I feel is worthy of sharing.  This is meant to be a fun break from the usual reviews + a chance for my followers to get to know me a bit more.  Hope you enjoy!

I've had this song on constant repeat for the past few weeks. There's something so hypnotic about it that I love so much. Give it a listen & let me know what you think. If you like it, download a copy for yourself here.


In case you missed the big news, Pearl Jam released a new album this week. I think I'll always be a fan of their music, so I'm a bit biased.. but I do hope you'll give Lightning Bolt a listen. Their first single 'Sirens' is probably my favorite on the album. You can download the album here.


I've come to realize that I'm a seasonal baker. And my favorite season to bake things is during the fall.  There's something about the seasonal ingredients that just make me crave certain things like pumpkin, apples, nutmeg, cinnamon + so much more.  I've been attempting some new recipes & below are two that were oh so yummy! Pumpkin chocolate chip bread & apple crisp [thanks to Jennie for the recipe!]

Do you bake during the fall? Have any recipes you want to share? I'm always open to trying new things!  Another favorite during the fall is seasonal beers. I have not tried as many as I'd like this season, but a go-to favorite is always pumpkin ale. I'm wanting to try more ciders, but never know which to consider. Have any recommendations? Thanks!

Even though I haven't had the time to actually write, it's something that still lingers in my head. I'll hear a song, see a movie, or talk with a friend which can lead to inspirations for new story ideas.  Just recently I was talking to Estelle about an article we both read here.  I felt a personal connection to it because the story is something near & dear to my own heart.  Estelle mentioned that maybe one day I should write about it.  Now she may have just meant journaling my thoughts, but my creative mind took it one step further and saw a potential story idea there.  Some of the best writing advice I've received is: Write what you know.  And this topic here is definitely something I know.

So.. new story idea? Possibly. We'll see where this one takes me.


  1. Playing Song For Zula right now and really liking it! The lyrics! <3 I'll give Pearl Jam a listen too- thank you so much for the recs, Ginger! :) I bake occasionally, actually! I just baked brownies today! *virtual brownie for you* I've never tried eating or baking anything pumpkin-flavored though! :(

    Writing what you know is definitely good writing advice! I hope you get more ideas for your story! And eep, I'm really looking forward to the Fall TV shows too. :D

  2. I LOVE fall TV, all my shows starting again!
    I am also totally with you on the seasonal cooking. I have lost count of the amount of apple pies/crumbles I have made this fall. My families freezers all have at least 3 in!
    I took a break from writing this summer, I just wasn't feeling very inspired and hated everything I wrote. I am half way through writing a book and didn't want to ruin it, so stopped. Spent the summer reading TONS of amazing books and when I finally felt like I had my creative juices back picked up my pen again and wrote 1000 words in one night :) Sometimes the best ideas/inspiration comes from places you never would have thought :)

  3. Your music suggestions are always my favorite, favorite things. I am absolutely LOVING Song For Zula and will most definitely be listening to more of Phosphorescent. As for fall baking, I love it...when I actually get the time for it! My aunt makes this caramel apple pie every Thanksgiving and it is absolutely delicious. I'm talking eat three slices AFTER a huge meal delicious. Also, do you know how excited even your writing ideas make me? Seriously! And as for my favorite part about fall...the fashion! If I can wear leggings, an obnoxiously fluffy sweater, and boots and still be considered somewhat fashionable, I'll take it!

  4. I really love the idea behind this post, Ginger! Like you, I've often had the desire to discuss non-book-related things on Pop! Goes The Reader, but didn't feel as though I should or had the opportunity to. One of the (few) downsides of running a book blog is that you have a tendency to feel a little pigeonholed or limited as to what your audience is interested in reading about. That's why I'm always happy to see bloggers like you, Jamie, Estelle, Magan and Hannah branching out and discussing other topics. It's nice to mix things up every now and again!

    Like you, I'm definitely a seasonal baker. I find I have little motivation to do much in the Summer when it's so hot, but I could open my own bakery with the amount I produce during the Autumn and Winter months ;) Apple crisp is a particularly favourite as it's always nice to take advance of fresh, local, seasonal produce. There's really nothing better. Your photo of the chocolate chip pumpkin bread looks good enough to eat, so I'll definitely be searching for my own recipe to try out!

    Writing is always foremost in my mind, even though I don't have the time to do it as often as I would like. Just the other day I was watching TV when a specific scene struck me so vividly I had to immediately sketch it out in rough. While I don't know if I'll ever have the talent or motivation to complete and publish one of the many novels I'm working on, I doubt I'll ever be able to turn off the voices in my head that beg me to tell their story (And I wouldn't want it any other way) :)

  5. I just saw the video for Sirens on VH1 music this morning so it's funny you mentioned it, great song! I love fall baking, anything pumpkin.

  6. If only less homework was possible... Life would be a lot less stressful. Recently the song I listen too whenever I need to is demons by imagine dragons.

    Love this post! I always love learning personal info. Banking is fun and I love cinnamon and pumpkin too. Nothing like cinnamon popovers and pumpkin ravioli!

  7. Oh my gosh, fall is DEFINITELY my favorite time for baking. I am so obsessed with pumpkin right now, it's not even funny. I'm even drinking hot chocolate with pumpkin creamer right now, which I drink almost every day because I'm obsessed. Haha, thanks for sharing stuff from your life! It's fun too see what you're up to :)

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  8. HA, I think I'm a seasonal baker, too! Fall? Pumpkins are not safe. Christmas? Cookie season. January? I'm tired, leave me alone. :-P

    Seriously, that pumpkin bread and apple crisp looks divine.

  9. I love both of those songs!!! You know I instantly liked Zula when you told me to listen to it. :D And Sirens is the type of song I like from Pearl Jam, because Eddie Vedder's voice.

    And now I want pumpkin bread. O.o


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