10 Quotes on Books / Reading AND a #Kindle Sale @DonnaFaz #99cents

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” ~Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

“Books may well be the only true magic.” ~Alice Hoffman, author of The Dovekeepers

“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.” ~Stephen King, author of The Stand

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.” ~J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~Cicero, Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” ~Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ~Anna Quindlen, author of How Reading Changed My Life

“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.” ~Orhan Pamuk, author of My Name is Red

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.” ~Dave Eggers, author of The Monk of Mokha

“The world was hers for the reading.” ~Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


This month I’m offering my 2-book bundle, Falling For A Single Mom, for just 99¢ in the Kindle Store. That’s a $6 savings off the regular price. But you’ve got to hurry because this offer is only good through the end of May.

Or click on the cover below. Happy Reading!

Roasted Radish and Walnut Salad #Recipe

Have you ever roasted radishes? The high heat changes not only the texture of the radish, but also the flavor. Roasting makes radishes sweet. Now that spring is here, try this Roasted Radish and Walnut Salad recipe. I tossed a handful of spring greens into this salad on the second day just to change it up a bit. With or without the greens, it's delicious!

Roasted Radish and Walnut Salad

2 lbs Radishes, cleaned, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup walnut halves and pieces
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced fine
2 teaspoons lemon zest, yellow part only
Salt to taste


3 tablespoon olive oil
3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt


1.     Pre-heat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up.
2.     Cut radishes in half (larger radishes can be cut into quarters) and place in a bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt (to taste). Spread radishes in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan and roast until lightly golden, approximately 20 minutes.
3.     While radishes are in the oven, place walnuts in a small, dry frying pan and toast over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
4.     Place the roasted radishes, walnuts, parsley, and lemon zest into a serving bowl.
5.     Pour olive oil, lemon juice, and honey into a small jar. Add salt. Screw on the lid tightly and shake to thoroughly combine the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and stir to coat. Serve warm or chilled. Serves 6-8. Cover any leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.