Profile

Cover photo
Tasha B.
868 followers|2,588,189 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1's

Stream

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Snapshot is Back!
Currently reading: Dewey Decimated by Charles A Goodrum: I seem to be on a books-about-libraries kick lately. I spotted this one while my mom was purging her shelves and decided to give it a try. The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig: This is ...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Snapshot for Mother's Day 2016
Sofie guarding the reading nook from intruders. Happy Mother's Day! Currently reading: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman: Fun if not exactly original. Still Life by Louise Penny: Ben totally did it, guys. Movies watched: I haven't watched any movies...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
24 Readathon Today!
Hello my little cabbages! Today is Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon . As usual I got a late start, but I'm awake now and ready to get started. The Dewey Ladies have some questions for us to begin, and I'll be updating this post with my progress as the day goes on....
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Snapshot
Sofielicious (so delicious) Currently reading: The Art Forger by BA Shapiro: Some pretty dodgy history going on in this book. The Witch's Market by Mingmei Yip: I'm only a chapter in, but so far I am not impressed. At all. How to Steal the Mona Lisa and Six...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Weekend Cooking: Making Bread from Starter
One of the things I learned from the Netflix series Cooked is that bread was not originally made with little packets of dried up yeast you buy in a grocery store and mix with warm water. I know, DUH. I may have wondered what people did before yeast packets,...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Featured Blogger: Laura from 125Pages
Today please welcome Laura, who blogs at 125Pages . What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog? I had a reading class in college where our reading speed was clocked as part of a project. I averaged 125 pages read an hour, so I thought that was a u...
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
868 people
Kinky Contraptions's profile photo
bayron sanmartin's profile photo
A Wondrous Bookshelf's profile photo
Rhonda Turpin's profile photo
Mandi Schreiner's profile photo
Cross Stitch Collectibles's profile photo
Ly Mai's profile photo
Jen Hampton's profile photo
Windstorm Kells's profile photo

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Review: THE ART FORGER by BA Shapiro
Claire Roth, expert Degas art reproducer and aspiring painter of original works, is approached by gallery owner Aiden Markel to paint a copy of a Degas masterwork. It would be business as usual for Claire, if only the painting wasn't the one stolen in the i...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Salon is Wrapping Up the Readathon
The first time I got to use my reading nook for the Readathon! Currently reading: Same as last week, pretty much, except I finally finished The Art Forger on audio and started Still Life by Louise Penny. I'm not sure this is the greatest book to listen to–t...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Snapshot is trying NOT to be a criminal
Sofie's new hobby is imitating art historical monuments. Today we're practicing The Sphinx. Currently reading: As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson How to Steal the Mona Lisa by Taylor B-something (too lazy to look it up): So far no one has responded positive...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Snapshot for Easter
Spring in the Rockies. Isn't lovely and green? HAHAHA Currently Reading: Waiting Game by Sheri Cobb South: Just get together already you two! Sheesh! The Art Forger by BA Shapiro: Only about a half hour into the audiobook so far. Posted: My day in the life ...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
A Day in the Life of a Beginner Bread Baker
Trish from Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity is hosting A Day in the Life once again! This is basically where you take one day in your life and share it with the world. To find out more, check out Trish's post here . You can also read my Day in the Li...
1
Add a comment...

Tasha B.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sunday Snapshot for the first day of Spring!
Spring is here! Thank god. Now that the days are longer I feel like I'm finally accomplishing things (even if I'm not). Currently reading: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: Decided to go with this as my next audiobook since it was on Hoopla. Narr...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
868 people
Kinky Contraptions's profile photo
bayron sanmartin's profile photo
A Wondrous Bookshelf's profile photo
Rhonda Turpin's profile photo
Mandi Schreiner's profile photo
Cross Stitch Collectibles's profile photo
Ly Mai's profile photo
Jen Hampton's profile photo
Windstorm Kells's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Writer
Skills
Writing, research, web design, mixing cocktails.
Story
Tagline
Writer, art historian, and bibliophile.
Introduction
Tasha Brandstatter is a freelance writer and blogger with a master's degree in art history and a love of food, history, books, and culture. She's a contributor to Book Riot, Femnista, and History Colorado. She has 3 scotties and enjoys making cocktails. You can find her on her book blog, Truth Beauty Freedom and Books.
Bragging rights
I'm a freelance writer, website designer, and regular contributor to Book Riot and History Colorado.
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Tasha B.'s +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
What's Your Poison? -
foodriot.com

Scofflaws unite to dispel the myth that alcohol is a poison!

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Novella Edition
bookriot.com

Should you buy, borrow, or bypass on these three novellas?

Helen Fielding Kills Off Mark Darcy: A GIF Response
bookriot.com

The feels Helen Fielding's new, Mark Darcy-less book inspires can only adequately be expressed in GIF form.

Destination Bookstore: Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil
bookriot.com

To celebrate Book Riot’s second birthday on Monday, we’re running some of our favorite posts from our first two years. _____________________

Panzanella, the Salad for People Who Hate Salad -
foodriot.com

Don't say you don't like salad until you've tried panzanella, an Italian classic made with tomatoes, bread, and garlic.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: August 26, 2013
bookriot.com

Should you buy, borrow, or bypass on FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT, THE SUICIDE SHOP, or SECRETS AND LORDS?

An Ode to the Sidecar Cocktail -
foodriot.com

What makes the perfect sidecar cocktail, the most wonderful of all classic cocktails? I put way too much thought into the answer so you don'

The Best of Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels
bookriot.com

A few favorite books by Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels I'd recommend.

The Curious Case of THE CUCKOO'S CALLING—Why it Wasn't a Success Before ...
feedproxy.google.com

The reason why THE CUCKOO'S CALLING wasn't a success was because it wasn't by JK Rowling—but it was.

The Tale of the Angry Bookseller
feedproxy.google.com

A GIF response to The Bookseller's articles about authors not supporting independent bookshops.

Read This, Then That: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and THE SHEIK
feedproxy.google.com

Fifty Shades of Grey and The Sheik: two "romance" novels published nearly 100 years apart that reinforce gender roles and cultural norms in

What Next? Three Books to Read After PRIDE & PREJUDICE
feedproxy.google.com

Love Pride & Prejudice? Here are three books to read next.

Creating Blog Features
bookbloggersintl.blogspot.com

Tips for how to create features on your blog.

Coursera Lit Class Wishlist
feedproxy.google.com

Some literature classes I would love to see offered online through Coursera.

Blanc de Blancs Champagnes — Review
www.nytimes.com

The wine panel tasted 20 blanc de blancs, the finest and most delicate of Champagnes.

5 Bookish 'Idea' Videos That Will Blow Your Mind
feedproxy.google.com

Five videos from PBS Idea Channel with novel (har har) bookish conundrums.

Curious, Creepy, and Cute: A Tour of Neil Gaiman's International Book Co...
feedproxy.google.com

A tour of Neil Gaiman's international book covers from China, Japan, France, Russia, and a bazillion other countries (okay more like a dozen

Note à Note, the Haute Cuisine of the Future? - FOOD RIOT
foodriot.com

Note a Note, the new trend in haute cuisine, may the be the food of our future. But is that a good thing?

PSYCH's Shawn & Gus Eating: A Gifestigation - FOOD RIOT
foodriot.com

The fascinating world of Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster eating on the TV show Psych, a story told in gifs.