Welcome to another taste treat, with Lexxie, at (un)Conventional Bookviews.

The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well.


Today’s selection is a book that has been on Pippa, my Kindle, since I purchased it in August 2014.  I haven’t started reading it yet, but in checking out the blurb and some excerpts, I am eager to begin.  Where We Belong, is by Catherine Ryan Hyde.




“Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness… again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder, and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long.

Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge black Great Dane who changes everything. Sophie falls in love immediately, and begins to imitate the “inside of the dog,” which, fortunately, is a calm place. The shrieking stops.”


On their first full day at Aunt Violet’s, Angie, Sophie and Aunt Vi are eating breakfast.  Just an ordinary breakfast, but it feels like safety has come along.

We were sitting at the breakfast table eating toaster waffles, Sophie and me and Aunt Vi—this old Formica table with these glittery spots on it, like manmade stars.  Those spots were holding Sophie’s attention.  She was eating her waffle with her left hand, and dropping the tip of her right index finger down on those little glittery spots, over and over and over.  With a little grunt on each drop.


The meal doesn’t sound like much, but the sense of safety and comfort, of being HOME…that’s what makes it special.  What are you sharing today?




  1. In Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters, set at the time of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the characters are too busy to eat. Instead it’s:
    “A whiskey and soda would certainly hit the spot,” he said cheerfully.


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