Book Nerd Bites #1 | Me Before You + Pecan Pie = ALL THE ❤️❤️❤️

Welcomeeee Ladies and Gentlemen, to the original monthly feature: Book Nerd Bites! And let’s not forget the creators,  the wonderful Cyra, the lovely  Kristie, the magical Natasha, the bodacious Valerie, and me, Becca (!) as part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by Nori of ReadWriteLove28. Every month we’ll be sharing recipes to the most savory dishes inspired by our favorite books. Join in, chums! Just make sure you link back to our post and use #booknerdbites on social media 🙂


Pecan Pie = The ultimate comfort food.

Basically, after the truly cruel read that Me Before You is, you need a food to cry with, a food to comfort you. You need Pecan Pie!

Don’t you fret, I’m here with the very best recipe 😉

  • 1 sheet (1/2 of 15-oz pkg.) refrigerated 9″ pie crust dough
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. pecan halves, about 1 1/2 cups
  • Sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon, optional

  • Preheat that oven right up to 325 degrees
  • Fit dough into 9″ pie own, fold edges under and flute
  • Freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes
  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs; stir in sugar, light and dark corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt until combined. 
  • Stir in pecans
  • Pour mixture into pie crust, bake 50-60 minutes or until center is set (Loosley cover edges of pie with foil if they brown too quickly)
  • Cool on rack 1 hour before serving
  • Garnish with whipped cream and/or cinnamon if desired

And now, chums, you’ve got a D E L I C I O U S pie to eat your feelings with. It’s a friend. It’s a pal. It’s a shoulder to cry on.

Share your recipes! Tell me, what does Me Before You make you think of in terms of food? Have any secret family recipes? Will you be joining the feature?


15 Rational Thoughts Had While Watching Me Before You (No Spoilers, Yes Emotions)

So I watched Me Before You.

And being the fierce, intelligent, and rational person that I am, I thought I would list my fierce, intelligent, and rational thoughts into a fierce, intelligent, and rational movie review.

(Fierce, intelligent, and rational sarcasm probably definitely included. Sorry chums, it’s just how I cope with the pain.)

  • Louisa Clark has the cutest outfits EVER.
  • Wow! It’s like the book?! Can such things be?!
  • Is it okay that I ship Louisa and Nathan all of sudden? Is that okay?
  • Somehow, the movie feels a lot more quirky and bright than the book. I feel like the filmography just brings out more happiness than the book did.
  • There’s less focus on the Clark family than there is in the book. This makes me sad. I am sad.
  • We’re kindaaaaa missing some major side plot lines here. Just sayin.
  • Well, they certainly made certain characters less irksome. Is this a good or bad thing?? 
  • Oh! Look! This scene was in the trailer!
  • I really have to go to the bathroom. But. I NEED TO WATCH.
  • I’d like to take this moment to remind everyone how much I love Will Traynor.
  • I’d like to take this moment to remind everyone how much I hate Will Traynor.
  • This movie is good.
  • This movie is bad.
  • This movie is very bad.

Not bad at all! The movie never strayed from the main plot line, and I understand that they had to omit some other details. THANKS, JO JO MOYES.

Becca is pleased. Becca cried, but Becca is pleased.

Have you read? Have you watched? Have you emotions? Which one of Louisa Clark’s outfits is your favorite?

Me Before You | In Which My Heart is Wrenched From My Chest.

Title: Me Before You

Author: Jo Jo Moyes

Genre: Contemporary. Ball of despicable tradgedy.

Published: July 30, 2013 by Penguin Books

   Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.
What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time


  • You know your heart? That thing? This book will slowly squeeze all emotion from it. Bye bye, happiness. Nice knowing you. While this is certainly not the most pleasant feeling, it leaves me in awe that a book can do this. Do you realize how powerful this makes the author?
  • You don’t even realize you love the characters. It just happens. One moment your life revolves around pie, the next all you can think about are these fictional people. It’s stressful and highly exhilarating.
  • The romance is PURE EMOTION. Superficiality? There is none. There is only the goodness of a beautiful slow burn. First friendship, then something more. Then—well. You’ll have to read the book.
  • You feel it. You feel what it’s like to paralyzed. You feel what it’s like not to be able to itch your nose, shift in your sleep, brush your hair. It’s tragic and important, what Jo Jo Moyes makes you feel.
  • There’s a lot of moral conflict going on. While I very much didn’t like the turn out of the toil, I enjoy reading of morally wrenching questions. They amuse me.
  • The Clark family is hilarious. That is all.


  • I was expecting something cute and up-lifting. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it was the movie trailer, maybe it was the fun font on the cover. What the story did give me wasn’t bad, it was just different. Just not what I was prepared for.
  • Some jokes I didn’t understand. The way it was phrased or worded was utterly confusing to me. Maybe it’s a British thing? AM I NOT POSH ENOUGH?


  • I love Will, but some choices he made frustrated me SO MUCH. Particularly one choice. Ahem.

Tragic and beautiful. Charming and cruel. This book has my heart. Still.

What utterly rude books have captured your emotions?