Food and Fiction: Levi’s Pumpkin Scones

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Pumpkin Scones

Inspired by a character in Fangirl, I decided to create pumpkin scones relating to the time Levi made a pumpkin flavored drink for Cath in the story. Instead of making the drink itself, I decided to take the inspiration of the pumpkin flavor to create a pumpkin scone that I believe Levi would be a big fan of. 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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My thoughts

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as others who are head over heels for this story. While it is cute and endearing to have such a passionate character sharing her love for a book series, I did not relate to Cath at all. Her social anxiety and obsession with fanfiction was something I didn’t relate to as well as the other characters who I found a bit annoying at times. The premise of the story is adorable, but I wasn’t the largest fan of it, overall. 

Pumpkin Scones

These were the most delicious scones I have ever baked and the recipe itself was so simple to follow. What I’d suggest is adding a bit more pumpkin into the recipe to really bring out the flavor, but, other than that, it was a great autumnal snack!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RECIPE (Found on Damn Delicious)

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