Books

What I'm reading now.

It's snowing -  a big event here in NC.  It is really piling up and the perfect opportunity to pull out a book.  Today I'm reading "Theft By Finding" by David Sedaris.  As is usually the case with Sedaris, it's a laugh out loud book, with plenty of serious stuff tucked in

You can buy it here, or by clicking on the book photo.

 

I love David Sedaris and his kind of humor.  It's dry, sad, honest and hilarious--a quirky combination that's very human.  I can't take his books to waiting rooms because they make me laugh too hard.

Here's an update as I finished the book - this one isn't as consistently funny as some of his others.  It's still a good read and often very funny, but it's more of an interesting story of what he was doing and going through during 1977-2002.

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Whenever you have the chance, grab a book that makes you laugh.

Ciao,

Anne

 

What I'm reading now.

 

I picked up "My Life On The Road" by Gloria Steinem in the airport bookstore prior to a long flight and LOVED it.  Gloria, now 82, has played an important role in modern American history. Her book details many of the places she's travelled to, the people she met and the issues she worked on.  I hope Gloria will continue to provide leadership that gives voice to people who need it.

This is a must-read.  You'll be entertained and educated!

Ciao,

Anne

What I'm Reading Now.

Kitchens Of The Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal

I was looking for something light, but still well written; an end-of-the-day book that would help me power down.  I visited Page 158 Books in Wake Forest.  This independent bookstore on S. White Street Street is a gem..  If you live locally, support this store!

The book almost reads like a collection of short stories.  The characters are connected, but you don't always know that right away.  I was sorry to see it end.

Off to the next! 

Ciao,

Anne

 

What I'm Reading Now.

First a little back story:  I've been making dinner at our house for about 100 years.  Too many.  I'm tired of doing it, don't want to do it, keep trying to quit doing it.  I almost got out of it, but 11 years ago, when 6 month old Grandboy came to live with us, it started all over again.  Our empty nest years just didn't happen.

 

 

But I make it clear pretty regularly that I don't like cooking anymore.  I'm not proud of the fact that I complain frequently about the task, but there it is.  So when Hub actually gave me this cookbook last Christmas (hoping it would "rekindle my love of cooking"), sparks flew.  And they weren't sparks of love, I can assure you. Enough said.  

As I went to box the book up to return to Amazon, I flipped through a couple of pages and found many of the recipes looked simple and yummy.  I'll fast forward to today: I cook out of this cookbook at least once or twice a week.  Every recipe has been a winner.  Hub smirks with pleasure, although he gets NO credit for this coincidence and has been threatened with his own gift of a cookbook if he ever does that again.

There was also an Adele CD under the tree.  That went back to Amazon.  Hub is a wonderful guy and has given me many thoughtful, loving gifts throughout our marriage.  This was just an off year.  

Ree Drummond's "The Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime" gets two thumbs up!

Ciao,

Anne