Hunger by Elise Blackwell
Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney
Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All With the Greatest Chef in the World by Jeff Gordinier
As They Were by M. F. K. Fisher
What possible reason could I have for reading five books about food this week? To put into the Food Bookbox, of course. I'm a longtime Bookcrossing member, and I occasionally still join into bookboxes. A bookbox, if you are curious, is a box of books that travels among a group of readers. You take out the books you want from the bookbox and replace them with books you are willing to pass on to others.
The Food Bookbox that arrived this week gave me a good reason to pull books from my TBR and read them and pass them on.
Are any of you Bookcrossing members? Do you actively Bookcross?
Stewart O'Nan is one of those writers that is easy to overlook. His books aren't about big things---no cars crashing, no bombs exploding. O'Nan looks closely at everyday life. Henry, Himself is probably not a book some people would enjoy at all. It's simply the story of the day-to-day existence of an elderly man and his elderly life, his reminisces, his regrets, the small delights and frictions Henry faces.
Tamara of Thyme for Tea is hosting Paris in July, a month long blogging event, with very few rules - except to focus on something Parisienne, French, or from France.... movies, books, authors, food, places, music, experiences, people, culture, history, future.... whatever you like to blog about - just do a post on something you love about Paris or France, and link it in. The linkup to sign up for Paris in July is here.
Painting. Painting. Painting. More alligator holding. And I took a tumble in the grocery story parking lot and landed on my face, resulting in some lovely purple bruising and a big fat lip. I don't know whether to blame it on the rough surface of the parking lot or my progressive lenses or a pair of new sandals or some combination of all of these.
What did you do this week?
Did you finish any books? Anything you'd recommend?
Have you seen anything bookish you'd like to share with us?
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