(See: How to make vegetable Stock without a recipe ). Most all of my wardrobe is now from. Its function and style and transparency. Heeled Oxfords have my name all over them (not literally). My favorite, peanut Butter cookie is crisp and dipped in chocolate (and sprinkled with salt thaaaank you). nicolas Newcomb makes my favorite mug. Its comfortable and holds a lot of dark coffee. Can we use these as tiny casual wine cups?
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Im currently reading two books. First, Shakespeare saved my life, admittedly a hand-me-down from my moms book club and Im really enjoying. Its nonfiction, about a professor who teaches Shakespeare to inmates in solitary confinement. The parallels are pointed. The second book im reading is really important and I hope you consider adding it to your list: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson of the, equal Justice Initiative. Its about justice and the man who has fought against unjust prison sentencing for last decades. Interesting / not totally surprising: Whats up with the cookbook industry these days. Adriannas. Cornbread Chicken dumplings sounds so good. Now excuse me while i doodle around the Internet looking for advice on homemade vegetable and chicken stocks.
Lets change the scarcity narrative. six takeaways From Americas Test Kitchens Lawsuit Against Christopher Kimball. . I mean I could boil it down to one takeaway: dont be a jerk of a human. how Much Suffering Can you take? That is, how much suffering resume can you take to complete five ironman competitions in five days? Strong bodies even stronger mental will. I really love this! Give something back, give something bike 2016.
ive stuck my head in the sand when it comes to this election season. Tap me on the shoulder when its over because Im all full up until then. Also, what I thought was a blonde hair is actually (if Im being damn honest with myself) a gray hair, and what I thought were bruises on my finger are likely age spots. So thats how Im living and really, all is well. All is really very good. Will you tell me? Heres some of the Internet (minus the bullcrap do you know how many elected women presidents and prime ministers there have been? I didnt know either. take business a good 20 minutes and watch this: 50/50 Film.
Absent by betool Khedairi this story about a young woman in Baghdad intrigued me though the jury was still out about the chronology-hopping style on display in the sample. What Angels fear (Sebastian. Cyr 1). Harris from the sample, i thought this was just. The instigating crime is a brutal rape and murder of a young woman in a church. I havent figured out the exact factors that turn me away from some violent murder stories, while i continue on with others, but this book had the factors that made me say not for. You are a gemstone and Im so glad youre here. A few things happened for me this week.
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These is my words: The diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, by nancy turner i was engaged from the before start in this tale of a the young woman in the Arizona territory. I picked up the book from the library later and enjoyed it, though it was a smidge too long. Forever by pete hamill Though the book will eventually follow its main character to new York city, the sample all takes place in 18th century Ireland. The details of the familys routines and life are fantastic if a bit overwhelming in volume, but the book was starting to grow on me as I finished out the sample. The Street by Ann Petry the sample presents the main character, lutie, at a crossroads.
She is determined to get out of her mothers home, which she feels is not a good environment for her young son. But she is a young Black single mother and its the 1940s, so she doesnt have many good options for housing in Harlem. The sample shows her considering a terrible apartment with a terrible landlord and we know she will probably take. I left the sample wondering what would happen next for her. Ratking by michael Dibdin the phone call dialogue that starts off this Italian-set mystery in this book was great and promised a lively writing style throughout.
Shantaram by Gregory david Roberts All the mumbai setting details were interesting, and the characters too. The main characters instalove thing with a girl he meets sounded a small alarm in my mind, but Id have to see how it plays out. Dying to live by kim Paffenroth Enjoyed the first-person narration of this zombie novel. Seemed like it would be a fun read *The Chaperone by laura moriarty after being cooped up in the car together, my family spread out for some solitary time at the Shobak crusader-era castle in Jordan. I brought my kindle and this is the sample i read in the castle ruins. (Later my sisters and I traveled down a secret very worn stairway from the castle to the bottom of the hill, with only the light of my cell phone to show the way.) The storys initial setting 1920s Wichita, kansas couldnt have been more different.
The main character, cora, who will end up chaperoning louise Brooks to new York city, was intriguing. Ive read two books by this author previously, but that was a long time ago. Feeling Sorry for Celia by jaclyn Moriarty im not much of a ya reader, so i was pleasantly surprised to find myself drawn in by the beginning of this epistolary australian novel. The line of beauty by Alan Hollinghurst The Thatcher-era British setting was good. I couldnt quite tell yet if I was interested in the characters though. City of One by Francine cournos Im not sure why i added this book to my to-read list. Its the authors psychoanalysis of herself.
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Stirling i was impressed by the sample, which sets up an intriguing time-travel premise. I later picked up the book from the library and soon found that the story itself had some insufferable bits (like one of the main characters) and i abandoned. Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis The premise of this book is fifteen dogs overnighting at a vet clinic given human consciousness by the gods. The sample didnt take me much beyond that premise, so i still remain intrigued by the premise but not sure where it will take. Veronika decides to die by paulo coelho i liked the writing and specificity displayed in the sample quite a bit. Ive never read anything by coelho. The last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen book is about a pacific nw lab town that quarantines itself during the 1918 flu epidemic. I was liking the historical aspect but feeling like the characters werent quite popping on the page.
Didnt feel fresh. A brief History of Montmaray in a world where dodie smiths. I capture the castle exists, this novel felt quite unnecessary. Lets Pretend This never Happened by jenny lawson i enjoy the covers of Jenny retrolisthesis lawsons books. I didnt enjoy the writing style. How to be a woman by caitlin Moran not for. The year of the gadfly by jennifer Miller a ya boarding school story.
at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that an eager developer is planning a hydroelectric dam that will leave sacred land flooded and abandoned.). Sugar by bernice McFadden The novel sets the scene with a depiction of a small gossipy southern town and I did not like. For whatever reason, i was/am feeling tired of the small gossipy southern town in fiction. Infandous by Elana. Arnold Prologue was a grimm fairy tale. Narrator was a cynical young adult, and the narration felt like it tried too hard. That can happen with beginnings of books, though, and may settle out. I could see picking this up and reading further than the sample went, to see if it was for. Faith by jennifer haigh Irish-American family saga.
Set in West Virginia. Blind your Ponies by Stanley gordon West From what I read, the book seemed to be shaping up to how a ragtag hs basketball team brings together various members of a depressed Montana town. The adults backstories provided were quite bleak, but I liked the kid. Not in a rush to read this one, but its still on my to-read list. The Chateau house by william Maxwell, a 1961 novel that starts off with a young American couple arriving in post-wwii france. I liked the details of their journey as they bumbled about and I felt that I would like this book, as long as I was in the right mood for. Frances and Bernard by carlene bauer an epistolary novel about two artists who develop a friendship through their letters. The writing style and subject matter is not my usual fare, but I think i would like it overall.
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I recently rediscovered a list I had made last year while on a trip to jordan. During my long plane flights and layovers, and in my downtime while in Jordan, i read book samples on my kindle and wrote down quick thoughts on each. This was not the first time, i have done this sort of sample blitz. Im listing them in the order that essay I read the samples and including the stars that I had placed on the samples that most caught my attention last year. As you will see, i struck out for a while but then hit a good streak. Jane Steele by lyndsay faye actual" from my list nopety nope. I was not a fan of the style and I wasnt getting on board with a serial murderer as a protagonist. A killing in the hills (Bell Elkins 1) by julia keller the prologue didnt excite me, but I became intrigued by the initial crime that kicks-off the narrative and the main characters response.