There's a Food Theme in Here Somewhere . . .

It's a crazy week for the blogger, but she finds a few moments to talk books nonetheless.

It's a busy, bustling week for me. (In my head, I call it h-e-double hockey sticks week.) See, Thursday is the big day. I work all year round to organize and put together a gala for the organization that I work for. And the big event is Thursday. So this week is full of little last-minute tasks, second guessing and trying to keep my wits about me. So far, I'm holding my own. (I expect that to change any minute now.)

Unfortunately, this means that books are pushed out of the forefront of my mind. (Sacrilege, I know!) But I am a dedicated book blogger and so I am stealing away for a few moments to type up something quick and warmly witty (maybe?) about what I've been reading. 

I just finished "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau because it was this month's book club book. I had been wanting to read it for a while and it turned out to be okay. Not as good as I was hoping, but not really all that bad, either. I'm feeling sort of so-so about reading the sequels.

Then I read "When in Doubt, Add Butter" by Beth Harbison. This one I really enjoyed. I knew from the first chapter on that it was going to be one that I liked and that prediction held. Sharp, funny and about food . . . what's not to like?

I'm currently reading "The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister. I seem to be on a books-about-food kick. But that's okay, because I'm really enjoying this one so far, too. There's the slightest touch of a magical element to the characters and the writing, which makes it somehow even more enchanting to me.

And that's it. If you're looking for a movie recommendation, I say to you: GO AND SEE ARGO. It's outstanding. Fantastic. Superb. 

What are you guys reading and watching?

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Heather Asiyanbi November 13, 2012 at 07:19 PM
"Like Water for Chocolate" remains my all-time favorite book with a narrative deeply connected to food. Have you read it?
St. Swithin November 13, 2012 at 07:36 PM
The City of Ember is definitely for kids. She keeps the prose and the plot simple. I enjoyed reading it with my kids when they were about eight. The sequels have the same feel to them, although the third book is really a prequel. I won't see Argo until it is released to DVD. Any movie where I have to pay close attention to the dialogue and it lacks special effects is going to be more enjoyable at home than in a theater. The only food book I can think of is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Greg November 13, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I just finished Blaze, a Richard Bachman/Steven King thing. It was good, but I would like to read the original from when King was Bachman. Now I am reading Mercury Falls, by Robert Kroese. I needed something more goofy.


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