Friday, April 12, 2013

Time Warp 2010 Reading in Review

It's actually fascinating to write this from the future and see which reading experiences have aged well.

My Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Shades of Grey. I re-read these two books recently, they were such favorites!

Eating Animals. Well. Some of you may recall that I have never felt more driven to write a scathing review of a book in my life. And I stand by it.

Time Traveler's Wife. "After reading this in one gulp, I literally woke up the next morning pondering the existence of god."

The Victorian Internet. I think about this book all the time! And not just for the telegraph poetry...

The Gastronomical Me blew me away so thoroughly I haven't even been able to pick up any other MFK Fisher because I'm still processing the perfection.


2010


The Victorian Internet
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China
Shades of Grey
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
Eating Animals
The Ohlone Way
How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
The Time Traveler's Wife
Pride and Prejudice
Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction and More
The Gastronomical Me
Bellwether
Down and Out in Paris and London
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco
Rendezvous with Rama
A Season of Gifts
The Help


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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The book spam begins

One thing I've been meaning to do is catch up on my reading round-ups, which I haven't done since my 4th Annual Canada Day Book Report back in '11.Like, it's been so long that I have read AND re-read this book since we last talked.

If you have read this book you know that I included the lime for reasons.
 (Btw if you make a 50 shades joke I will never talk to you again.)

I never did a year end round up in either 2010 or 2011 only because I couldn't get the goodreads book widget to post properly either time and lost the will to go on. And then... well. 2012 was officially THE WEIRDEST FUCKING READING YEAR OF MY LIFE. (Excuse the profanity. 'Twas needed for accuracy.) And it was threatening to spill over into '13.

But I recently had what turned into a bit of a group therapy session with some friends over spring break and I think I've finally got past my reading block, which started with school stress and was exacerbated by my living in the internets ( yes even more than before. apparently that was possible?). It became a feedback loop of not reading / feeling guilty / the piles of unread books staring at me harder / me getting more avoidy. Honestly a lot of my identity is as a Reader and it was really weird to be in a place of being constantly involved with books professionally and not ever reading them. Ugh. 

Anyway those days are behind me. BEHIND ME I SAY. For lo and over the next week she shall post book reports for those missing years! And verily this was not an empty promise because the first one is already written and queued up. Widget and all.

Monday, April 01, 2013

the blog is risen indeed hallelujah...

Oh crap, I haven't posted since November????? I have got a report about my spring break and some bookish thoughts pending. Until then please enjoy this glimpse into my domestic life:

box + baby + bridge