Sunday, February 12, 2012
Good morning, good morning the little birds say! After kind of a bleh week from feeling under the weather and a bleh week on the blog with no new posts and finally having to mark all read in my reader, I decided to stop putting the pressure on for a specific topic post for Sunday Salon and do what I do best...ramble! Mostly because I'm still not quite finished with the shelves.
For those of you curious about my book club's outcome last week--I went into the meeting with 60 pages of Love in the Time of Cholera unread. In this case I didn't mind having the ending spoiled and even though there were a few others who didn't finish the book we had one of the best discussions we've ever had. Who knew that Love in the Time of Cholera could lead to such heated discussion. When I eventually finish the book (because I will), I'll share a bit of what we discussed in book club.
So yes, I am still slowly reading Love in the Time of Cholera. But it doesn't lend itself very well to bedroom reading as it makes me fall asleep, so this week I started Kitchen Counter Cooking School as my "bedside book." I'm reading this with my mom and sisters as our "group read" for this year. I'm about 40 pages in and really enjoying it so far. Eating fresher and outside of the box has been on my mind a lot lately and I'm hoping this book will give me the push I need to put thoughts to practice! Have you read it? Has it changed the way you think about cooking?
On the listening side I'm between books. I started listening to This is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper but I'm having a really tough time getting invested in the story. My cousin highly recommended it and I popped on Goodreads and saw that many of you loved it too. I'm wondering if it might be the narrator--just can't seem to get past his tone--apparently this book is supposed to be hilarious but I haven't laughed once. Normally I don't have a problem abandoning audiobooks, but this one has received so much praise!
I've also been trying to decide on a narrator for Oliver Twist. I'm torn between Simon Vance (whom I know many bloggers adore) and Martin Jarvis. I've listened to clips of both and think that their readings would lead to very different readings of the stories! Have you listened to Oliver Twist? Or any Dickens?
Well, as usual I'm having to cut off my rambles. Ha! What's on YOUR nightstand??
On the Blog:
Looking Back to Last Week
Looking Forward to Next Week
Yup, still have that Bossypants up my sleeve. Would like to do a love themed week but we'll see how much time I have on hand this week. I feel like I've been spreading myself a bit thin lately and of course the first thing that goes in that case is the blog. But I've got some ideas...
What's on your agenda today? I'm going to be working on a bit of cooking ahead (chicken chili--thanks Lu and shredded chicken and maybe some chicken broth), but hopefully I'll get a few minutes to get through a few more pages of Love. Ha!