Coming to you from Paramus at Noon after a bowl of Tuvia’s chicken soup 🙂
I did begin this conversation early this morning but it was getting way too bleak. But with the sun shinning and reading time a the gym I want to share a book with you, okay?
As you know, I read almost everything on my iPad in e-reader form since Jeff Bezos created the first Kinder for me and then my Steven went even further with his iPad :).
But it’s still hard to find a book to love now that I have total control over what I read. I’m not bound by what I had to teach or what I had to engage in for a course. It’s just me, now. So I’m picky and when you love a book and finish it, then what? It’s so hard to find the next one. Amazon does make it easy to read a chapter sample but often that’s not enough to decide and I often buy something and then lose interest.
I loved the book Wonder that I read and finished in Aruba but then I was back on the hunt for the next stunner…
Often when I am with my book club buds: Bonnie and Julia, we share our most recent gems. Of course I always try on their recommendations but it’s not always a perfect fit. On the Friday that will remain nameless, Bonnie sat across from me with
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
and told me just enough to move me to download that first chapter sample onto my iPad. It’s a story about a woman who can’t stay away from her passion for food. I read a few pages and left it for a book about cancer I remembered connecting with years ago but just the first page or two left me devastated, so I left it behind and clicked back to Gabrielle and her life.
I’ve read some food books and liked them but this one, I’ve embraced. Like a masterful movie, this memoir keeps surprising me. And given her passion for writing, her words leave you hungry and satisfied. At the gym. as poured over this book and I was brought to laughter and tears maybe at the very same time.
I don’t know that even my passionate appeal would have won you over, but I’m thinking that Andy might like to try it. What do you say Andy?
I know that even after my pitch to Tuvia, he will be satisfied to have my running account but of course it’s not first hand. Anyway, it’s a perfect read for me. Thanks to my book buddy, Bonnie for it this one.
and here’s a excerpt : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/books/excerpt-blood-bones-and-butter.html
Seder #2 coming in just a few hours 🙂