I have decided I want to have a book update. I want to talk with ya’ll about books, since I might cook out of them. This all relates some how. Not to mention you can give me ideas for new books to read and we can talk about books we have both read. This will be fun!!
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Kaling, Mindy – I really enjoyed this. I am not a huge Office fan, so I was unsure how I would like the book of one of its writers.
Fire by Cashore, Kristin – I read her first book Graceling and I really like the way Cashore writes about transition and the way people feel about those transition. She writes about growth and specifically female growth really well. She captures the little nuances that make characters really robust. I highly recommend both books.
Cairo by Wilson, G. Willow – I am trying to get into graphic novels. This has magical realism in it and is from a Muslim perspective. Very interesting.
White Tiger: A Hero’s Compulsion by Pierce, Tamora – I guess this would be called a comic. I really like Pierce’s writing, which is why I picked it up. I enjoyed it, however I am not a huge superhero fan. So it was not amazing to me. Cool though.
Tortall and Other Lands by Pierce, Tamora – I loved these short stories. She fleshes out characters that are only side characters in some of her books. I recommend this to any Tamora Pierce fans.
Annie on My Mind by Garden, Nancy – I had trouble with this book. Let’s start by saying it was written in the 90’s and I guess 90’s lesbian literature is about how hard it is to be a lesbian. Some reviews say it is groundbreaking. I would not go that far, but it is teen lit that deals with homosexuality. Maybe I am just being overly critical. I would not recommend this book though. There are better books that have been written since then.
To Be Read:
Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls, Wilson
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Diaz, Junot
A Walk in My World: International Short Stories about Youth edited by Mazer, Anne
The Color of Magic by Pratchett, Terry
Jane Eyre by Bronte, Charlotte
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Doyle, Arthur Conan
The Space Between Us by Umrigar, Thirty
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Orlando by Woolf, Virginia
Tropic of Orange by Yamashita, Karen Tei
The Turn of the Screw by James, Henry
The Other Side of Paradise by Chin, Stacyann
Bitter Sweets by Farooki, Roopa
Firebirds edited by November, Sharyn
The Ice Princess by Lackberg, Camilla
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Flagg, Fannie
Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Keller, Helen
Like Water for Chocolate by Esquivel, Laura
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Lee, Jennifer
The Namesake by Lahiri, Jhumpa
What are you reading right now? What do you think of my list? Have you read anything off my list? What did you think of it?
Last night I went on a bar blitz with the Sexual Violence Center to raise awareness about sexual assault! It was so much fun. We had a game to play and most everyone loved it. We also gave free t-shirts to anyone who posted on Facebook or Twitter about seeing us. A ton had photos with me and other volunteers. I look forward to finding all the fabulous photos of myself. :)
The Sexual Violence Center is an amazing organization doing great work in the Twin Cities and Minnesota at large. Check up out and if you want some T and A, Tips and Answers. I know that’s what you were thinking, look here!!
This is the Weekly Dish! Here are the recipes from the last week.
This was really good. Not as spicy as I had thought it would be. The blog I got it from said you could put all the ingredients in a blender to make the marinate. I might do that next time. See if it adds a little more kick.
My dad loves raspberry so we added a lot of raspberry to the frosting. Buttercream is really buttery, duh right? But I had never really thought about it, and I am not sure if it is my favorite type of frosting.