It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
My reading has slowed as other things like gardening, trip-planning, and celebrating birthdays sped up.
I was on track for my exercise goals in my first report for May: Readers’ Workouts May 8 (Check back tomorrow to see if I still am. It will take a fair amount of effort to get there.)
I received and awarded my first ever blogging award: Liebster Blog Award.
For Weekend Cooking, I celebrated my 50th birthday with Chocolate Chip Bread: Weekend Cooking: Chocolate Chip Bread.
I didn’t finish any books last week.
I read about half of Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs. I want to finish it, but there’s a waiting list at the library and they want it back. So, I’ll have to pick it up again later. I’ve switched back to Why Calories Count by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim, a book I started in April during the Read-a-Thon.
I’m still reading Color Me English, the next selection for our book club. If I’m going to get it back to the library in time for someone else to read it, I’ll need to get through it more quickly. It turns out to be a collection of essays. I’m enjoying it, but there’s no plot to drive me through the pages.
Julia’s Child by Sarah Pinneo is a May selection of the From Left to Write Book Club so I want to read that. I’m wishing for something purely fun, though, so I after Julia’s Child, I’ll pick a romance or a YA novel.
What are you reading?
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
You have some good food books coming up! I need to post tomorrow for my fitness update – have to keep it in my head 🙂
I think I need to pick up a copy of Why Calories Count…it sounds like it might help me out with eating the right way!
Have a great week!
Kristin @ Always With a Book
I love the cover of Why Calories Count. Happy reading.
I think you posted about this kind of thing before, but I’m the kind of person who can only handle one book at a time, haha. How do you do all this?
Congrats on the blog award, by the way! That’s really cool!
Okay, what is Wade reading … I’m about a third of the way through “The Last Boy”, a biography about Mickey Mantle, the Yankees’ superstar of the ’50s and ’60s. It’s great in that it’s more regular biography than your typical sports biography with all kinds of stats on every page. More narrative, and you feel like you’re really getting to know Mantle as the small-town, blue-collar background boy/man that he was, thrust into the national spotlight but keeping his naive and some would say charming personality throughout his life.
That sounds really good, Wade. I think I’d really enjoy the story told in that way.
Happy Birthday Joy! Your chocolate chip bread sounds amazing! I just finished Eats Soots & Leaves and about to start Peg Kehret’s Small Steps. Looking forward to it!
I’ve been meaning to read Eats Shoots & Leaves — it seems like a fun take on the topic.
I am a bit late here, but my read on Monday and now is The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook by Anne Willan. The teeny tiny type in the sidebars and boxed text is hurting my eyes. Grumble. Grumble. It is a comprehensive survey of famous cookbooks, beginning in the Middle Ages, but I wonder how much of it will stick with me. The historical recipes are interesting.
What a terrific concept for a book. It never occurred to me that there would be a history of cookbooks.