From the Bookbasket

A Homemade Life 
by Molly Wizenberg, 2009
Sometimes I do stupid things; like going to the BPL during finals week.  Last Monday I picked up this book, read the first two chapters on the subway, finished another two chapters after dinner, and never did get around to that research paper.
Honestly, I LOVE this book.  It is a another blog turned book success story.  Wizenberg, author and chef behind the popular blog Orangette, compiled this book to share her recipes and their accompanying annecdotal life stories.  The humor, the diction, the witty tone, the food (I've vowed to make the Chocolate Ginger Banana Bread), it is all lovely and makes a very good reason to procrastinate on term papers and statistics problems!  I think you will enjoy it immensely.
Journalism: A Very Short Introduction
by Ian Hargreaves, 2005
I would like to recommend the "Very Short Introduction" series as a great method to quickly get aquainted with a subject without carrying around the bright yellow and more conspicuous "____ For Dummies" books.  I am interested in health writing and nutrition journalism, so this book provided a friendly introduction to an unfamiliar world.  This British series also has a list of other topics in the arts, sciences, and various other assorted subjects.
Ideas for a Summer Reading List
Summer Reading! "What's Friedman Reading?".
Check out this link for over 100 titles spanning various topics related to cooking, nutrition, agriculture, food policy, public health, and more.   Someone from school conducted a literary survey of the graduate students and staff, and then she published the results.  I am inspired by the depth and breadth of interests represented by my classmates and colleagues!  Marian Nestle, Barbara Kingsolver, Eric Schlosser, Dave Eggers, Wendell Berry, Raj Patel....I think this list will keep me busy turning pages well past the summer time!

Of course, I always love hearing from you.  Any new reads I should add to my list for the Boston Public Library? 


MelindaRD said...

Looks like you picked up some good reads. I keep buying books and then keeping taking classes and working more and now I have no time to read. I want to read!

mr. pineapple man said...

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds like great books! I have quite a few books on my "list of summer reads"... Unfortunately, it's hard to make the time... But I've decided to blog less and read more books this summer!

Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro said...

LOL, I vow to do the slow-roasted tomatoes - I loved this book too! [K]

Kasey said...

I haven't read a good book in a few months... after my wedding (in two weeks!), I plan to hit up my local library to check out some summer reads!

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