Reading cookbooks for fun? Yes!

I always thought that anyone who said that they read cookbooks for fun was just plain crazy. Come on, it's a reference book! It seemed like sitting down on the couch curled up with a cookbook was as ridiculous as takingĀ a Webster's Dictionary and reading itĀ from cover to cover. For me, cookbooks were about finding … Continue reading Reading cookbooks for fun? Yes!

Super Chicken Nugget Boy…and the Furious Fry by Josh Lewis

One day, Josh Lewis had a detailed conversation with his young nephew about a giant chicken nugget - that could talk and walk. Ā Topics like this, of course, are not uncommon among conversations with imaginative kids. Ā  However, the unique thing about this particular conversation was that it sparked a brilliant idea in Lewis called … Continue reading Super Chicken Nugget Boy…and the Furious Fry by Josh Lewis

Books in Progress

In my living room, I have an entire shelf of books devoted to "books people have lent me" and "books in progress." Ā Actually, the shelf is starting to overflow. Ā I love to read every day. Ā Lately though, I just haven't had the time to sit down with a book and really make as much of … Continue reading Books in Progress

Eat, Pray, Love…

When it rains like it is now, I have to find a good book, curl up and read. Ā I just starting to readĀ Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; so far, the first two dozen pages have kept me interested. Has anyone read it? Ā Any thoughts? Melissa

Julie and Julia

Has anyone read this book, Julie and Julia by Julie Powell?Ā  I just finished reading it here, in Italy.Ā  I am on vacation and spending a good deal of time on planes, trains, buses, and in a car.Ā  This is time which I am content to spend looking out windows and watching the rolling hills … Continue reading Julie and Julia

Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

In this constant struggle of mine to find (make) time for reading, writing, and discussion, I have joined a few sites online. Ā (As well as two book clubs which is a whole other story!) Ā  I am not sure if these sites will help me find more time or less, but I guess that only … Continue reading Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

New book by Nicholas Sparks

I have been a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks since his first book, The Notebook, was out in paperback. Ā It was funny how I learned about the book because I was actually given a free copy from a book vendor who sold books to pharmacies. Ā (I think that I also got a reference book about … Continue reading New book by Nicholas Sparks


Ā Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli I promised a review of this book in my recent reading post, and here it is. I loved this book very much.Ā  I have to say that right away.Ā  I had heard about it for a while and knew that Jerry Spinelli was a good writer, but never really thought that … Continue reading Stargirl

Recent reading ā€“ August 2008

Even though much of what I tried to read this month was reading-for-fun, August always means that school is not too far away, and so there were several must-read-before-September-gets-here additions to this recent reading list.Ā  (Any teachers, middle schoolers, or parents of middle schoolers reading the list may particularly appreciate these titles and recognize them … Continue reading Recent reading ā€“ August 2008

Recent reading – July 2008

I thought I would share some of the books that I have read recently. I was very busy until the end of July with graduate classes, but as soon as they were finished, I found time to read for fun again. Ā Please let me know if you have read any of these books, what you … Continue reading Recent reading – July 2008