Monday, August 8, 2016

Summertime Reads In

Since the last time I posted I must confess to have filled an inordinate amount of time reading. Reading for the fun of it, and having a grand time. Oh, there have been days filled with building planters, others filled with stitching on several projects and of course with rains slipping by to the north of us or to the south there has been plenty of mornings of watering all the new plantings.

But, throughout it all I have enjoying a bunch of books.
In January a group of us here started a book club. We plan on a whole year of women authors -- with a couple of books with lots of recipes thrown in for our June and December meetings.

Our first cook-book meeting was at the end of June and boy did we eat well -- with plenty to share about the author, Ruth Reichl and her wonderful book My Kitchen Year. Then there was all the food!!!
 Kristen set an incredible table.
it all started with broccoli rabe bruschetta
then gazpacho
 Michael's grilled london broil with onions
 Jim Lahe's no-knead bread
 along with corn pudding filled the menu out
and finally two incredible desserts
The Cake that Cures Everything
apple crisp

This meeting set everything rolling for a reading summer - though there hasn't been anything quite as yummy (at least yet).

Here's my reading list for so far.... I'd love to hear about other books you have enjoyed, too!

Lab Girl
A Man Called Ove
First Frost
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Full Dark House - Book 1 of Bryant & May Peculiar Crimes Unit series
The Water Room - Book 2
Seventy-Seven Clocks - Book 3
The 10-Second Staircase - Book 4

and am now reading...
Hold StillThe White Corridor - Book 5

The studio is a mess with almost as many projects being worked on as there have been books read... more on those for another day.

Happily reading....