Recollection Wednesday: Julie & Julia (and the modern memoir)

Oh the food writer, chef, or foodie memoir.  I am a sucker for them.  I love food.  I love shows about food.  FOOD! Julie & Julia was the food memoir for my generation.  It includes all the key elements of a 2000 era memoir: Blogger post 9/11 questioning your life references to Buffy the VampireRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Waiting for Snow in Havana

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is another story about post-revolutionary life for Cubans.  In this case, it is a memoir about refugees. I didn’t read this in Miami.  In fact, I often avoided Cuban literature as a child and teenager.  I was just too close and I didn’t like the romanticismRead more

Recollect Wednesday: Left for Dead

I wanted to talk about Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest before the big movie comes out in a few weeks.  What movie you ask?  Everest, which actually came out in September.  The reason I didn’t write this then was because I wasn’t doing this type of post back them.  I don’t suspect many peopleRead more

Weekly Meeting: A Few of Memoirs and Reviewing October

Books Discussed: You’re Never Weird on the Internet Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Eating and Drinking: Chai tea from Mill No. 5 with keylime and ginger almonds I like celebrity memoirs.  Primarily because the celebrities that interest me are funny people or because it’s a micro-memoir (see Christi’s meeting for As You Wish).  JustRead more

Book Club of 1: Meeting 6 – Neil Patrick Harris is Amazeballs!

Books Finished: The Postman Always Rings Twice Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Fifty Shades of Grey Blind Descent Snow Falling on Cedars Drinking The last bit of Moscato wine that Pat, Christi, and I drank Saturday night. Eating Those special Lays truffle fries potato chips- they are pretty good- like sour cream andRead more

Book Club of 1- Meeting 4: Furiously Happy

Books finished this week: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Walden Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Drinking: Flat pink Moscato because I let it sit in the fridge too long and the bubbles dissipated.  This happens with bubbly things. It’s too late to eat anything.  I have 1 minute until JohnRead more