I really enjoyed this book. It’s helped me more in my personal life, with all my side hustles, than at my academic job.

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3/18/2018 Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin I Hate Everyone But You Nice refreshing piece of fiction after a long piece of nonfiction
3/27/2018 Maureen Johnson Truly Devious Very good. Really enjoyed it. Can’t wait for the next 2 in the trilogy.
5/8/2018 Andrea Curtis What’s For Lunch: how schoolchildren eat around the world Cute children’s book. Want to own a copy.
7/4/2018 Irving Stone The Agony & the Ecstasy very interesting
7/28/2018 Annie Spence Dear Fahrenheit 451 Cute. Especially funny if you’re a librarian.
8/11/2018 Florence King Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady Hilarrious, and scandelous.
9/29/2018 Rockridge Press The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners Yummy
10/25/2018 Michael Pollan Cooked: a natural history of transformation Dense, but full of information; worth reading
12/15/2018 Bill Price 50 Foods that Changed the Course of History Bibliography used for CD purposes
12/19/2018 Edgar Cantero Meddling Kids OMG SOOOO GOOOD!
12/20/2018 Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Mysteries #3 Moon Spinners
12/22/2018 Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Mysteries #4 A Holiday Yarn Didn’t see the murderer coming!
12/23/2018 Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Mysteries #5 The Wedding Shawl
12/26/2018 Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Mysteries #6 A Fatal Fleece
12/27/2018 Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Mysteries #7 Angora Alibi
12/29/2018 Sally Goldenbaum Seaside Knitters Mysteries #8 Murder in Merino

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Finished reading this book and working through the Breakthrough Exercises in this book. Really enjoyed it.

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I really enjoyed reading this book. If you’re interested in food history, this is an excellent book to check out. The Further Reading list in the back also has some great suggestions.

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Title: Victoria & Abdul: the True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant

Author: Shrabani Basu

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Brief Review: “The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.” This was a very nice book. I”m not usually into biographies and memoirs, but this one was good. I really enjoyed it. One thing I will say is that no single person is responsible for the way Abdul was treated. Multiple people, including Abdul and the Queen, are to blame.

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Title: Truly Devious (Book 1 of 3)

Author:  Maureen Johnson

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One quarter of the year is over! I got a lot accomplished in the last three months, and I’m hoping to get more done this quarter.

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Title: I Hate Everyone But You

Authors: Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

I enjoyed this book. It was a refreshing quick read after my last book. I feel the way it was formatted (emails and text message conversations) really helped with the speed reading.

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This book, Fic, took me longer to get through than I anticipated.

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To be perfectly honest, I was hesitant to list the books I read in 2017. I honestly didn’t think I had read that many, and compared to years past, I haven’t.

But I averaged over a book a month, which isn’t too bad. Also, some of these books took me awhile to get through, sometimes because of length, and other times because the material was so dense, I had to take it in in small chunks. I also have review videos to go along with these titles, which can be found on my Book Reviews Playlist.

  1. 100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters by Stephen Le

Comment: Made some interesting points; had to read in short runs; a lot of info to process.

2. The Writing Life compiled by the National Book Award Winners

Comment: Some essays were interesting, some I skipped.

3. Knitting Yarns & Spinning Tales: a Knitter’s Stash of Wit and Wisdom edited by Kari Cornell

Comment: Quick read. Alright.

4. Pickled, Potted, and Canned: How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World by Sue Shephard

Comment: Very informative.

5. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Comment: Good story. Kept me hooked. Recommended.

6. The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, & Christina Skye

Comment: Macomber: romance w/ knitting sprinkled on top; Mallery: set in a yarn shop w/ a graphic sex scene; Skye: didn’t finish because too many injured animals.

7. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Comment: Very good book for learning about where food comes from. Takes awhile to get through though.

8. Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression by Clara Cannucciari

Comment: Reminded me of Nona/Grandma Lellie

9. Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs by Questlove

 

Comment: Interesting, glad it was a free review copy.

10. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Comment: Nice follow up to The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

11. Only Skein Deep (Knitting Mystery #15) by Maggie Sefton

Comment: Let down. #14 was filler and set up for this one. Murder was an afterthought. Pregnancy main focus.

12. Finders Keepers: a Tale of Archaeology Plunder & Obsession by Craig Childs

Comment: Better than anticipated. Seedy underbelly of archaeology.

13. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Comment: Better than expected, but the wife was too passive for me.

14. Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Comment: Nice summary of both The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.

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