How to Bake Pi is simply terrific–one of those unclassifiable books that’s incredibly smart and incredibly appealing.
Reading to children is, was, and always will be a good thing–it’s a great way to help them become readers: awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills.
*** BOOK: Kitchen Confidential–Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition) AUTHOR: Anthony Bourdain YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2007 (original edition, 2000) REVIEW: *** I really miss restaurants these days. I like large parties, and happy hours after work, and tasting menus with wine pairings, and pub grub, and treating those younger and broker than me, and … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Kitchen Confidential
*** NOVEL: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine AUTHOR: Gail Honeyman YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2017 REVIEW: *** Eleanor Oliphant is not fine, not fine at all. Gail Honeyman is a good writer, though, and she’s created a rather remarkable character here in her debut novel. I am somewhat mystified by the reception this book has received–my … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
*** NOVEL: Momo AUTHOR: Michael Ende YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1973 REVIEW: *** Back in 2018, I asked the musician Steve Sandberg for some book recommendations, and he mentioned a book for children called Momo, which I wasn’t familiar with. (He also recommended Lizard Music, which is excellent–I’d just about forgotten about its existence, and was happy … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Momo