Yesterday and today have been somewhat hellish with the return of the dreaded migraine. I had a good run there. Almost a month since going on the new meds. My doc upped the dosage, so hopefully I'll be back in good shape in no time. I just had a nice latte and a couple of advil and I'm already starting to feel almost human again, so I thought I'd start to get caught up on my book posts.
First of all, I finished this. . .
That's Julie & Julia by Julie Powell. And I have to say that it was a lot different than I thought it would be. There was a lot of cooking, a lot of butter and a lot of strange animal parts being consumed, sure. There was also an underlying message that seemed to hit home for me. I think that for the author in the end it was less about food and more about challenging herself and finding her raison d'etre.
Oh yeah, I also loved her New York attitude and her liberal politics :) And I should tell you that the author started as a blogger! I did not know this when I picked up the book. So I just decided to go looking for her blog and it's still there although she hasn't posted to it since Julia Child's death.
Okay. So I was all gung-ho to read Wicked next, but I read Julie & Julia so quickly that Wicked didn't arrive in time. I tried to start The Sea by John Banville, but I just wasn't feeling it. Then the squirrel got into the transformer (or at least that's what I heard) and the power went out. We went out to dinner and the bookstore and came home with a pile of books. So now I'm reading this book. . .
Peace like a River by Leif Enger. I'm really enjoying this book! The authors is a great storyteller and the main character is a wonderfully likeable boy . It's also got a weird magical realism thing going on (read "religious miracle" which I suppose is the magical realism of the midwest).
I've also had some fiber and baking books arrive, but I'll have to write about those another day. Right now I need to rest and make this headache go away.