Friday, December 12, 2008

Random Musings

I'm so glad it is Friday! I made it safely home from Vermont yesterday, earlier than planned due to an incoming storm. I was strongly encouraged to get out while I could - I am so glad I heeded that advice!

While in Burlington I ate dinner with one of my favorite co-workers at a place called Leunig's Bistro. I have eaten there a few times, but Miss A has never been to Burlington. I knew that Leunig's would have to be our spot for dinner. It was wonderful!

I started with a pumpkin chowder with toasted pumpkin seeds on top. It was wonderful! I followed with the special of the day. It had a braised beef (shredded) with apples, carrots, potatoes and some other ingredients & was served on a bed of pumpkin mashed potatoes. It was also wonderful! Something about being in below freezing weather just makes me want to eat warm comfort foods. I have to be very conscious of what/how much I eat though, as it can definitely wreck havoc on a person's diet.

I started this blog to write mainly about food, because I love to cook & there is nothing better than a great meal with a good bottle of wine. So I hope that you'll bear with me as I drift along to other topics. Sometimes my mood just doesn't fall to food - however rare that is!

So, my thoughts lately have been around books. What I've read & what I want to read. I'll admit, in the summer there is nothing better than a light "chick lit" book - you know, Sophie Kinsella, Candace Bushnell, Emily Giffin. Around this time of year, however, I really try to read books that aren't that light, that make me think.

So I've compiled a list of books that are on my must read list. Some of the top ones on my list are:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

I also want to read The Shack by William P. Young.

What is on your must read list right now?


Chitown Meg said...

I am STILL trying to get thru Kite Runner....maybe I should be trying something lighter as you have mentioned. Maybe I'll get a good romance novel for my cruise :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have been in the middle of The Shack for way too long. I am not sure why. But I did get over the hump and have just been falling asleep without reading. I really need to finish it this weekend so I can get on to others. Have you read the Twilight series? I imagine you have heard all about it over the blogosphere. I jumped on the bandwagon late but finished them up quickly in time for the movie.

Kristen said...

No time for reading right now. Maybe I'll try one of yours when things calm down...let me know which one is best.

Mrs. Potts said...

I did read the Twilight series. I jumped on the bandwagon fairly late as well but finished the books fairly quickly! I'm not sold on the movie, I think it may be a bit of a letdown.

Anonymous said...

Do you want me to send you The Shack? I have 2 copies - I received a copy in the Favorite Things Exchange I participated it, but I had already read it. Let me know, would be glad to send it to you.