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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Books Read

Very short post today

Books read

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
When the Emperor was Divine - Julie Otsuko

Absolute coincidence when I picked the books not knowing very similar themes/period
in American history etc. Both were sad, nostalgic and extremely good in turn! I loved them

Eating for England - Nigel Slater

Loved the book as I love good food. The book explained all that was English from sweets to biscuits to cakes to savoury dishes, both present and in the past. In great detail and with snippets of attitudes of people towards food which was very vivid and most interesting.

A measure of a Lady - Deeanne Gist

The Californian gold rush - a family seeking their fortune like thousands of others and how their
lives are effected by this. Thrown headlong without any anchor at all how the family survive and prosper was the theme of this book. Good reading for me as a first on this part of American history once again.

Heaps of books to come but am sad that Helen Simonson, Dodie Smith, Shirley Jackson and some of Thrity Umrigar not available at this library.


  1. I really want to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet. Everyone seems to love it!

  2. I also want to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet. Sounds really good! Glad you enjoyed your reads this week.

  3. Hi there
    Thanks for popping in and entering my giveaway... and thanks too for the book recommendations.. xx Julie

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have you entered in my giveaway. Thanks again!--Teresa

  5. I've only read the Nigel Slater but agree I really like it. He writes about food very well, with the real glee of someone hungry and who really appreciates every bite of food!