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Thursday, July 26, 2012

What I've Been Reading - July 2012

I am joining Rick Jill at Art@Home for her next Literary Friday, sharing with you what I've been reading this month!

Our evening book club, The Litwits, was hosted by Sam & Alexa this month, for a very different kind of book club.  And it was so much fun!

Sam & Alexa own 240Sweet, a gourmet marshmallow company.  I love seeing their marshmallow story pop up in places like O! Magazine.  They are also very busy caterers.  They always host a great evening for the Litwits.

We met at the 240Sweet shop for dinner.  Everyone was asked to cook a recipe out of one of their favorite cookbooks, and bring the dish and recipe to the Litwits dinner.  We went around the table sharing why we chose that cookbook in particular, and what we had brought to serve.  What a fun idea, and I got some great ideas for new recipes.

Excuse all the iPhone photos...

Mama, this is for you...

Stacy makes the absolute BEST macarons!

You would think all we had were desserts, from these photos!

The talent in this group is amazing...

mmm, there's Leigh's remoulade sauce again - so delicious!

A great time to enjoy some delicious food and talk about a special kind of book!

I finished two non-health related books since my last post. 
I'm not the steady reader in the summer months - too busy outside I guess!

I've had Classical Music for Dummies next to my bed for a long, long time.
I finally finished it this month.
The family had a really good time going through the first chapter together over dinner each night for a few months. 
The first 80 page chapter covers the important composers starting back with the Monks and leading up to the 20th century.
We learned a lot about the composers themselves, and about the different styles of classical music that have evolved over the last 500 years.

I then finished the book on my own.  This is an absolute fantastic book if you are interested in learning more about the subject.  The two authors, famous composers themselves, have written a hilarious book that keeps you engaged the entire way through.

Loved It

And then my turn finally came at the library for the second installment of Veronica Roth's Divergent series - this one titled Insurgent.  I really liked Divergent, and was excited about the follow-up and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT.  The story picks right up where the first one left off, and was non-stop the entire time.

If you aren't familiar with this series, it's somewhat similar to The Hunger Games.  I highly recommend it.  Veronica Roth is very young - she finished the first book while still in college.  I see a great writing future for her!

Loved It

And that's what I've been reading! 

1 comment:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hey, Bonnie! Thanks so much for linking up! I really wish I could be a Litwit. I love the idea of picking out a cookbook and bringing a dish from it...brilliant idea! *and fun*

I have had Divergent on my TBR list forever. I want to read it! I am actually reading a cookbook that is also like a journal. It has been so interesting! I will be blogging about it next Friday.

We are moving Shanley into her apartment tomorrow and Sunday. I dread it. I am going to miss my girl!