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Sunday Post #3: Reading Through Cold Season

vintage lettersI haven’t been able to do much reading, or writing this month – a sick kid and a sick car have taken all the attention (rightly so!) Thankfully the chaos has calmed. Now I just have to wait and wonder when it will be my turn with the headcold… (cue ominous music.)

Last week on The Inky Whisk

Celine by Peter Heller
Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub

And “Kitchen Library,” about recipe cards, booklets, and other ephemera that get left behind in vintage cookbooks.

Currently reading

The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess. (pub date: July 25, 2017) Hooray for Amelia Peabody!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (pub date: May 9, 2017)
Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly (pub date: May 2, 2017)

Coming next week:

No book reviews until the week after next when these are published:


Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great week full of great books!

This is linked to:
The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date

Sunday Post #2

vintage letters

It was a long week of warm weather/cold weather/warm weather/cold weather. I don’t know if I should hibernate or spring clean.

Last week’s reviews on The Inky Whisk

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Plus “Kitchen Library,” which was about my very favorite, go-to, always reliable, had-it-since-my-first-apartment cookbook Fannie Merritt Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cook Book.


Currently (or still!) reading

Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente (pub date: June 6, 2017)
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer (pub date: April 25, 2017)
South and West by Joan Didion (pub date: March 7, 2017)
Plus my next book club read The Buried Giants by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Book Cover with Cartoon Dragon HandI have a new galley that I requested just for the cover. That’s right. The cover tickled me. I mean, look at this cover.

In fairness, while the cover caught my eye, the details drew me in. The publisher’s blurb calls it “the unholy child of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, and Sixteen Candles.” Say no more – I’m in.

“Gork” is a coming-of-age story and, despite appearances, is not billed as a YA novel.  Author Hudson has published in various prestigious literary journals, collected an impressive array of awards, and was named one of 20 Best Young American Novelists by Granta. I can’t wait to read this one – but I promised myself I would finish my current reads before starting another book. It’s a bad habit of mine.

Gork, The Teenage Dragon will be published by Knopf in July.

Coming next week:

As for book reviews, I’m caught up on galleys and reading well ahead. (That is a thing that almost NEVER happens.) So… we will see what I come up with, if anything!

Kitchen Library #2:
Don’t you love buying a vintage cookbook and finding little booklets, yellowed recipe cards, and newspaper tear-outs inside? I will share a few interesting bonus items I have I found over the years (hint: tomato soup cake, anyone?)

This is linked to:
the Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date

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