I do love memoirs and books about food and having heard about this book I requested it from our local public library, always feeling guilty about not using what the Manor library contains.....there is a wealth of books on our shelves and after all, I'm supposed to be a partial librarian here. It seems disloyal somehow to go elsewhere for my reading material.
There was a wait for my turn to check it out and life must have been busy for when the due date arrived to return it, I wasn't even half way through, so back it went to keep peace in the family (Mr. Bob does NOT tolerate overdue fines).
But the title kept appearing in articles and food blogs I read, so I placed a request for it again. Waited. Started the book again from the beginning and was so struck with the quality of writing that I regretted the moments when I had to put it aside to rest my weary eyes. I managed to finish it on the morning of the due date and now realize that it was one of those books that spoils for a while anything else one tries to follow it with.
It will come out in paperback toward the end of this month and I'm going to purchase a copy and donate it to the Manor library just so others can enjoy it and I may have another chance someday.
Google it, to get a better idea of the subject. And if you're intrigued and follow through by reading it let me know what you think.
|“You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”|