Why do our heads get stuck in books long after the story has ended? I set out to find some answers to the book hangover phenomenon.
— Read on bookriot.com/psychology-of-a-book-hangover/
oh my God. Someone finally names this. I feel so much better. 😄😄😄
New publications serve up classics and more, with flair! I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who loves to read a cookbook from cover…
Constantly Cooking’s 2022 cookbook gift guide
Another bloggers pick: https://thebackfenceblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/10/373-cookbooks-and-counting/
The cookbook of the month club. Recipes tested by friends: https://cookbookamonth.wordpress.com
A review of Mediterranean cookbooks: https://deleciousfood.com/6-best-mediterranean-cookbooks-of-2022-healthy-food-cookbooks/
So what are your favourite cookbooks?
or have you given up on cookbooks in favour of on line recipes?
19 Tips For Reading More This Year
— Read on www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/ariannarebolini/how-to-read-more-pandemic-2021
My favourite is the Chrome Extension so you can synch your Goodreads with the library you use. I also discovered Libby is the app to download for Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver Island public library not Overdrive.
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/11/23/books/review/best-books.html
This has been a challenging year for us all. I have been fortunate to end up in Courtenay on Vancouver Island where there have been few cases of COVID19. In past years I have spend Christmas in Hornby Island, Puerta Vallarta, Costa Rica, Phoenix, Ottawa, Algeria and London England. As I went down memory lane in my photos, I enjoyed the memories each picture brought. I am enjoying watching Rick Steves on PBS and trying to see if I recognize any of the places he visits. This year’s pictures don’t have people in them for the obvious reasons. I will be doing a Zoom Christmas as others will be.
My favourite things to keep my busy have been walking, reading, Netflix, and my instant pot. I have discovered cooking as other have and have tested a few recipes I would like to share.
Slow cooker Spanish Stew
Jamie Oliver’s Pesto Recipe. Use fresh basil from Thriftys. I found a new pasta called pappardelle in a specialty deli which is like fettuccini which was not in stock at Quality Foods. Odd?
My Netflix favourites have been Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad and several series about politics: Designated Survivor (US), The Crown (UK). Borgen(Denmark) and Marseille ( France). These all captured my attention for many evenings over the past months. My favourite books of the year have been Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I’d read them all again.
Another activity that has kept me engaged has been a weekly zoom meeting with 7 other bloggers from across Canada and the US. We have met every weeks since March. We had an in person meetup with 4 of the bloggers on Hornby Island during the summer. It is a fascinating way to get to know people in a more intimate level than in person. I thank the bloggers for their fun and support over the year.
I thought I would share some pictures of the area and my new COVID pastime with my new camera. It’s been amazingly mild here and there are some great beaches for beachcombing and birding.
I wish a happy and safe 2021 to all my readers.
barrows golden eye
green winged teal
red chested chickadee
white capped sparrow
In her latest book, out now, Oluo examines the cultural and political underpinnings of what she calls the “mediocre-white-man-industrial complex.”
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90580960/ijeoma-oluos-new-book-interrogates-white-male-mediocrity
I have been doing all kinds of artwork for the past 20 years and hoped I would do more once I retired. I have some examples on my website and some resources for beginners. I have recently started experimenting with alcohol inks which allows for much freeer process. I occasionally sell my work at shows.
Stories and photos from Scotland
— Read on ailishsinclair.com/
Another interesting read for me as I read about witchcraft trials in Scotland when I was doing my Genealogy.