Tuesday, June 7, 2011

on my nightstand

from the top:

-this is my first year subscribing to Everyday Food. they're nice to flip through for easy meal ideas.

-i really enjoyed the first book in this series, so i had to pick up the second one, The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson. i haven't read enough to say whether it is as good as the first one yet...

-Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal by Joel Salatin is a little rant-y but enjoyable. we watched Food Inc last night, which wasn't surprising, but totally depressing. it was great to see Joel's farm featured.

-Game Change by John Heileman and Mark Halperin. one of my big loves is politics and this was a really fun read.

-Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne. i've had this is my hold list at the library for months. it is written by a therapist who is also a waldorf teacher. i haven't read much of it yet, but so far the gist is slowing down and simplifying your life for a better outcome with your kids. i'm trying really hard to keep my little one away from tv as long as i can.

-Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros is a cookbook with gorgeous photos and interesting recipes. i haven't made any of them yet, but a few are on my list...

a week before my little one was born i was thinking that i really wanted to read Game Change and realized that i shouldn't wait. i ordered it from amazon and of course went into labor the next day. i was in labor for four days and this book arrived on my second day of labor. obviously i didn't start it until after she was born. i read it while i was nursing which was great, but then she started moving more and reading while nursing didn't work well. so it lived on a shelf for quite some time. about eight months went by before i was ready to pick it back up. when i did i saw my bookmark and had to laugh at how indicative it was of the time i had started reading it.

1 comment:

  1. I've got Apples for Jam - such a beautiful book, isn't it. Everything I've made out of it has been delicious (although from recollection a lot of her recipes seem a bit too complicated for someone who prefers to whip up a meal in less than ten minutes). Kellie xx