A Book Worth Mentioning: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
I just finished reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. The books by this author are located in the teen section at the library. What, read a teen book?! I must confess, I am not a teen; actually I am far from being a teen. Okay, add another far to the first one...and you'll get a good idea of where I am coming from here. However, I know a good author when I see one.
Have you ever said the words, "the housework is never done"? If so, you are not alone. Women have been saying the same words for centuries. The book, Never Done by Susan Strasser, examines the role of housework throughout history. Strasser researched many primary sources, including advertisements, mail order catalogues, diaries, letters, and cookbooks to piece together daily life for women in the past.
I'm not a runner. It all seems rather boring and pointless to me. However, I do enjoy running sports like basketball or soccer. It might seem odd, but put some kind of ball in it, and running takes on a whole new meaning of excitement and entertainment. I wonder... could I actually enjoy running? The jury is still out trying to figure that one out.
Did you hear that central Arkansas had earthquakes Monday? The largest earthquake registered 3.8 in magnitude. Some of the quakes were felt in Louisiana, about 200 miles away. The US Geological Survey says there have been 19 recorded quakes in the area since Sunday.
Young Adult books are awesome, this I know. The writers and plots are sometimes so much better than what adult authors are writing. I’m not one to negate a great adult book though, and especially an animal story at that.
I’ve always been intrigued by small spaces. As a child, I thought living in a small apartment in a big city would be the coolest thing ever! Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger really made an impression. I told everyone I know about that book, and now I’m telling people I don’t know.
Tired of being on the dieting merry-go-round? Ready for a nutritional makeover? Then, I think you will enjoy reading Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. In this 140 page easy read, Pollan shares 64 simple principles for healthy eating including:
I came across a cookbook the other day that I just had to take home. In The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, Ree Drummond offers beautiful photography and step by step instructions for cooking some good country comfort food. She also includes some charming stories of her life on an Oklahoma ranch with her "Marlboro Man", her four children, and various animals.