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October 18,2012

What I’m Reading

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Lately I’ve been struggling with getting through a whole book.  My attention span isn’t what it used to be.  I struggle with sitting still and focusing on the story.  I need a storyline that draws me in from the very beginning, that I connect with on a need level, as in, I need to read this book right now because it really resonates with me.  These days, a good book is hard for me to find.  I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn this summer, and it was a great thriller.  Then, I sat still long enough to read the humorous memoir Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?  by Mindy Kaling.

My favorite literary niche is food narrative.  And, so far, I have only found two books that fit into this description.  The first book I ever found in this genre was Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser.  This book was an awakening for me.   It is hands-down my favorite book, I have read it at least 5 times, and I have given it to several of my fellow-foodie friends.  I have also tried several of the recipes in the book, and they have all been exceptional!

Along these lines is where my latest book conquest has come.  I thought that I had just ordered a sample on my Kindle, but the next morning, I had a receipt in my inbox, and the whole book waiting for me on my Kindle.  And so I began reading Lunch in Paris:  A Love Story in Recipes.

This book reminded me a lot of Cooking for Mr. Latte.  There are a few recipes in this book that I may actually try.  But, the actual narrative was a lovely story about a girl who falls in love with France.  Reading it was a nice escape.

Next on my bookshelf are:

Blog Inc. is a book I’ve seen around that I can’t wait to read to give me some guidance and inspiration as to how to grow my blog viewership and start building a community of readers.

A Homemade Life is a book that I fell in love with just by looking at the cover.  Hoping that it’s as good to read as it looks from the cover.  The author pens a very popular blog called Orangette.  You may want to check it out.

So tell me, what are you reading?  Do you have a favorite niche genre?  I’m always on the lookout for a great read.

Thanks for Looking & Happy reading!

xo Allison