Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Two (or more?) things

First, I just gave up on The Venetian Mask. I like the characters, and I like the story. But I don't care for Rosalind Laker's writing style at all. I was finding the book boring and tedious and had already given it 4x as long as I would typically give a book. Too many books, too little time.

Second, I'm joining Ex Libris' Soup's On challenge. I love cookbooks and have many I want to try and many on my bookshelf that I've never cooked from. This is a great way to try some new recipes. Actually, I bought a cookbook today (I don't count this as breaking my book diet): Put a Lid on It! Cookbook: Slow Cooker Recipes, Menus & Shopping Lists, which has some slow cooker recipes that look *really* good!

And now I'm picking up Stardust!

3 comments:

Ex Libris said...

So glad you are joining the Soup's On! challenge! Looking forward to your book choices and reviews.

Somer said...

I'm really looking forward to the challenge, too - just need to decide on books. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a "decide as I go" kind of thing, but I hope to focus on ethnic foods (except for this one I bought yesterday).

Debi said...

I used to force myself to finish every book I started. Thankfully, I've given up on that ridiculous habit. You are so right...too many books, too little time! Sorry the book just wasn't doing it for you though :(