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!


Sharon 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 :(