Monday, April 20, 2009

Book Review and Dinner Menu

Finished all of my library books. The James Herriot biography by his son was awesome. If you've not read Herriot's books (All Creatures Great & Small series) and you appreciate gifted writing about simpler times, give them a try. Most libraries have them.

The Last Town On Earth was more or less lame. Seemed promising but turned into some kind of thinly veiled political statement that ended up ticking me off (conservative Republican that I am.) The story really went no where as the author was more interested in trying to convince the reader that all war is the result of capitalism and stupid men who follow without question. I'm still ticked off!

Now I have no library books left and it's cold and rainy out so no way I'm going anywhere. I'll have to read the shampoo bottle tonight.

I made a delicious dinner of stuffed chicken breast, asparagus, corn, salad and cranberry sauce and the Mr. won't get up and eat just because he has a fever and the flu. Ungrateful is what he is.


Pat said...

Do you still have a box full of books in the garage? I'm about ready to come over a check out a few more. I just finished your Jodi Picoult book, "Perfect Match".
Poor Dean..I'm praying for him.

Stacy said...

I'm happy to hear that you, too, like asparagus! I toss mine in olive oil, salt, pepper, and bake in a 350* oven for about 15 minutes, or until crisp/tender! It's delicious!

Mrs. Mac said...

Sorry to read the Mr. has the flu :( I'm probably as or more ticked off as you about the political upheaval our country is in. We're being backed into a corner and turned into extremists. This is such an Obamanation ... and I feel as sick as your Mr. (barf, retch, burp, belch ... OK, I'll stop :)

Amrita said...

I love James herriot, I think I have this book

Constance said...

I LOVE to read! There are classics in my library that I go through every couple of years (GWTW, Lonesome Dove series, Shogun, etc) I LOVE biographies and my favorite person to read about as of late is Theodore Roosevelt.

There's something about picking up a book and being transported to another time and another place. I buy my books used at a cheaper price since these are books I know I will go back read again and again. For the ones I'm uncertain about, I check them out from the library and then they go on my "list", either "buy" or "don't bother".

Trish said...

Poor Dean, is right. Go over there and pet the guy for goodness sakes.
I love to read...right now at the request of Tomer. I am reading Dave Ramsey's book on Finances. Thought it would bore the snot out of me...but to my surprise it is quite good.

Margie said...

I could have sworn I left you a comment on here yesterday...

YIKES!! I must be losing my mind. I found a compilation of James at the Thrift store, I almost picked it up for you!

I hope Dean feels better!

Deb said...

I own all four of the books in that Herriot series. Loved them. Read them years ago - high school or early college.

Believe it or not, I have read four books - completely - start-to-finish in the last two weeks. And I'm working on number five. See what having no working computer can do! I can't remember the last time I read so many books in so short of time - probably high school.