On break from teaching duties, Paul Theroux decides to travel from his home in Boston to Patagonia. Along the way he paints a vivid picture of not only the scenery passing by, but of all the people he meets along the way. It will make you want to hop on the next train to see how far you can go!
The Sun Does Shine is a mind blowing memoir that reads like a novel. Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongly accused and convicted of murder at age 29 and spent the next 29 years of his life on death row. Not an easy read but a powerful story of hope and resilience.
This book is perfect for the true crime nerd who also loves good writing! McNamara’s prose will keep you flipping through the pages. Reading this book is like bundling up in your favorite blanket on a cool day.
If you have ever visited Japan, or plan to, this cookbook will give you a glimpse into the culinary tastes of Japanese cooking. The recipes and techniques are paired with pictures of the delicious foods. My personal favorite is Yaki Onigiri. Yaki Onigiri is simply grilled rice balls. They are delicious!
"A tidy house is a tidy mind" - I couldn't agree with this more! As a mother of two young children, my life is often chaotic and messy, leaving me feeling out of control and mentally unorganized. Thanks to this book, I have a sustainable lifestyle free of excess clutter. I try my best to only keep items that spark joy or are useful, including kitchen items, my wardrobe, books, art supplies...everything! This book has taught me to be a more conscious consumer and allows me to come home at the end of a long day to a peaceful and inviting home. I truly believe living by the principles in this book can change your life!
Although this memoir was heart wrenchingly sad in parts, there were as many beautiful day to day moments included that made it very enjoyable at the same time. I was so impressed with the author’s ability to show humor and gratitude for life while going through treatment for terminal cancer. For me it was a thought provoking book that helped me gain even more appreciation for the importance of family, friends and ordinary moments.
I have hunted for a long time for a recipe that does justice to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Illinois. The Grilled Pork Banh Mi (page 92) and Carrot and Daikon Pickles (page 91) recipes have come the closest! Plus, they are fairly easy and quick. As our tradition, before dinner, you must have a Vietnamese Coffee (page 176).