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I was readying to ask whether anyone else gets the same absolute rush, the same total thrill, out of a great library trip, like I do. That disproportionate, heart-swelly, irrationally exuberant joy that makes no sense at all, when I staple words to it. But then I remembered the company I keep. You are book people. I'm betting you get it. We had a good library run, Sunday. We stopped by the third of three branches in our itty-bitty system, which, somehow, in five-plus years here, we'd never visited. A movie mission brought us there, and we fully intended a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at remedial eating
oh Carla, he's PERFECT! And 90 minutes?! Does it get any better?! (Those those quickies are tough, I know!) CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Now, go snuggle :)
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on He's Here!!! at small + friendly
I wondered if that was a new piano! Oh, glory be. Enjoy. And that second photo is just the best. A happy boy with a new instrument and Simon and Garfunkel, to boot? What could be better. Well, music and crafts and books and each other. That's a pretty great combo, if you ask me.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on April days at SouleMama
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Oh, how utterly thrilling!! Also? Under the easy, utterly lovely parsnip category? Cut into knobs, tossed with olive oil, salted well, and roasted in a hot oven until burnished at the edges and sweet and candy-like in the middle. Perfect. Enjoy!!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2014 on from the garden at SouleMama
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Yes! Thank you for asking. Will update shortly! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on but a grand little one at remedial eating
Finished it in the wee hours of the morning, and I have to say, the ending was all that. Possibly better executed, even, than The Goldfinch ending, which wonderful as the book was, had -- in my humble opinion -- a few issues. And yes, my laundry pile fits your description to a T ;) M
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on but a grand little one at remedial eating
We did! The Thorne rooms!! I heard about them my entire childhood, and then, failed to realize that they were right there in the basement of the Art Institute when we first went, several years ago (Doh!). Thanks to a kindly octogenarian docent, I realized my error this time around. Capital A-mazing.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2014 on but a grand little one at remedial eating
Ooh, thats worth a lot, actually. Thanks, Hannah!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on with real reservations at remedial eating
Margaret, So funny, about The Night Circus! I read the description, and it frankly didnt sound at ALL like my kind of book (too surreal; too historical fiction; not my thing). And yet, Im totally immersed. Maybe it just crossed my path at the right time; yours, at the wrong one. I find the timing of books, the moment at which we cross paths with them, a huge, silent influence on how I receive them. Ive not read Wintersons book! Duly added to the list. Thanks so much, Molly
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on with real reservations at remedial eating
Kirti, Well, hello! And thank you for the kind note. As to a reading/favorites list, Ive been thinking of just that, particularly after this recent energetic discussion. I have none such at the moment, though the comments are fraught with wonderful recommendations! And I would like to pull something together soon. Best, Molly
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on notwithstanding at remedial eating
I never, ever skimp on butter. Its part of my personal manifesto :) xo, M
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It is an easy city to whizz past -- man, they drive fast! But should you whizz by again, do take a pit-stop. So worth it! xo, M
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on but a grand little one at remedial eating
Indeed, it was, the whole extended hour :)
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on but a grand little one at remedial eating
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As I said, Spring Break afforded no time for a big road trip. But a little one, à la minute? That's another story. The drive from Columbus to Chicago is a little like Seattle to Spookaloo, plus a bit. To, say, Smelterville. Only, when you get there, instead of a pop. of 627 plus a Wal-Mart, there's a bean. An enormous, way-larger-than-life bean. Mirrored. Under which one can walk. And in which one can spy a few buildings. Maybe 627? The human pop. is considerably more. So: like Smelterville, only different. We'd made the trip once before, and so knew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at remedial eating
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Oh, I need to get on the audio bandwagon! Do you borrow and use Overdrive or buy or or or... ? Trying to figure out how best to SOURCE! And yes! Reading! I've just been having this exact conversation! Lots of wonderful recommendations from wonderful readers in the comments, here: http://www.remedialeating.com/2014/03/with-real-reservations.html Echoing The Fault in Our Stars; glorious. The Book Thief is on my nightstand. At the moment, I'm knee-deep in The Night Circus, which reads like its written from spun sugar and butterfly wings; enchanting. Though I'm breathless to finish, to read We Were All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler). Oy, so many words, so little time! Tell me you've read Wonder? And Flight Behavior? And of course, Olive Kitteridge, Maine woman that she is :) And Imperfect Birds. And and and... Will check back to see what else surfaces!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2014 on reading (or rather, listening) at SouleMama
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Now THAT is my kind of recipe! Memorized upon first read :) Thanks so much, Charlotte!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on notwithstanding at remedial eating
Ah, what a perfect, fuzzy, slushy, muddy, sweet-snuggly portrait of Spring! Enjoy :) xo, M
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on thawing out at SouleMama
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Ah, we had a batch, this very night! Thanks, Emily, for the feedback, and kind words! Best, Molly
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on notwithstanding at remedial eating
Yes!! Wonder!!! I read it two years ago (one of, um, three?), then passed it along to one child, then another. It is a triumph. Im not familiar with Kathleen Norris book, but have read (and loved) several Ondaatjes. Both are now added to the list! Happy reading, Rachel :) M
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on with real reservations at remedial eating
Poetry, indeed :) I adore spines, in all their various arrangements! (Totally guilty, too, of judging books by their covers. Oy.)
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on with real reservations at remedial eating
Oh Margaret, this sounds DIVINE! Thank you SO much for the link! Best, Molly
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on notwithstanding at remedial eating
Oh! Thank you for the Alice Munro reminder! Id meant to add her to my list, but lost her in the shuffle. And yes, Marilynne Robinson. Ive read Housekeeping, but not Gilead. Any book deserving of annual re-readings is a book I must read. Thank you, Hannah!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on with real reservations at remedial eating
And I just love the fact that we shall not be restricted to text-only missives, moving forward! Yippeeeeee!!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on notwithstanding at remedial eating
It will. Promise. (Come on, Spring!!)
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on notwithstanding at remedial eating
I have wondered exactly that! (The eyes/stomach/ambitious/unrealistic parallels). Nightstand too small for my wish list? Day too short for my must-reads? Life ill-aligned with all the loveliness that is contained with words? ps: yes, I DID read the Time Travelers Wife, and surprised myself by liking it, very much! pps: did YOU read The Night Circus? Have just picked it up, thanks to another readers recommendation, and cannot put it down. Highest blurb on the back is from Time Travelers author, singing high praise. Quite wonderful, totally consuming, utterly fantastic. ppss: I dont know Stroud! Must correct!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2014 on with real reservations at remedial eating