June 26, 2011

Books Aplenty - Lobsters and the Garden of Eden

Somehow the number of books I manage to read during a week seems to dwindle. At least it seems to be when I look back on the two books I read. Only two. And small ones at that. Anyway.

If you don't know it yet, let it now be said that I'm not exactly a great cook. Or maybe I would be if only I had the patience to face cooking. Now that we've established that I'm a lazy bumm when it comes to working in the kitchen, it might come as a bit of a surprise that I read Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them (Bruce Weinstein) which features 101 myths about food and cooking. You could say this is the first step for me to actually do some more elaborate cooking than, say, pasta. Or maybe not. Bottom line is that I not only learned quite a few things here, I also found myself laughing out loud all the time, because the book is so hilariously written.

The next book was certainly on a more intellectual and serious note and felt kind of dry after all the laughs the previous book provided me with. Did Adam And Eve Really Exist? (C. John Collins) was definitely an interesting read in which the author encourages critical thinking and puts an emphasis on the importance of Adam and Eve as a "real historical couple", consequently boosting the believers faith in the Bible. I found it to be a fascinating read (from my atheistic perspective), though admittedly the book dragged and I found my thoughts drifting away more than once (thus I had to re-read passages).

And now, my book loot!

You know how hard it is to resist free downloads, right?
Carina Press led me in temptation. Quite successfully, as I might add. Offering one free eNovella each day I got my hands on the following - The Debutante's Dilemma (Elyse Mady), Demon's Fall (Karalynn Lee), The Twisted Tale Of Stormy Gale (Christine Bell), Blue Galaxy (Diane Dooley) and Friendly Fire (Megan Heart).

After the latest Simon & Schuster Galley Grab newsletter rolled in last week I took my time and finally made my pick - Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them (Bruce Weinstein) and The Second Messiah (Glenn Meade).

From LibraryThing I received Who Got Liz Gardner and Discovering Arugula (Elizabeth Allen).

And the week's been rounded off with winning Supernova (C.L. Parker) on Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me.

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