Friday, April 10, 2009

Cannonball Read - Book 24

It's becoming a burden, this challenge. I haven't really enjoyed the last two or three books I've read, including this one, A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain. Perhaps it's because I loved Kitchen Confidential so hard, or because reading this book was sort of like reading eight episodes of No Reservations (although he set out a disclaimer that he was followed around by a camera crew for Food Network while writing the book). More likely, it's because I'm reading to get through it, not to savor anything. I love to read. It's probably my most favorite thing to do. But there should be some fallow time, you know? A time when I'm not currently reading anything might allow me to more fully enjoy the things I do read. But I don't have that luxury. Onwards and upwards.

Also, and this is important: I'm now officially part of the nationwide Cannonball Read network. I'm holding my own against some combatants who entered the race long before I did, and pretty soon I'll be listed as class Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (after that: Rusty Trombone, First Chair). But here's the deal: we're about to have a 5K. Five books in two weeks (April 15-29), and I have to pick one from each of the following five genres: fiction, non-fiction, biography, sci-fi or fantasy, and romance. I have fiction and sci-fi all wrapped up, but I need some solid suggestions on the other three catergories. Remember, over 200 pages - leave your suggestions in the comments!

Back to Bourdain - I'm sorry I couldn't give this one a fair chance. You came at a bad time, buddy, and I'm also a little over your gonzo-ness.

A Cook's Tour - C

1 comment:

queenb2u said...

How about reading Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea One man's mission to promote peace one school at a time. Mountain climber turns to helping build schools in Afghanistan? I heard a review of Squint by Jose Ramirez on NPR. About leprosy. It sounded really interesting. I suppose anything by Nicolas Sparks would be in the Romance category.