I decided I needed one extra nonfiction book to tie me over for the rest of the month in honor of Nonfiction November, so I meandered over to my TBR pile and picked The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett.
I love this quote at the beginning of the book. I’m going to have to print bookmarks for whenever I lend a book:
For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner… let him me struck with palsy, & all his members blasted… Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not, & when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him forever. –Anathema in a medieval manuscript from the Monastery of San Pedro in Barcelona
And for good measure, I’m reading snippets from Unsolved Mysteries of American History. I’m not a huge American history buff, but I think I might enjoy this. A few pages of historical anecdotes in small doses here and there…
I was reading this Huffington Post Books article and you know I love gore and disturbing things. When I read this about Ian McEwan’s novel, The Innocent, I was like, Why haven’t I read this yet?! I own it!
Then the pair have to dispose of the body. The scene in which they cut up Otto’s body is the most vivid, the most gruesome and the most horribly believable disposal of a body I’ve ever read.
Every year for my birthday, The Hubs indulges me with a box of books. I have earmarked several on my Amazon Wish List for him to purchase for me. No, they won’t be a surprise, but these are books I reallyreallyreally want and I’m thinking I’m going to devote to December reading whatever the hell I want for the fun of it. New Jodi, book 3 in the Follett trilogy, The Goldfinch, among others. So much to anticipate!
Amazingly enough, I have no Vine, review, or tour books in my queue!
I’m having a little get-together the weekend after Thanksgiving and I wanted to keep the food prep relatively simple. I’m going to get two crockpots going, one for Jack Daniels pulled pork, and the other for buffalo chicken. A few different types of buns and some fixings and Slider Bar!
I’ve been quite the chef lately, trying new recipes from Pinterest and I’ve found things even Super Picky ShortMan enjoys. This week we’re going to try parmesan baked pork chops. This past weekend I made chicken gyros and homemade tzatziki sauce. Two weeks ago we made a batch of balsamic vinegar glazed pork. Screw the pork, we are going to put this glaze on everything.
We got iPhone 6’s a couple of weeks ago and these things are pretty sweet. I thought my 4 was working just fine, but man, compared to the new one, it was super slow, the battery sucked, and the 3G was struggling. I like how everything mapped over from the cloud, even my ringtones. The one thing that really pissed me off was that I lost my Simpsons game. I had to start my Springfield over from scratch after building it for 3+ years. First world problems, right?
Have you ever heard of Eucalyptus sheets? I bought some a month or so ago and they are The Shit. They seem to retain heat better than cotton (and supposedly stay cool in the summer), and they’re super soft and silky. You must get some. Or at least go to a Bed Bath and Beyond to cop a feel.