What a hectic weekend! My cousin got married and well, Italian weddings can wear you out. Lots of food and lots of dancing. My favorite are the songs from the eighties and those Italian oldies I hear at every family wedding, bringing back memories of my father teaching me as a child to dance with my small feet on his shoes so I could follow in his footsteps, literally!
BTW, I will be at the Toronto International Book Fair this upcoming weekend (Nov 13-16) Anyone going? Come visit me at booth 627 with World's Best Story.
I have some great giveaways happening so stop by and enter. See my left sidebar. Do you like to listen to audiobooks? Here's an offer to review The Publicist by Christina George.
In my mailbox this past week:
This children's book will be on tour with iRead Book Tours from Dec 1 to 12. Watch for my review with my son and for a giveaway.
Lisel’s Ocean Rescue by noted children’s author Barbara Krasner, recounts the story of Liesl Joseph, a 10-year-old girl aboard the ill-fated MS St. Louis. On May 13, 1939, together with her parents and 900 other Jewish refugees they left Germany on the MS. St Louis attempting to seek temporary asylum in Cuba.
There’s a lot of talk, and probably too many books, about food. Bookshops overflow with cookbooks ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous - a vast, intimidating edifice of knowledge that can strike fear, or at least circumspection, in those who wish to explore it. A simple and vital function like eating thus assumes disproportionate significance. Instead of making someone happy by preparing them a tasty meal, we complicate this loving act by piling on lashings of subtexts and agendas.
Read and Reviewed:
Maggie in White by Sharon Burch Toner (reviewed by Sandra) Sandra says, "This is the author’s most ambitious work and in my opinion, her best, as she successfully weaves in mystery, murder, art forgery, Nazi intrigue, romance, adventure on the high seas and the ever-present close relationship between mother and daughter."
Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna (reviewed by Sandra) win one of 8 copies!
Currently reading: Too many snippets of several books...