I had this nagging feeling that I had done more reading in the past two months and that I was forgetting some books when I wrote my February/March recap. It only took an afternoon of diverted thinking to remember where I put the receipts so that I would remember to include them in the post!
- The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride was a book club selection and it was very good. Not only was there the distinction of skin color, but also religion. It was a fascinating memoir on many levels.
- The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester was published in 2001 but seems like it is much older. I really thought I would like this book of a man’s autobiography through his experiences with food – it sounded somewhat similar to Muriel Barbery’s Gourmet Rhapsody (which I did not finish – it was not as good as The Elegance of the Hedgehog) and I had high hopes. Alas, I could not make it very far. I never got to the part about “murder and art” that was supposed to make it even more intriguing than food.
- Beaded Chains & Ropes by Karin Van Voorhees looks rather simplistic from its cover, but it has a lot of interesting patterns and ideas.
- Bead Play Every Day by Beth Stone, on the other hand, has a very compelling cover, but I like the ideas in Beaded Chains & Ropes better! (You really can’t tell a book by its cover!)