I’ve read (and listened) to quite a few books, but I haven’t successfully scheduled the time to write the reviews. I cite a combination of summer-blahs and life interrupting me. It’s all good stuff, don’t fret. If you watch both my Library Thing and Good Reads accounts, eventually I’ll fill them in.
Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better for Your Health, Better for the Planet
by Joy Manning
If you are already vegetarian or mostly vege, I believe you will gain little from this book. I felt that The Flexitarian Table provided more information and was better suited to my cooking lifestyle: vegetarian, fresh, seasonal foods with instructions for meat if i found a source or if a desire was great. That written, this might be good if you are trying to reduce how much meat you use for budgetary reasons. I couldn’t stay engaged as there were very few (if any, I’m a bad reviewer and writing this without the book in front of me) vegetarian recipes. It might be a good book, but it is definitely not for me!
(Added: I’m aware the title is “Almost Meatless” but I was surprised that it means that each recipe just uses less meat than offering no meat.)
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
by JK Rowling
This was a reread, but a first read of the UK edition, a paperback I picked up at the used book store for a dollar. I hadn’t even realized (am I living under a rock or just near one?) that the new movie was out this past week. It was nice to see mum and jumper and well, philosopher. ;)
Stahlman’s Shawl’s and Scarves: Lace Faroese-Shaped Shawls from the Neck Down & Seamen’s Scarves
by Myrna A. I. Stahman
This was a reread as well, I first read it in May of 2007. Melanie lent me her copy after I was saying something about Faroese Shawls and garter lace. I knew I loved my “big sister” (I’m taller than her! whee!!) and I am happy I don’t have to stress about return dates and have been perusing and will continue to peruse this book at my own pace. A different knitter has read it than the one two years ago and she still loves it and hopes to work with it in the coming months.