Sunday Salon: Sewing Up a Storm

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! Starting Jan 1, I’ll be posting my usual 2013-in-review posts (I can tell you now that most of my reading challenges=FAIL), but today I wanted to share some of the stuff I’ve been working on over the holidays. I bought myself a sewing machine shortly after Thanksgiving (I’dContinue reading “Sunday Salon: Sewing Up a Storm”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things You’re Thankful For (it can be bookish or not). I went with bookish. As you might imagine, this is a really really really hard topic to narrow down. These aren’t necessarily my top tenContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For”

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

I love food. I love books about food. And most of all, I love learning about the politics of food: how it’s produced, who it gets eaten by, the impact it has on culture and the environment, etc. It’s always been fascinating to me that almost every basic food item you have in your kitchenContinue reading “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”

Top Ten Tuesday: Vive la France!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is the top ten books on your summer TBR list. Last year, I bought the beautiful clothbound Penguin Classics edition of Les Misérables and was saving it for this summer. I started reading it June 2 and am a littleContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Vive la France!”