Food and books…these are a few of MY favorite things! There are so many great food memoirs, cookbooks, and novels where food is the main attraction. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order.
Looking for an awesome audiobook? Look no further! Jim Gaffigan loves food and will make you laugh the entire 7 hours and 17 minutes you listen to this book. I’m sure the print version is funny, but the narration by the author is the only way to go, I think. A full review of this title can be found here.
Kathleen Flinn writes about her experience attending the famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. She gives an insider’s look at the program’s intense teaching methods, competitive students, and interweaves over two dozen recipes along the way.
Overweight teenager Cat embarks on a high school science project, using herself as the test subject. She chooses to emulate the ways of hominins, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology, not an easy feat! A full review of this title can be found here.
This beautiful cookbook has yummy recipes and is a feast for your eyes with its multi-media artwork. A full review of this title can be found here.
Lucy has loved food all her life, the daughter of a chef and a gourmet, she didn’t really have much of a choice. Now a cartoonist, she traces key experiences in her life revolving around food and the lessons she’s learned about cooking and life. Each chapter includes an illustrated recipe. A full review of this title can be found here.
Have you ever wondered what librarians do all day? Well here is an inside look at what I do day to day. Working with the public ensures that no two days are alike and that’s one of the things I like best about being a librarian. So while there is no “typical” day, this represents what an average day looks like for me. The day in question was April 20, 2016; this post will be posted in two parts, so be sure to check back next week to see how I spent the rest of my day!
(Pssst….notice that I didn’t get paid to sit and read quietly at any point during the day!)
And that takes me to lunch! Look forward to part two to see how I spent the rest of my day! Did anything surprise you about my day so far? Is this what your mental picture of a librarian’s day looks like? I’d love to hear in the comments what you thought librarians did every day before reading this post and if your perspective has changed.
In case you haven't heard, award-winning author Kenneth Oppel will be here at the Provo City Library on Wednesday, May 4 (that's one week from today!). You can get tickets at our First Floor Reference Desk, or online. While you're waiting, here are 10 things you might not have known about Kenneth Oppel!
Pick up Kenneth Oppel's books at the library, and then come and meet him next Wednesday!
It seems like superheros have taken the world by storm! These larger-than-life characters fight crime, save lives, and somehow we still relate to them at the end of the day. If you're a superhero fan, I have a list that will satisfy your need for justice in between movie and comic book releases:
Zach's father was a confidante of the president until he was killed by "the bads." Now Zach is starting to feel changes: sharpening of his senses, incredible strength and speed, and he's beginning to realize his father was no ordinary man.
This inventive book by rockstar Brandon Sanderson turns the notion of Superheroes on its head, asking the question, "What if people got superhero powers and didn't do good with them?" David Charleston watched his father die when he was young, all at the hands of a heartless but incredibly powerful "epic." David wants nothing more than to stop Steelheart, but what chance does he stand?
Experience the superhero story from the side of the villain this time! Doctor Impossible is the world's smartest man with deep thoughts and observations on the world and the people around him, but he won't hesitate to shout, "You'll never take me alive, fools!" when the situation calls for it.
Miranda wakes up on a park bench with no memory, and in her panic she releases an energy that incites terror in everyone around her. Except one boy who doesn't look surprised at all by her ability. She must trust him in order to find out what has happened to her.
June is a prodigy who has been groomed for success in the highest military circles. Day is the country's most wanted criminal. When their paths cross and they are forced to work together, they realize they have more in common than meets the eye.