The bulk of what I read falls firmly into the category of fiction, but I love informational books as well. Cookbooks and books about gardening especially. I don’t intend to review these books in the same way I normally do, but it seems a shame not to mention them here on my book blog. Here’s what is on my shelf at the moment.
Seeing as I like to keep my dentist visits to the absolute minimum, I was very interested to read this book. Rather than repeating what we’ve been told about brushing, flossing and how sugar will rot your teeth, it delves into the impact nutrition has on our teeth, gums and enamel. I found it very interesting and I’m planning on ordering some of the recommended supplements soon.
I picked up a huge stack of cookbooks at the library last week, but this is the only one I’ve tried out so far. The book is divided up into 12 sections and focuses on things like making your own butter, crackers, pickled veggies, pasta (we did this and it came out great!), jams and much more. I would say this is more of a fun cookbook than a serious guide to preserving, but it does have a lot of recipes that I’m hoping to try out.
Barbara Kingsolver is well known for her novels, but this account of how her family set out to grow as much of their own food as they could and eat locally for one year is one of my all time favorites. Now that we’re getting ready to start seeds for our garden this year I’m thinking about giving this one a re-read for inspiration and tips.
I love tea. It has become an everyday necessity for me and when I settle down to read it’s usually with a steaming mug close by. Lately I’ve become interested in learning about the history and ritual associated with tea and this book caught my eye. I haven’t started it yet but the pictures I saw while flipping through the pages were lovely.
I found a copy of Anthology on the discount table at Anthropologie and couldn’t resist buying it. This was my first time reading the magazine but now I’m tempted to subscribe. This issue focused on travel and how those with wanderlust decorate their homes. The photos are gorgeous and it had me wishing I could hop on a plane immediately!