Saturday, January 29, 2011


So I am checking in after a long hiatus to say that the aliens were quite gentle with me, although I do hope I don't get abducted again for at least a couple of years.

I've just finished reading My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki and think it was wonderful and absurd and disturbing and all those good things a novel should be. I am also reading In A Time of Violence by Eavan Boland. I am reading to remind myself that we still have souls, that the world is not so bereft as it might seem. Everyday life can really crush one's chi, you know.

I made big fat buttermilk waffles this morning and it was not unlike eating cake for breakfast.


Kathleen said...

I love My Year of Meats! Of course, it put me off meats for a year, too, and more...I began to phase meats out of my life.

Last year was my year of roasted vegetables.

I turn to you for years and years of cupcakes.

Susan said...

It was a terrific book! Thanks so much for the recommendation!!

Next up: Chai spice carrot cupcakes with vanilla bean icing. Yes.

janelle elyse kihlstrom said...

That is why I read as well, and am always comforted, too, that the world is not so bereft.

I am intrigued by "My Year of Meats" -- the title rings a bell, but I never knew what it was about until looking it up just now. Will check it out.

Susan said...

I think you'd like it, Janelle. It's a fabulous book :)