So, how many of you have Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook on hold at the library? I'm number 18. It will have to be excellent to top Cheryl Mendelson's exhaustive Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House.
Anyone have a great new book to suggest for my library list? Mine's at an all time low.
Last time I checked I was number 45! I did thumb through it at a bookstore though!
Hey, I have books! I always have books.
I recently reviewed Harvest For Hope and Lunch Lessons on my blog. Both very good food reads.
I just finished Water From the Well, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. Excellent book, uses direct Old Testament text, plus Jewish oral tradition and stories to build a human picture of the matriarchs and their world.
Also good is The Faith Club, A Muslim, A Christian and A Jew, Three Women Search for Understanding.
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger is one of my all-time favorite books. I've read it at least twice in the last couple of years--it says a lot if I read a novel more than once. The writing and story are just excellent. It's a story with a definite, honest Christian influence but done in such a realistic way. It kind of reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird--coming of age, a father, son and daughter (absent mother) and the father is trying to teach the children by example. I can't say enough. Read this book!
One I think you'd enjoy is The Walls Around Us by David Owen. I know the library has it, because I just returned it.
I have no book suggestions, but would like some, especially from you. See:
"Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. I saw this one mentioned on Making It Home blog and requested it at my library. Amazing book. Beautiful color pictures. The back cover says: "30 Families, 24 Countries, 600 Meals. 1 Extraordinary Book." I have just begun reading it. It really makes me appreciate what I have!!!
I just got that book and it is great! You will absolutely love it. I would also recommend her baking handbook (it is UNBELIEVABLE!). I also got Cheryl Mendelson's book of "Laundry" which I am anxious to read. I joined a home book type club and I thought it would be a great way to get myself a few Christmas gifts and some for others (of course).
Enjoy your reading!!
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