Welcome to the very first Twitterature link-up! For the lowdown, head over here, or try this Cliff Notes version: this is the place to share short, casual reviews of books you’ve been reading. (It’s fine if they’re not 140 characters; do them in a style that works for you.)
Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
1st line: “Ruth remembered drowning.” This psychological thriller steadily builds until you finally discover what happened at the lake that night.
To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink
Chock-full of interesting tidbits: are most people ambiverts? What’s the best conversation starter? A modern classic: smart, funny, wise.
White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming of Age Story by Jenna Weber
Great read for finding out more about the author, but for the lowdown on culinary school, stick to Ruhlman. Do NOT read while hungry!
Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
“Betsy and Tacy become friends with Tib, whose real name, I am sorry to tell you, is Thelma.” -Meg Ryan, You’ve Got Mail. Charming.
Listening for Madeleine: a Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices by Leonard S. Marcus
For those intrigued/appalled/bewildered by the devastating New Yorker piece, this collection provides the ultimate (inconclusive) 360 review.
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Tale That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey by Margaret Powell
A 1920s British kitchen maid reveals what it’s like to be lowest-of-the-low in a Big House. Makes the Crawleys look like saints. 3 stars.
The Four-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss.
Only Tim Ferriss could cram so much vulgarity into a cookbook. I love the small-effort/big-results concept…but 3 recipes bombed already. Pass.
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