Where have my Sunday booktalks gone? I tried to look back in my blog to see when I wrote the last one, and had to go all the way back to July 1. I have read, read, read since then, book addiction sits in my bones and can't be removed without severe surgery, but I have not found time to sit down and blog about it in months.......
I am having my favorite time of the week. Sunday morning and the rest of the house is quiet with sleep. A stack of books on the coffee table, lunch started already last night with trying out a new recipe of making a moose steak, which means that the steak spent 12 hours in the oven yesterday and has spent the night in salted water. The mountain cranberries are up from the freezer almost ready to be mixed with sugar, later I will find sweet peas in the vegetable garden. (An update will be found in The Blue Café later)
I haven't had breakfast yet, that's why food talk carries me on I guess........but I am supposed to talk about books, am I not? Well, I have read so many during the summer months, it will be impossible to write about them all. Some days I am thinking of starting a book blog (I might do it just to keep record on the books I read), but managing three blogs as I do right now, is close to my limit, so the book talks here might have to do.
I will mention two books today, the two on top of my stack. The first one was given to me by house guests in The House in the Woods earlier this summer, the second I started yesterday because it was mentioned in a blog I love to visit.
Falling Cloudberries - a World of Family Recipes, by Tessa Kiros. Tessa was born in London, her mother is from Finland, her father is greek-cypriotic (oh my, I know this must be a terrible translation from Norwegian.....)Her family moved to South Africa when Tessa was 4, and at the age of 18 she started to travel the world to learn as much as possible about food. The books is a treasure chest of recipes, stories and photos. I have had it on top of my coffee table all summer, and only has to look at a couple of pages before my mouth starts to water and my feet automatically take me to the kitchen. You will hear more about the recipes here over at The Blue Café, I can promise.
The second book is Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Cherry over in Tales from Pixie Woods sent out a challenge the other day, asking for co-readers to this book. I am in Virginia Woolf moods from time to time, and as it is almost two years since the last time now, I decided the time is perfect for a VW again. The first pages are read and I am looking forward to follow the discussions over at Cherry's place.
I will be travelling again in the afternoon and tomorrow, but right now my morning is here for me; my books, my garden, my crafting and my kitchen. And my family of course. (Actually this afternoon Terje will travel with me ;-))
Update: More about the moose steak is now posted over in The Blue Café.