What are you reading?

I just posted this mini review to my Virtual Bookshelf on FaceBook, and thought I’d post it here, too, because (HORROR) some of my friends are not on fb.

I really believe there are some fantastic books out there that we’ve just not heard about and so we don’t read them. That’s one of the beauties of of the Internet: the long tail. Books can have a longer life. Long live books.

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage) by Susan Marks

A fun and well-researched account of the “first lady” of cooking. Along with an interesting history of General Mills, readers are provided a glimpse at the history of marketing in America in the necessary context of the social history of the last century. Along with amazing images of ephemeral material, there’s some yummy recipes. My upper-midwest friends and family will be especially proud that some pretty grand things were coming out of Minnesota. Ya, ya betcha.

Speaking of reading, is anyone following Canada Reads 2009? If it weren’t for this damn dial-up that I’m on (they’ve promised us we’d have high-speed by the end of the year-cross your fingers), I’d be able to watch it online this year. Way to go CBC!

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2 thoughts on “What are you reading?”

  1. I haven’t read a single book this year and you know that’s just horrific for me. I started re-reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and Wuthering Heights but haven’t had the time to finish either. But I have Canada Reads as an excuse. Glad you like the site!

    P.S. A CBC Book Club is being launched at the end of the week with all sorts of lovely add-ons too.

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