Cara seems like a fun person that I would have a lot in common with. From working with food to her degree in literature I think we would get along jusCara seems like a fun person that I would have a lot in common with. From working with food to her degree in literature I think we would get along just fine.
Each recipe/chapter told a personal story of when she originally read the book. Around page 88 I grew tired of the personal accounts and I couldn't figure out why. She seems great and who doesn't love to read about someones love for food. But as I saw the pattern of each chapter. I realized I wasn't tired of her writing. I was tired of the seemingly perfect stories with tidy warm endings.
I found myself doubting certain accounts....There is no way she had to convince her friends her dog's poop wasn't candy and I'm pretty sure she and her sister weren't sitting on her couch completely covered in flour. I found it odd that she would have to eat ALL the bacon from her siblings and her cousins to avoid her parents questioning their children's vegetarian practices. Let me just say all of these accounts were adorable and story worthy but cuter in fiction.
With that said I LOVED the mention of all these pieces of literature I once read. The recipes didn't spark my interest as much as the descriptions of the books did. This book made me want to go back and revisit books of my childhood.
As for the recipes: I plan to try the chocolate and peppermint cupcakes tomorrow. Some recipes I use often such as my personal buttermilk pancake recipe. I look forward to trying many of the recipies mentioned. ...more
This is a great introductory wine book. Former graphic designer turned sommelier Madeline Puckette introduces several varietals while offering fun chaThis is a great introductory wine book. Former graphic designer turned sommelier Madeline Puckette introduces several varietals while offering fun charts to help understand each wine. As a visual learner this was a HUGE help.
I hope she continues to put out more in depth books for each region.
LADIES! For the love of God if you are going to lounge around the house, do wear something feminine. If you wear sweats you may ( gasp) " Become the kLADIES! For the love of God if you are going to lounge around the house, do wear something feminine. If you wear sweats you may ( gasp) " Become the kind of person who BELONGS in sweats." (Never mind the unbearable winters of the Northeast.)
Things I agree with: Purging belongings that are no longer in use or those that do not "Spark Joy."
Caring for and appreciating the possessions we have.
Maintaining an organized home.
Things I do not agree with:
6 months is not a normal length of time to organize. She seems to prolong EVERYTHING.
Her purging method. I value time and it seems Miss Marie Kondo has a whole lot more of it than I do.I have no desire to pour all my clothes in the center of my home to then organize them. I will go room by room.
Daily routine of taking all her items out of her purse. Again waste of time. Cleaning it out daily of trash and such is perfectly fine but taking all the items out then putting them back in is a good 20 minutes taken away from my morning coffee.
I have never, nor will I ever talk to inanimate objects. Im all for appreciating our possessions and caring for them properly but to talk to them....
Many things Ms Kondo does displays concerning traits of OCD. I felt bad that as a teenager she was reading organizational magazines and spending hours organizing instead of having fun. It seemed to get really out of hand when she insisted on organizing her siblings rooms.
I think its great she could turn this into a career but with all the rituals that go along with her organizing it seemed to be a big waste of time.
Is it wrong I would like to hire this woman, have her do a fraction of the job then tell her I'm done with my house in complete disarray?
If you want to read a great book about organization where the authors clients don't spontaneously get diarrhea and you don't have to talk to inanimate objects look up Andrew Mellen. ...more
Oh the dating woes of high school and college.... Some stories were funny, uncomfortably relatable, and always awkward. I give Josh a lot of credit forOh the dating woes of high school and college.... Some stories were funny, uncomfortably relatable, and always awkward. I give Josh a lot of credit for continually pursuing women...even if at times he sounds like a stalker. Clearly, he is just a genuinely sweet guy looking for a girlfriend.
If your in your 30s you can read this with the sweet relief that you now know better and if you are in your teens feel free to laugh and save yourself the same embarrassments.
I was looking for a light hearted book that would get me back on my reading schedule and this book did just that.
The Photography is beautiful, the recipes delicious,cheese blurbs informative. Great book however I had a hard time with the organization of the cheesThe Photography is beautiful, the recipes delicious,cheese blurbs informative. Great book however I had a hard time with the organization of the cheese. It wasn't organized by milk,country or type of cheese. It had cute categories such as "Vixens" and "Free Spirits" with equally cute descriptions.
The quirky fun approach to the writing grew old, fast.
When you look past this books cuteness you will open yourself to tasty cheeses and great ways to enjoy them!...more