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My Life From Scratch by Gesine Bullock-Prado
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”I am searching for my car keys and I look out the kitchen window to see where the moon hangs. If it is just above our first ridge of pine, lighting my path to the barn door, I am making good time. Any hint of daylight and I’m screwed

This is a lovely way of looking at having to get up before the world. I only hope that the author is really referring to one particular early morning, not every time she has to be at her bakery by 5:00 in the morning. The story about the moon can only be true one day out of 28. The moon follows a cycle and you can’t count on moonlight early every time you go to work.

I know I am being picky, but I expect people to pay attention to the world around them. I want my books to be accurate if they are set in this world. So, when I encountered this quote, I almost quit reading this book.

I had already been taken by surprise with this memoir because I didn’t know who Bullock-Prado is and I certainly had no idea that Sandra Bullock is her sister. I picked up this story because it is about food. I enjoyed what Bullock-Prado has to say about baking, her mother and her move to Montpelier, VT. However, I am not conversant with a lot of pop culture. I now know more about Sandra Bullock than I ever needed to know.

All in all, I am glad I read this book, just a bit astonished by how it turned out. Serendipity is a good thing. If you are interested in baking, recipes and the Bullock family, this will be right up your alley.
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Reading Progress

April 28, 2018 – Started Reading
April 29, 2018 – Shelved
April 29, 2018 – Finished Reading

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