Thursday, December 16, 2010

I don't read.

Another blog of truth. I don't read for fun. I don't just pick up book after book and read all day until my heart is content, nor do I dream about doing so. In fact, there was a long period of my life where I would state one of my hobbies as "reading" because, well, I thought that made me look smart. And, during this time, if asked my favorite book I would try and try to figure out a book I read somewhere to make myself look wonderful. Like reading Pride and Prejudice every year - like Kathleen Kelly in "You've Got Mail". (Don't judge. I love that movie)

*Sigh* So with the risk of looking stupid, I'm telling the world: I don't enjoy reading! I mean, I can do it. In fact, in the course of my life I have read several books. However, it's not my first choice of entertainment. I mean, when I can cook up an awesome meal or bake a batch of cookies why would I sit down and read eight chapters in a book?

In my (shallow) defense, I have read a few books that have changed my life. Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers; The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom; Passion and Purity & Let Me Be A Women, by Elizabeth Elliot; Feminine Appeal, by Carolyn Mahaney. But I've read books, like Of Mice and Men and 1984 because I've had to (re: high school English class) and I've enjoyed them. It's just not what I would choose to do. Books are not something you get me because you know I will love them. You get me a book because I need them :)

Now, with all of this said, the whole purpose of this blog was to share with you books I want! Ha!!! But, be forewarned, most of them are cookbooks :) And a few things to encourage my heart.

Without further adieux, my book wish list:

Pioneer Woman Cooks, by Ree Drummond - highly recommended by many, forced on me my MJR. Ree Drummond has my dream life and I'm okay with this. I'll just read her book/cookbook and live vicariously through her.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child - Ah. I just don't think I need to explain to any of you why I want this or how awesome I would become by cooking incredible French meals on a regular basis. There are two volumes (Julia was as wordy as me!) and why wouldn't I need both?

Morning and Evening, by Charles Spurgeon - Truth filled. Encouraging my faith. A little something to add to my times with the Lord. I'll take it.

Voices of the Faithful, by Beth Moore - This book is a collection of stories from missionaries and faithful servants of the Gospel. I love books like this, they make me want to scream the greatness and faithfulness of God from the roof tops.

Homemade Life, by Molly Wizenburg - Molly writes an article monthly for Bon Appetit magazine. She also has a foodie blog, Orangette, that is mostly about food and a little about life. Much like her articles. She and her husband opened a pizza shop in CA. I would like to be friends with her.

Well, that's the end of my list. I'm sure there are a few others, but these stand out to me right now. And if you love to read and it's a hobby, high five to you! I always wanted to be a reader. I just enjoy reading Real Simple and Cooking Light more than the latest novel. That's reading, right?! :)

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

Ooooh homemade life looks realllly interesting. You are going to fall even more in love with Ree after this cookbook. AFter I made her meatloaf, Aaron said to me, "Are the Marines coming over??" Sorta big servings....