Recent Reads

Books I’ve recently read ~

Image result for eat what you watch bookEat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers, by Andrew Rea – from the Binging With Babish

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Movie Night Menus, by Tenaya Darlington and Andre Darlington

Sometimes when we watch a movie atImage result for movie night menus book home or with friends, we’ll try to pair food with it somehow. We watched a good share of the series Babylon 5 with friends, and did a fair job either sharing a dish from the movie or at least tying our food to the episode through some sort of pun. I’ve recently started a Short Story and Movie Night social group – everyone reads the short story ahead of time, then we all watch the movie based on that story together. We talk about what we liked and didn’t like of each, we compare and contrast the story and movie, and we’re generally just having a good time hanging out.

 

Image result for just my type simon garfieldJust My Type, by Simon Garfield – I love books about stuff, written for the Everyperson. I have a mild interest in design and typography, so this seemed like a great book for me. Turns out, I could have used about 100 fewer pages. Each chapter is basically about one font and its history, and how it’s related to a few others, how it developed over time, a bit about the person/people who developed it, other things going on during that period that may have contributed, and so forth. After about 8 chapters, though, it just got to be too much for me. As much as I liked it, I just couldn’t finish it.

 

Side note: Every time I saw the cover on my nightstand or even thought about the book, I could hear this song in my head:

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