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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
What's On My Nightstand - July
It's time for the monthly Nightstand carnival at 5 Minutes for Books. For several months, I was in a reading funk (I wasn't feeling well, and we were very busy), but I am starting to get back in the groove. Right now, I am reading two books: Diamond Ruby and What to Eat. Diamond Ruby is a story about a young girl who works in a carnival-type booth to support her family in the early 1920s. I have read about one-fourth of the book, and Ruby has already survived the 1918 flu epidemic and met Babe Ruth. I can't wait to keep reading! What to Eat is an extremely informative book about our American food and grocery system. Both books are great so far, and I plan to review them soon.

In Defense of Food is another food book. Since my reflux diagnosis, I have been reading some great information. I have heard good things about this book, and I am looking forward to learning more.

Between Two Worlds has been on my pile for a while. I didn't put it off deliberately; life just got in the way. It is the story of Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, who was held in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. Saberi writes of her imprisonment, trial, and her eventual release. I am sure it will be a gripping tale.

The last book in my pile is The Lovely Bones. A dear friend sent this to me a while back. It was released in 2002, and I think there has even been a movie about it. I guess I am behind the times, but I am sure I will enjoy it all the same.

That's my stack for July. To see what others are reading, visiting the Nightstand carnival at 5 Minutes for Books today!


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At July 27, 2010 8:09 AM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

They all sound good. Diamond Ruby sounds really interesting. I love that time-period.

At July 27, 2010 8:30 AM, Blogger TheBookGirl said...

I read Marion Nestle's book a while ago and really enjoyed it. My husband chuckles everytime he sees another "food" book come into the house...I have two shelves full of them. I thought Nestle's book was good because it was really instructive, but it read like fiction if that makes sense...
Some others that I highly recommend are
Superfoods (there are a series of these)

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Singer and Mason

The Worlds' Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan (this is a huge tome that i love)

Enjoy your reading this month:)

At July 27, 2010 8:36 AM, Blogger Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Let me know how you like Lovely Bones.

Here is mine

At July 27, 2010 10:36 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

OOo. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on What to Eat. I've really been enjoying reading about your food journey. Your posts have been interesting and informative.

I'll look forward to seeing what else you have to share!

At July 27, 2010 11:32 AM, Blogger Lisa notes... said...

It’s amazing how little I have ever heard about the 1918 flu epidemic. I would like to read Diamond Ruby.

But I might be scared to read “What to Eat” and “In Defense of Food” because my eating habits leave something to be desired. I hope they will help you with your reflux issues. That runs in my family, so I need to stay alert on it.

At July 27, 2010 12:28 PM, Blogger Love Bears All Things said...

This is fun! My first time to take part...I have added several books to my wish list, Diamond Ruby goes there..I read The Lovely Bones.
Mama Bear

At July 27, 2010 12:44 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Great list! I read The Lovely Bones when it first came out and saw the movie recently. The book was better but isn't it (almost) always?

I started another food book by Michale Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma, but had a tough time getting through it. I need to give it another shot.

Diamond Ruby sounds great! I like that time period as well.

At July 27, 2010 12:51 PM, Anonymous bekahcubed said...

What to Eat sounds interesting. As a Registered Dietitian, I have a love/hate relationship with books on food written from a political/cultural perspective (which Nestle appears to have.) I feel like the discussion of politics (things like organic/non-organic, industrialized/non-industrialized, animal rights, etc.) often distracts from the message of how to actually eat healthfully-- but, at the same time, all that political stuff is just plain interesting!

At July 27, 2010 11:11 PM, Blogger Upstatemomof3 said...

I read The Lovely Bones a few years ago. I really enjoyed it. I am now googling to see if there is a movie. If so I want to see it.

At July 28, 2010 3:17 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Diamond Ruby sounds like an interesting book!

At July 28, 2010 5:25 AM, Anonymous Susan said...

I read The Lovely Bones a few years back - as I recall, it was an "Oprah" book, and I found it a bit depressing (as I find most Oprah books), yet good. The Defense of Food book does sound really interesting - I'm sorry you are having to deal with food issues, as food is such a big part of our lives. Interesting books on your list!


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