much to my chagrin, i've just never really been a fiction reader. sure, i've read some novels, but not many and they are few and far between. i'm much more a reader of real-life. i've wondered for many years why this is. what is it that draws me to the biography or true tales? i'm not sure. i guess i just like to connect with people who are really out there in the world. i like to hear about life. real life and what people have been through or reasearched.
in a recent issue of Real Simple there was an article written by Steve Almond (yes, a GUY actually wrote for RS!) and it just cracked me up totally. i read nearly the whole thing aloud to hubby because i could not stop laughing. so, of course, i googled him. and i found a book he wrote called Candy Freak.
this was right up my alley.
i am now about 3-quarters of the way through it and it's just awesome. i admit to being a tad disappointed when it turned from memoir-of-childhood-candy-obsession to history-lesson-and-tour-of-regional-candy-makers, but i stuck with it and am glad i did. his writing is loose, but not careless. it's funny and sarcastic and spot-on. i love his style and maverick (o yes i did) sensibility.
i encourage you all to check it out.
and this got me thinking about reading and how much i loved Ruth Reichl's books (Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me With Apples, & Garlic and Sapphires) and how much i want to read other food-related books like The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.
would a foodie bookclub be of interest to anyone out there!? all i need is a couple of buddies and i'm in!