I’ve got four books on the go right now which is a lot. But so far it’s working for me.
- What to Eat by Marion Nestle. Nestle is a big-wheel nutritionist and from what I’ve read so far, sensible, straightforward, and no-nonsense. The book is rougly organzed by food group, starting with fruits and vegetables, then dairy (and non-dairy substitutes) and now I’m on the chapters on meat. The only quibble I have so far is the dietary-cholesterol-raises-blood-cholesterol story, which I’m not sure is still considered a given, at least based on what I’ve read in Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories and the associated research. I would be in interested in Nestle’s take on that book. While I’m only a third of the way through Nestle’s 600 page book, I’d recommend it. I’m also planning to check out her newest book on feeding pets.
- Blankets by Craig Thompson.An at times heatbreaking graphic novel about a young man growing up in Wisconsin, his difficulties with his family, faith, and friends. I’ve been on the hold list at the library for ages for this novel and am reading it slowly, savouring it. Am about two-thirds of the way through this 600 page tome.
- The Good Guy by Dean Koontz. I picked this up specifically for a Seasonal Reading Challenge task and have never read anything by this author before. It’s a crime/thriller novel and I am very much enjoying it. The premise is interesting, if somewhat implausible, but the characters are engaging. I’m listening to this on audio and the production is excellent.
- The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I read Morton’s The Forgotten Garden last year and very much enjoyed it. I’ve had this novel on my Kindle for some time, but just started reading it when I finished the paperback I had in my purse while I was downtown and needed something else to read. Also set in England, Kent to be precise, I’m not very far in but loving it already. I suspect I’ll keep my Kindle in my bag while I’m attending TIFF, for all the lineup-and-waits, so this will be a good novel to have on the go over the next couple of weeks.