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Book Goodies

The act of writing always creates something of value. When I'm reading, it is the various manifestations of that inherent and powerful value that I'm looking to capture and share with my fellow book lovers.  

 

 

From humble days as a bookseller in Colorado, I now live in NYC and work for one of the big publishing houses. I'm always reading a huge variety of books, but you're bound to find more reviews on titles that might not be on every bookstore's shelf quite yet! 

 

And I must also say that it is immensely important to support independent bookstores. Definitely consider shopping with your local bookshop if you don't already!  

If you're looking for one then check out the great store I used to work at:

oldfirehousebooks.com

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation - Michael Pollan I couldn't pull through this one despite loving The Omnivore's Dilemma and several of Pollan's essays. Cooking is something that I do on a regular basis, and not only do I do it often, but my girlfriend and I do it as a leisure activity as well. Also, I'm not big on meat as in I don't eat it. Hard to read about slow roasting BBQ for 100 pages to start off the book. This is going to be a great one for other people, but I feel like I'm not the right audience for this title, and I don't feel like there is enough interesting information in these several hundred pages to make the book worthwhile.