Sunday, January 10, 2010

jan 10

planned winter reading list 1/1-3/1
Rich Again by Anna Maxted
already started; not nearly as good as some of her others I've read and I'm glad to be almost finished

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
found in a box of books on the sidewalk; I've never even read the more popular Wicked, but everyone loves it and I'm considering that a good omen

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
also can't wait to go see The Lovely Bones

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
a coworker unloaded her copy on me today

19th Wife by David Ebershoff
started a while ago, but didn't get very far. want to try again

Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by Linda Sebastian and Having Twins and More by Elizabeth Noble
my last two "required" books for postpartum doula certification

I'm a pretty fast reader and consider this a modest list for two months. That's okay because there's a lot of other media to take in over the next few months. I like to watch as many of the Oscar-nominated films as possible (once they're announced) before the award ceremonies in March, we just started watching Lost season 5 on Netflix, and the Winter Olympics (!!!) start on February 12. We plan on renting or buying a cheap thrift store tv for the 2 weeks (or so). I can't wait. They take place this year in Vancouver. The only Canadian-themed food I can think to have during the opening ceremonies is poutine, beer, and maybe a maple dessert. Any other ideas?


Anonymous said...

meat pie and potats?

Laura said...

All sounds good.

I would definitely suggest a French Canadian meat pie. Our friend Brad makes them for most sporting event parties and I'd be happy to ask him for his recipe if you want it.

On a side note, have you been to the Bauhaus fabrics exhibit at the Moma? It sounds cool!

stacey said...

maybe a meat pie. i have a recipe somewhere in a magazine or blog that i read recently that i was thinking about trying. and no, i haven't been to the moma in a long time. i really want to go see the tim burton exhibit and was waiting for the holiday crowds to die out (it was all timed entrances i think the past month or two). my show is probably closing the end of this week (or might move to a different's still up in the air). so some funemployment museum trips are definitely in the works.

stacey said...

but meat pie and poutine sounds like a bit much and i think i'd choose poutine 1st, come to think of it

CD and SP said...

fondue? we had fondue in montreal.
also, sarah's meme's french pie recipe is to die for. ask her for it.

another also: we have a tv from our bedroom you can have/borrow if we see you before olympics start.

one more also: make sure to understand that northanger abbey is a satire of gothic fiction of the time such as randolph's "mysteries of udolpho" and arnold's "the monk." so i guess it's faux-goth. it's rather delightful if you get its tongue-in-cheekiness. enjoy!