I'm reading two books at the moment,
simultaneously...something I never do.
As I've mentioned one or two times before,
I am a mono-tasker.
I fervently believe in doing one thing, and one thing only,
at a time.
Of late, however, I have had a really difficult time finding a book to sink my teeth into.
Girlfriends have come to the rescue...suggestions out the wahzoo.
One even sent me home with a dozen books to try out.
Out of said pile I've dragged:
Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson.
I'm about half way through and the protagonist, Georgia, a brilliant chef
gets slammed (through no fault of her own) by a slighted food critic, and jilted (again, through no fault of her own) by her fiance.
Throwing caution to the wind, and lodging her dog with her ex, she looks up an old mentor in Florence and decides a dose of Italy and Italian cooking will cure what ails her.
This is as far as I've read...but I'm pretty sure, fame and love await her on the Continent.
So, while fluffy and frankly not badly written...this book ain't exactly doing it for me.
And, because I'm being lazy about finding a really, really good book, I've decided to chose quantity over quality.
So here comes the simultaneous part. A recent houseguest left a half-read paperback behind, claiming it to be the worst book he has ever half-read.
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
I picked it up the other day and read the first chapter...out loud...and I'm quite enjoying it. I refuse to read anything about the book or author as I haven't heard of either, but I do think the out-loud part is adding to the entertainment factor.
I remember being taught in school how to read out loud. The trick is for your mind to actually read about six words ahead of the words coming out of your mouth. That way you can make sense of the sentences. It's an interesting exercise...and, you get to hear the sound of your own voice, without benefit, or otherwise, of your own thoughts.
If you have nothing better to do on a hot, Thursday afternoon, I highly recommend it.