Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Paula Deen A memoir: It Ain't All About the Cookin' " by Paula Deen with Sherry Suib Cohen

The best part of living in NY is getting the chance to read in subway (for those who use public transportation). So, this is yet another book that I've finished reading in subway two days ago.
If you have ever watched FoodNetwork, you most probably have heard of Paula Deen and about her amazing career that started flourishing a little later in her life.  This book is easy to read, very interesting, has few of her favorite recipes (I will be making her "The Best Damn Blueberry Muffin You'll Ever Eat"), tells a lot about her devotion to family, ups and downs of her life, and you can almost smell her fried chicken when you read it.  Overall, I would recommend this book if you are fan of Paula Deen, if you are starting your own restaurant business, if you wish to read something interesting and realistic, or if you are looking for some Southern recipe. 
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And Happy Reading!! 

Rockefeller Christmas Tree!!!

Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City on November 24, 2009 

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

I did not have a chance to post any reviews on any book because I had to read textbooks for my school. Finally, I am done with school and I can read any book besides textbooks :) and post reviews here.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Summer House" by Nancy Thayer

I just finished reading this book today. It is about a family that spends every summer in their summer house in beautiful Nantucket. Grandmother, who is celebrating her 90th birthday is a proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, remembering how she met her partner, dealt with in-laws and more. There are memories, confessions _ MANY confessions, birth, dating, cheating, forgiveness, bossy aunt and nosy cousins.

"One Fifth Avenue" by Candace Bushnell

The book was very entertaining. From the beginning I felt like writing down the names of the residents of One Fifth to keep track of who was who, but after few pages it was easy to remember them because every character was different and unpredictable. Some wanna-be residents do things that are beyond imagination forcing you think: do people like them really exist?
Reading this book is perhaps one of the ways to experience New York City and its residents.

"The Associate" by John Grisham

A very young law school graduate with blurry recollection of a party gone wrong is blackmailed. Every page I turned I expected this blackmail to turn into a big joke that his employers played on him. However, that never happened. I found the end questionable. Is it be continued?

Editing the title of my blog

I have been reading some books and did not get the chance to travel outside of New York. I will be traveling to Seattle, WA, in November and will be writing about it. I also decided to write my reflections about the books that I read and add to this blog. I invite anyone who read those books to reflect on their reading and comment. Thank you!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The beginning!

Hello everyone!
For a few years now I wanted to write travel essays and until today I have travelled around Georgia (Europe), Mongolia, Argentina, US (various states) and wrote down some facts but never got to write any travel essay. Finally, I think I am ready or may be not but am starting it anyway. I am from Rustavi, Georgia (Europe) and live in New York at the moment.