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READING ON THE INTERNET: FIVE SUGGESTIONS

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1. Many of you have enjoyed Ann Mah’s wonderful book Mastering the Art of French Eating. This past week-end she had a delightful article in the New York Times Travel Section about Prince Edward Island and Anne of Green Gables. Maybe you will decide to visit Prince Edward Island, read or reread Anne of Green Gables, or just enjoy her writing via this article.

Here’s the link.
www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/travel/searching-for-anne-of-green-gables-on-prince-edward-island.html
or go to your browser (I use Google) and type Ann Mah Searching for a Certain Girl in Braids.

2. One of my favorite book blogs is Beth Fish Reads. Reading Thinking Photographing. It is a sophisticated site. Try it out.
Here’s the link.
www.bethfishreads.com
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3. If you are in the mood to shop, remember this fun internet site with gifts for readers. Read or shop until your heart is contented.
www.gonereading.com
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4. This one is for the Outlander fans. Again from the New York Times is a Q&A with television producer Ronald Moore about his experiences in the Highlands. The short interview appeared on the In Transit page of the travel section.
Here’s the link.
www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/travel/exploring-scotlands-past-and-present.html

Or, try google.

5. Many of us are familiar with the news site Huffington Post. Go to Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) and type Huff Post Books into the search box. You will find a host of great stories. One not to be missed is “8 Famous Authors on the First Book They Ever Loved”. Check it out.

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I have something of a love-hate relationship with internet reading. I know it can be informative. Sometimes it eats time before I even know I started the meal. Sometimes, I don’t attend to the detail of how to find what I want or to save it for another time. And then, just like the baskets in my office are overflowing with stuff I mean to read, so are my bookmarks on the computer overflowing with out-of-date stuff. Did I really want to save that?

I wonder how you feel about reading on the internet. Do you have a favorite site? What kind of reading do you enjoy on line? Your comments keep all of us up-to-date and informed. Thanks!

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING

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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING: LESSONS IN FOOD AND LOVE FROM A YEAR IN PARIS
Author: Ann Mah
Publisher: Pamela Doman Books, 2013
Genre: Non-fiction food and travel
288 Pages

Guest Blogger: Susan Carter

Ann Mah is a journalist and lifelong foodie; a Francophile who was raised in Southern California, graduated from UCLA & married a member of the US diplomatic corp. When he receives an assignment in Paris, she feels like her dreams have come true and plans the wonderful time they will spend eating and delighting in all that the City of Light has to offer. Shortly after their arrival in Paris, her husband is called away to Iraq for a year and she finds herself alone in a new city.

Loneliness begins to overcome her so she develops a new plan, which centers around her love of food. She decides to delve into the signature dishes of the various regions of France, traveling, interviewing and discovering the history behind some of the country’s best- loved dishes.

Lucky for us, she put her year into a book so we get to travel with her, meet a variety of French women & men and (almost) taste the dishes she researches. She includes an authentic recipe for each of the dishes and has made the instructions easy enough for a novice cook.

Ann’s style of writing is that of sitting at a table talking with a friend and it’s hard to think of her as anything else by the time you finish. She learns and shares a lot about herself, life, the French and food during her year on her own. Her food descriptions will make you hungry (except, possibly for the andouillette) and anxious to travel to France to experience the food first hand and relive some of the history.

The book is very easy reading and highly recommended for any foodie or Francophile as it’s truly a delicious French adventure.

From Paulette: Thanks to Guest Blogger Susan Carter for sharing this interesting and informative review of a book I’d like to read. Wouldn’t you?