The Library: The Story of Sushi

That Trevor Corson, he’s pretty fly for a white guy. Continuing on with my food history kick, I just finished reading his book The Story of Sushi. This book definitely had a fast foody, summer movie slant to it, but in an enjoyable and somewhat edifying way — sort of like the feeling you get from eating baked potato chips, or watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Or eating California rolls at your typical American sushi place, come to think of it. I’m pretty certain this is intentional. I tore through the book in a few sittings — the …

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The Library: The Big Oyster – History on the Half Shell

Still being somewhat on the sickly side, I’ve spent more time reading about food than making or eating it lately. Which is okay, since I’ve had a bunch of these titles archived on my Kindle for ages and am just now getting to crack them open. I seem to be on a bit of a food history kick right now. Just finished reading Mark Kurlansky’s very entertaining The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. This one is definitely written much more in the vein of a magazine’s historical interest piece than a strict academic text — full of lots …

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The Library: An Edible History of Humanity

Just finished reading _An Edible History of Humanity_ by Tom Standage. I’ve always been fond of nonfiction and was in the mood for something to clear my mind after having spent the last few months reading through several series’ worth of fantasy/sci-fi genre stuff. This was certainly a departure. Yet, comfortingly familiar at the same time, since most of it read exactly like something I might have been assigned in an university anthropology class. In fact, I’m willing to put money on the fact that it has indeed shown up on many syllabi since its publication. The familiarity extends to …

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Work it.

So those of you that are into _Project Runway_ know that Tim Gunn (aka the headmaster Dumbledore of the fashion world), has a new book out, “A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style“. Naturally, the book tour took him by our school for Q&A and signing. There were posters plastered all over campus and even professors were encouraging us to go. However, since the event was scheduled to happen during my Friday class, I had already resigned myself to missing it and having to drive to a much more inconvenient appearance later on. Not so, it turned out!

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Randomness.

Reason #48594 Why I Heart Preston/Child Thriller Novels Their answer to fanfic and fanart is to open up a section of their official site’s bulletin board for people to post, upload and share. And yes, as much as I *really* didn’t need to see it depicted (even though there are some very subtexty moments, I’ll admit) in this particular instance, there was slash happily bouncing around with the anime-style drawings and silly AUs. On a site moderated and maintained by the authors. So good on them. Many of you already know I’m a dweeb when it comes to schlocky sensationalist …

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