Loving | Reading & Watching

BOOK | Blood Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Lots of books on my nightstand right now seem to be memoirs. I read about this one in a couple different places and picked it up in Charlotte. I have thoroughly enjoyed this one - it's raw and interesting and her writing about food and the happenings in her life and in the kitchen I found really fascinating.

Next up is either A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough by Wayne Muller (he wrote another book I loved last year - Sabbath) or Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.

MAGAZINE | Anthology. I got my first issue while I was away and devoured it on Sunday afternoon. Loved the articles. Loved the images. Love the size.

TV | Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. Something about this season has really pulled me in. I'd never watched his show before this season but have been DVRing it and love it. He's raw and the places he's been going this season are really interesting - I especially liked the first episode when he was in Hati.

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39 thoughts

  1. Prathima says…

    Hi Ali,
    Not sure if you know about it, but there's a wonderful show on NBC called Parenthood. Its about one family of three generations and their individual struggles and successes in life as well as how they all come together. In addition, one of the main characters son has Asperger's and they address the challenges and wonderful moments with his learning and growing process. It's a fantastic show full of heart and I would love more people to watch it so it stay on the air! :)

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    1. Ali says…

      Hi! I've seen it a couple times - I need to add it to our DVR list.

  2. Marian says…

    Ali - I just finished Blood, Bones, and Butter last night. I really enjoyed it also. She s a terrific writer. Also, my favorite TV show right now is Parenthood. Such an intense so but also very funny. It just really seems to flow like real life.

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  3. suzanne says…

    hi ali!
    just stopped by to see what your up to : )
    i love your book suggestions- i saw the Blood Bones & Butter just featured in the Oregonian and put it on my list. Glad to know it is good. Also just started Mama Zen- keep the suggestions coming.

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  4. Angie Lucas says…

    I see "Peace Like a River" on your nightstand, and I have to say it is one of my FAVORITES. It's amazing. The voice is so unique, and you know you're in for something different from the very first paragraph.

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    1. Ali says…

      It was recommended recently and it was one I'd never heard of before - excited to read it.

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