“You will develop a palate. A palate is a spot on your tongue where you remember. Where you assign words to the textures of taste. Eating becomes a discipline, language-obsessed. You will never simply eat food again.”
These are the words that introduce us to Tess, the twenty-two year old narrator of Sweetbitter.
Shot from a mundane, provincial past, Tess comes to New York in the stifling summer of 2006. Alone, knowing no one, living in a rented room in Williamsburg, she manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. Continue reading “Sweetbitter Book Club Discussion Questions”
The Fifth Season: Book Review By Dinh.
THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. FOR THE LAST TIME.
A season of endings has begun.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. Continue reading “The Fifth Season Book Review”
We can all rest now, a very popular cereal has finally made it possible for us to eat together because as you know, this was a problem before their ingenuity kicked in.
I admit, I like to read stuff while I eat and okay, do other stuff. Newspapers and magazines (and now online media) is great but I also enjoy reading the boxes that products come in. i.e., food, soap, toothpaste whatever. This is where the real marketing gems can be found and how these products are not just effective, but actually are changing the world, one family at a time. Continue reading “Gluten Actually Unbinds Us?”
Hello! We’ve started a new category call The Back Room where you can come chat and have a laugh. Leave your political correctness at the door and have a laugh with us!
Political Correctness: Respect Or Overkill?
In business there many occasions where training and other materials are written and presented. In the past, when referring to someone in a certain role, they would be referred to as “him” or “he”. When the attorney reviews a file, “he” must be cognizant of… If the police officer encounters a dangerous situation, “he” should call for back-up… etc. Continue reading “Political Correctness: Respect Or Overkill?”
Please join us in reading Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler for our suggested book club monthly reading.
We will be reviewing Sweetbitter along with our monthly book club discussions questions for April 30, 2017.
Sweetbitter is about a coming-of-age story about a 22 year old Tess who gets a job working at a renowned restaurant in New York City. Continue reading “Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler”
A Gentleman In Moscow: Book Review by Dinh.
When in 1922, the thirty year old Count is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. An indomitable man of erudition and wit, Rostov must now live in the attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Continue reading “A Gentleman In Moscow Book Review”
Please put your comments for A Gentleman in Moscow book club discussion questions in the comments area below.
1.Having read A Gentleman in Moscow, who would you recommend it to?
2. Did you like the premise of the book? Was it believable that an aristocrat was under house arrest for more than 30 years?
3. Why do you think that the author made the protagonist an aristocrat? How does the title of the book tie into that? Continue reading “A Gentleman In Moscow Book Club Discussion Questions”
The Nest: Book Review by Dinh.
Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Continue reading “The Nest Book Review”
The Invasion Of The Tearling: Book Review by Dinh.
With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, Kelsea has crossed the brutal Red Queen, who derives her power from dark magic and who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what she claims is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion. Continue reading “The Invasion of the Tearling Book Review”
The Chemist: Book Review by Dinh.
In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Continue reading “The Chemist Book Review”