Friday I finished a book, Summer in Tuscany. It isn’t a book you’d read to your Sunday School class but it isn’t terrible – just a few bad words and a couple of steamy bedroom scenes but it was a happy book and I liked it. Some of you will laugh at my description of “steamy” but my Southern Baptist upbringing makes it hard for me to recommend books that others might consider off color. It isn’t bad . . really . . but you’ve been warned.
There was a lot of eating out in Tuscany and it has inspired me to search out more Italian recipes.
I feel like I spend too much time on Facebook but I didn’t ever think there were Italian cooking groups on there til a friend who had already shared a soup recipe that I loved (the green enchilada chicken soup), also shared a picture from one of the Italian cooking groups. I joined that group and found several more. Not good for Keto but it doesn’t start back up again til after the first of the year so we’re going to enjoy some Italian food for the next few weeks.
I guess I’m telling you about the food because reading a book does have an influence on us. Vince probably wishes it would have been those steamy bedroom scenes instead of the cooking that got my attention . . but maybe not. 🙂
Judy H says
I’ve listened to Summer in Tuscany – I enjoyed it, too!
Your final comment about the steamy bedrooms scene made my inner 12-year-old boy giggle. LOL
Nelle Coursey says
I just finished a book and the name of it was “I won’t tell”. It is a true story about this horrible mother and what she did to her daughters and nephew! The mother was absolutely crazy! It is a story about manipulation and how some people can make others do and say things they don’t want to do and know it is wrong.
Sherry in NC says
I just finished two books by Alan Brennert, Moloka’i and Daughter of Moloka’i. Both fiction but based on real historical events. The first takes place in an Hawaiian leper colony following the life of a young girl starting at about age 8. The second is about the life of her daughter in California during the war after Pearl Harbor when the government set up Japanese internment camps. The women had similar lives filled with hardship and some happy times. I don’t usually read books like this but the first was recommended by Amazon and was so good that I had to read the second. They were similar to the book Judy recommended call Where The Crawdads Sing. Which by the way was excellent. If you read these books, keep a tissue nearby. You will need it
Susan Nixon says
Oh, taking the month off, eh? Probably good to balance out things a little, and you may not go as far off as you think you are. Italian sounds good. I’ve been thinking about Indian food a lot. There’s a good restaurant near me for that – not a chain! Okay, food sounds good, as long as it isn’t fish or their relatives. =)
Thanks for the recommended book and a good laugh.