Even though I am not a big reader (as a dyslxic, I find so hard to read. It takes a huge amount of focus and effort for me to read more than a pargraph at a time) I have been enjoying some great books this winter. Now, this first book is not even printed (so I have not read it yet :-) BUT I am soo excited I had to share in case someone did not know. Susan Branch has a new book, A Fine Romance. Heck any new book from Susan I will buy but a book by Susan about England? Heck yeah, I am pre-ordering a copy!!!!
Two books I especailly love are When Wanderers Cease to Roam and Le Road Trip By Vivian Swift. I love her snipits of life, things like watercolors of different types of dirt or fashion advice if you are in France (which is, do not worry about it. Be yourself). I have always wanted to do a journal like Vivian's and she inspires me. I actully bought a copy of When Wanderers Cease to encourge me in my own journaling. Check out her blog by the way!
Another book I am curently reading is A Family in Paris by Jane Paech. It is a wonderful scrapbook about a families time in Paris, which is a subject I never get sick of reading about.My mother just wrote a review of this book on her blog.
I also love Jamie Oliver's Great Britan cookbook. Well I love all of Jamies books but espically this book. Jamie know how to hit that perfect balence of creating true british food but giving it just a small twist to make it new but not too new. Lots of fun info about Britain. A good and yummy read!!
As I have posted about I am big fan of homemade ice cream. It is soo much cheaper and tastes better. So I took a chance and bought Jenis Splendid Ice Cream and I am so glad I did. She has a unique take on homemade ice cream involving cream cheese. But the biggest reason I enjoyed this book is she gave me lots of ideas on how to bling up my own recipes. For example herb infusing cream before making the ice cream.
Some free on-line books, check out The 1800's Pioneer Handbook's. Very cool look at history.
Lastly, is a movie The Well Diugger's daughter. I watch this sweet movie on netflix instant watch.
"A well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia, has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant Felipe. But when she's impregnated by a wealthy young pilot who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences."
I was drawn to the father and his love for his unwed, pregnant daughter. And his love for his family. There is a bit of language but nothing improper is shown. A sweet and touching story!