Thanks for Family and Friends

Happy Thanksgiving, bookworms!

I'm excited to announce that I'm finally completely absorbed in a novel: Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs.  Last week I mentioned that I had started The School of Essential Ingredients, and I really love Bauermeister's savory description of the food her protagonist delicately handles. However, the title just happens to be the reading selection of the month for my reading group; so, I can't really get too ahead of myself.  Perfect reading during a time of year when Americans celebrate family, relationships, giving and great food.

A Gate at the Stairs offers a refreshing perspective from a somewhat demented protagonist Tassie Keltjin.  So far, I've only completed around 30 pages, but I've found that I don't want to put it down. I'm looking forward to posting a thorough review of this unique novel upon completion.

I can't wait to spend the weekend crafting, reading and editing photos from tomorrow's festivities.  Tomorrow will be the first Thanksgiving that my brother and I do almost ALL of the cooking, and we couldn't be more excited. Nothing beats beautiful falls leaves in the North Georgia mountains, heartfelt laughter with your family and warm food atop your table. I'll be sure to snap shots throughout the process and share all recipes utilized. 

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  Doing any reading to get you in the spirit?


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! And good luck with the cooking... I've yet to be in charge of anything but appetizers and cranberries! Anyway, this looks like the perfect book to read around this holiday. Good choice.

  2. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you! We're having a little Santa Swap/Christmas Party/Book Dicussion of The School... I'm pretty excited and will be posting a review of the book afterwards.

  3. I'm looking forward to your review of The School of Essential Ingredients. Happy Thanksgiving!


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