Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kitchen Confidential

Though I apparently do not deserve to use garlic (because I will use it from a jar) and I find Anthony Bourdain unnecessarily crude and course I cannot not stop reading his book.

I'm about halfway though ad am enjoying discovering the rough path that lead him to where he is today and now have a new wish list for my kitchen plus some techniques to try.

I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Just started this challenging book. Here's a segment I wrote about it on another blog:

Thankfully, this is not my dilemma but I would like to share a quote with you from the book Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.

“Sometimes I think, “If I die, I won’t have to see my children suffering as they are.” Sometimes I even think of killing myself. So often I see them crying, hungry and there I am, without a cent to buy them some bread. ‘My God, I can’t face it! I’ll end my life. I don’t want to look anymore.” - Iracema da Silva, resident of a slum in Brazil


Here I am worrying because my family doesn’t have everything we are ”supposed to” have, and yet, tonight my children will eat.

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Three Cups of Tea

Want to be challenged or inspired.? How about just go along for the adventure? I absolutely loved this book. Ok, I'll admit, some parts may have been a little slow but the miracle of what was done through one man is just plain amazing!

Greg Mortenson went from someone who lived a selfish life (that sounds harsh but he was an avid mountain climber and lived his life around that passion) to someone who is absolutely selfless. At the time of this book his organization (which started with just him keeping a promise to build one school) had built 55 schools, many being schools for girls in radical Muslim areas.

I was inspired. I work with a ministry called African Book Challenge, that ministers to children in Kwabeng Ghana, a town that has no help from the major relief organizations, and after reading this I am excited by what man and then one group can do to change the lives of children.

Please join me

I'm an avid reader with a diverse taste in books. The truth is, I love books and can't get enough of them!

I don't have time for a formal sit down bookclub. So I'd like to share what I'm reading and hopefully, get some of you responces along the way.