September 28, 2012 by gossiportsmouth2
As Shakespeare once said, “All life is but a stage in a book.” And we take that quote to heart, especially when it is written on the front of a t-shirt, and even more especially when we just made it up. But this isn’t about how great we are; it’s about sharing some really great information like what we are reading. So here is the first of our monthly installments of what we are reading:
On the nightstand
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Written by the infallible Betty Smith. It includes enough religious references to distract you from fasting during Yom Kippur. And we didn’t pick this book up just because we thought it was about some super cool farm to table program for some hip Brooklyn restaurant. We know better than that.
On the kitchen counter
The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Amanda Hesser compiled this collection of recipes that have appeared in The New York Times and what a collection it is. This cookbook is plenty worth the heft and the interesting tidbits that follow most recipes. If you can, do try the Mississippi Pancakes. But be warned, you’ll want to shove the pancakes down your throat and you’ll probably choke.
On the toilet
The New Yorker (Oct. 1). This week’s issue of The New Yorker with Mitt Romney riding on the back of a horse as a cover picture is full, as usual, of interesting intellectual fodder that is best consumed while on the john. We were not too keen on reading about incurable gonorrhea, but the “Shouts & Murmurs” essay with Joe Biden as a waiter was hilarious. Just don’t try to pee while reading it. Splash zone.