That sort of weather is upon us and as I recently typed into my Facebook status “Books are boarding passes…” I’ve decided to recommend a couple that I like which have a way of transporting you and making you forget you’re within the 4 walls of a room. One is a themed biography, one is Japanese (translated) fiction, and the last is a children’s sci-fi-but-not-really fantasy book that’s deep enough to hit a chord with adults which is part of a 4-book series so you can get excited for the next and it isn’t a pain to read. I’ve completely read two out of the three and am still finishing Julia’s Cats, I’m more than halfway. I’ve also read Banana Yoshimoto’s more recent book Goodbye Tsugumi but Kitchen is still my favorite.
JULIA’S CATS – Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats | Patricia Barey and Therese Burson (Read about Julia Child’s life within the context of her love for cats and cooking, and okay, her enviable husband, Paul, too.) This book will make you go “Aww” with almost every other turn of the page whether it’s coz of her, her cats, or Paul, her devoted BFF husband.
KITCHEN | Banana Yoshimoto (“An enchantingly original and deeply affecting book about mothers, love, tragedy…” actually it is not that sad naman, has parts lang “…and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan”) This book will make you think, empathize with the characters, and want to eat or start cooking if you have never tried.
A WRINKLE IN TIME | Madeleine L’ Engle (A story about Meg Murry and her brother Charles whose father was experimenting with the 5th dimension of time travel and suddenly disappeared. They are determined to rescue him and find themselves in another dimension that feels like a dream)