I Tried the Penguin-Mini Books and I Have a Lot of Thoughts

I Tried the Penguin-Mini Books and I Have a Lot of Thoughts

Book Culture

I never thought I’d be reading a book the size of the first iPod Touch until I came across the latest editions of John Green’s bestselling books. Marketed as Penguin Minis, these books have text that reads horizontally with onion-thin pages flipping upward. As a person who loves to lug books around, this would be a perfect option in theory. In execution, I was completely wrong.    I never thought I would hate a book format more than a poorly designed e-book, but Penguin Minis have come along to prove me very, very wrong. The point of these books is to …

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wine Is Weird And You Know It

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wine Is Weird And You Know It

Book Culture

The Handmaid’s Tale has made me want a drink on more than one occasion and my dream of doing this ended just as swiftly as it began yesterday. Women may not be able to buy happiness, especially once the Gilead government revokes all rights of women, but at least I can buy a $40 bottle of wine inspired by their oppression, pain, and suffering!     Via Giphy   Limited edition wine distributer Lot18 announced Tuesday morning that they’d be releasing a  trio of wines inspired by the characters of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. Not only were they …

Anthony Bourdain Biography To be Published Next Year

Anthony Bourdain Biography To be Published Next Year

Anthony Bourdain’s legacy in the food and travel world continues with news of a new biography about his life on the way. The book will be published by Ecco in the fall of 2019 with Bourdain’s long-time assistant, Laurie Woolever, editing the book.    via YouTube   Bourdain: The Oral Biography will be a “portrait of the writer, veteran chef and television travel, built from the stories shared by those who knew him best.”    Woolever, on editing the book said, “I’m honored to now be working with his estate…in order to share the story of a life that influenced so …

This Author Rewrote Books Where The Dog Dies,  So The Dog Doesn’t Die

This Author Rewrote Books Where The Dog Dies, So The Dog Doesn’t Die

Humor writer and essayist Riane Konc took to the internet to bring the joy of living dogs back to classic novels. Thanks to her, it is now safe to read Old Yeller, Marley & Me, and many others without crumbling into bits and pieces after the dog dies.    It came clear to me that Mama was right. And from everything I had heard, I knew that there was very little chance of Old Yeller’s escaping the sickness. It was going to kill something inside me to do it, but I knew then I had to shoot my big yeller …

Chrissy Teigen’s Second Cookbook Is Almost Here and I’m Already Hungry

Chrissy Teigen’s Second Cookbook Is Almost Here and I’m Already Hungry

Ever since Twitter favorite Chrissy Teigen released her first cook book, Cravings, I’ve been waiting for more scrumptious recipes. My patience has paid off as she’s finally releasing a second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry For More. She shared the news on her Instagram writing, “BLESSED DAY, IT’S HERE!!!!”      BLESSED DAY, IT’S HERE!!!! My second #CRAVINGScookbook is available for pre-order!! Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake, French Onion Soup with Croissant Croutons, Grilled Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches, Philly French Dip, Roasted Butternut & Pomegranate Salad, and more more more ohhhhhh there is much to love! Link to pre-order in my …