Dec 15, 2015
Belated Bingo. Are books getting longer? And we recommend Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix, and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
BINGO! Ann finally completed a row on her BOTNS Summer Bingo card! She's thinking about printing out a new card to use throughout 2016 (don't worry, she'll play a separate card just for the summer!). If any of you would like to do that also, you can download a new card here!
Don't forget to download the Books on the Nightstand 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!
An article in The Guardian - The Big Question: Are Books Getting Longer? - led to our discussion this week. Are books really getting longer or are we just buying and talking about the books with the biggest page counts? Some of the big and little books we mention:
I recommend Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix. It's the first full-color Mark Bittman cookbook and its multiple takes on single ingredients and pick-and-choose recipes make it perfect for new home cooks as well as those who've been cooking along with Bittman for years.
Ann has known about We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for quite some time now. But, prompted by the news that every teenager in Sweden was given a copy of this book, she finally read it, and is making her daughters read it too. It's a short book, but its size belies the important messages and discussions it contains.