Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011

Well, here i go.  First blog post ever!  Not sure what i want to say here.. just signed up, and haven't had a chance to collect my thoughts.  Which are many.  Have a gazillion thoughts on books, baking, good food & wine, our 4 cats, our home outside of Portland, OR.  The list goes on and on and...  So this blog will mainly consist of my musings on all manner of subjects.  Whatever i feel like writing at any given time.  And since i don't think in complete sentences, my writing won't always have proper sentence structure.  So there.  Take a red pen to my pages all you want.  Won't faze me a bit!

More often than not, my posts will be about books.  Literary fiction and classics are my favorite reads. Occasionally i enjoy non-fiction or an excellent thriller.  Never 'self-help' books.  Ever.  Not that i don't need help now and then, but i never look in a book for that. I enjoy many first-time novelists, and obscure authors that i'm sure many of you have never heard of.  Hardly ever like books from the usual suspect 'best-seller' lists.  They annoy me.  Sometimes when i'm perusing the shelves in a bookstore or library, and i hear a patron or customer ask for a best seller.. (or a James Patterson or Danielle Steele novel).. wait! those are pretty much 2 and the same, i want to jump up and down and shout..'over here.. over here!  This book is AWESOME!'  But, since i'm not a lunatic, i remain silent.  So i'll be reviewing books often in hopes that someone out there will discover a new author.  Books that i feel sad that people are missing out on....

I also enjoy good food, and like to bake.  Although i'm making a serious effort to downize, so am not baking nearly as often.  Sometimes i use my paternal grandmother's recipes.. or recipes that i've collected myself over the years.  Sometimes i follow 'em to the letter.  Sometimes i tweak 'em a little.  Usually they turn out pretty well, but sometimes my experiments fail miserably.  I also enjoy a good wine every so often.. And i must admit, i experiment there sometimes too.  I buy a wine if i think it has a cool label.  :)  Sometimes that turns out well, sometimes, it doesn't.  So, anyhoo, more on my 2nd post once i've had a time to gather and organize my thoughts a little better..

Sincerely yours..  M...

2 comments:

  1. Comments have been fixed, hopefully - no need to register - M

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  2. Annette Folsom WatrousJul 31, 2011, 3:50:00 PM

    Mary I found your 1st blog wonderful. It was informative and even made me chuckle which I have been in dire need of this past week.
    I look forward to your blogging about wine and books. Open my eyes to new authors Mary and may I get knowledgeably tipsy sampling some new and sometimes tasty wines!

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