This is, apparently, part of a series of modern retellings of Shakespeare's plays by various authors. The play on which the novel is based is The Taming not the Shrew, and while I'm not completely convinced of the shrewishness of this particular Kate, I enjoyed the story, which was more or less exactly what you'd expect from a modern retelling of Shrew by Anne Tyler.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The next in this series, which I am rereading, gradually. Forgot to catch my blog up before I left to come to Amsterdam for a week, but at least I can add new books I've read, even if I'm a bit behind on dinners or books purchased. I always like these Brunette books, both for the plots & characters and for the setting. This was a very good one.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
This is part of the Austen Project - six modern authors writing modern takes on Jane Austen titles. I've read a couple of them now, and while this was good, and faithful to the story while being presented in a modern way, it suffered from the same problem which the original has for me - I just don't really like Emma. She makes me cringe. Give me Elizabeth Bennett, Elinor Dashwood, Fanny Price - or even better, Anne Elliot - any day. Heck, I'll even take Catherine Morland. (Though honestly, haven't read Northanger Abbey in so many years I might be wrong about that last one...)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Finally got around to finishing a book - just haven't really been up to much reading lately - not sure if it's because I'm tired or because of the weather, or what, but it's quite unusual for me. Tried a couple of books I didn't get into, but finally settled with this young adult title and another book which I'm nearly finished as well. I enjoyed this - it wasn't quite as good as some I've read recently, but I thought it was an interesting premise, presented well.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
This was a blended soup, made from the ends of the asparagus we've had all through the spring and some broccoli stalks -I threw these bits in the freezer, as it seemed a shame to waste them. If I did this again, which I would as it was very tasty - I would sieve it, as it did have some fibrous strands. But otherwise, very nice.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Too hot (and too tired) to cook. So this is an assembly-type dinner. If I had a bit more energy, I'd make some salads myself, but even that is a bit much after this weekend. Alex and I had more or less the same thing last night (slight variation). Maybe next week there will be actual cooking...