After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Beekman Boys!

That's me in the middle of a Beekman Boys sandwich, with Brent on the left and Josh on the right!

A couple weekends back, my local Indie hosted Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, otherwise known as The Beekman Boys, for the release of their newest cookbook, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden. Brent and Josh are a really great pair and are fun to talk to. We had the largest group for their signing tour yet (around 150 people) and they really appreciated everybody being there for the signing. Josh also signed copies of his two memoirs (I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir and The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir) and his novel (Candy Everybody Wants).

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The cookbook itself looks delicious and I can't wait to cook my way through it. In fact, there is a blog set up for that very purpose! Bake Like a Beekman will be selecting one recipe per week to create and share experiences with cooking the recipe with others in the group. Feel like learning to Bake Like a Beekman? Sign up and start baking! I was out of town for the first recipe (a Walnut Cake), but I hope to be joining in for this week's selection.

If you ever have a chance to go meet Brent and Josh, do it! They are great guys.

To purchase any of the books in this post, and help my local Indie bookstore, and help me buy more books, click the links above!

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