Too Many Books!


So many books, so little time. I know I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – so many books, so little time!

My desk, and the pile of books currently in residence.

Not only are my shelves at home overflowing with books I have yet to open, my work space is being threatened by piles of books on my desk. Currently, I have three cookbooks in a stack – Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets, The Good-to-Go Cookbook (Take-Along Foods, Quick Suppers, and Satisfying Snacks for On-the-Go Familes), and The Joy of Jams, Jellies and Other Sweet Preserves – in addition to the copies of Joy of Cooking and The Fannie Farmer Cookbook nestled among my reference materials.

A few cookbooks to review.

The hope is to review those cookbooks for this blog, though it may take me a while.

Other tomes grace my desk as well: a gorgeous coffee-table book, American Farmer, also to be reviewed at some point in time; Who Laughs Last, a small fictional delight I’m looking forward to digging into; Dirty Bow Wow, a tribute to dogs and the objects of their affection; and The Kitchen Linens Book, by the author of The Apron Book, both of which would make good reviews for GRIT readers. I also have Fish & Tips, a recipe booklet for healthier, delicious seafood that might make a good addition to a future Comfort Foods or Recipe Box.

Hank Will_2
2/19/2009 2:56:58 PM

OK you guys, it's a well known fact that stack filing is incredibly efficient ... until the stacks fall over ...

Jean Teller
2/19/2009 2:43:43 PM

Ah, KC, your desk isn't that bad - indicates a busy work life! I've heard that the messy desk is a sign of creativity. Yeah, that's it. I'm surrounded by creative types! Oops, but what does that say about me?! :) It's about time to help a certain someone with the stacks of stuff on his desk. I'll add that to my to-do list!

KC Compton_2
2/19/2009 2:38:00 PM

We aren't even going to mention the state of a certain Grit editor's desk. Wouldn't say a THING about Hank's desk if someone held hot coals to my feet. No sireebob, wouldn't say that he leans his elbows on a two-inch pile of paper just to type on his keyboard. Wouldn't say that on my LIFE... :=] Besides, if I did, someone might then come in MY office and out me for the slob I actually am. Right now I have four distinct piles of books on my desk: A batch to judge for a statewide writing contest; a batch to consider excerpting; a batch I think I SHOULD read to be a better person ("Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity")and books friends have written and I really want to spend some time looking over. Good thing I have a big desk ... KC

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