She shops for books and cooks, of course.
Except, oh yeah, I can't afford books. Thankfully, I raped Elise's Shelfari bookshelf and added an assload of new books to my Bookmooch wishlist. So far I've requested:
Goodnight Nobody, by my lovely and adored Jennifer Weiner
Songs of Innocence and Experience, by William Blake. I *heart* him, too.
Shopgirl: A Novella, by Steve Martin because I adore the movie.
I've added the following to my wishlist (and they're available), but I don't know which ones I'll nab right now:
Brick Lane, (Monica Ali)
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Cather)
My Antonia (Cather)
O Pioneers! (Cather)
Song of the Lark (Cather)
Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)
The Birth of Venus (Sara Dunant)
Madame Bovary (Flaubert)
The Trial (Kafka)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
Diary (Chuck Palahniuk)
Invisible Monsters (Palahniuk)
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
The Pearl (Steinbeck)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
The Color Purple (Walker)
The Optimist's Daughter (Welty)
Ethan Frome (Wharton)
The Waves (Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Woolf)
Any recs? I have 8 or 9 Bookmooch points to spend. It's scandalous that I haven't read some of these...coughToKillAMockingbirdcough.
As for the cooking, I decided to try out a yummy-sounding recipe I saw in Southern Living when we were languishing in the hospital waiting room last weekend. I could not be more pleased with this recipe for Chicken and Artichoke Salad:
4 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Stir together all ingredients; cover and chill until ready to serve.
Makes 4 servings
Lisa Bright, Trussville, Alabama , Southern Living, JANUARY 2006 A Taste of Trussville
This chicken salad is yummy by itself...hot or cold. For a quick fix, I've been making sandwiches out of it on toasted multi-grain bread. It's yummy and easy on the hips.
On the lighter side of the job front, the coordinator from the evil community college called this morning to give me the heads up about some part-time positions that are opening up. At least she's watching out for me.
Many thanks for all of your condolences. You made me feel better. :)