*pats full belly* I might have taken an hour off, but in a sense it was still to do with books. Lunch was a breakfast burrito recipe from a review cookbook (the Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook) that I’m working on, and the bread we’re making is from a cookbook we already reviewed (Whole Grain Breads). The burritos were awesome, by the way. Now I have my second cup of coffee of the day and I’m ready to dig in for the afternoon.
Hour Five of Dewey’s readathon:
Pages read: 43
Total pages read so far: 266
Time spent reading: 45 minutes
Total time so far: 3 hours 15 minutes
Book read: Bill James, Girls, uncorrected proof
Total number of books so far: 1.5+
Manse’s mother used to tell him that ‘a word is enough to the wise’, a well-known saying from Latin or her uncle Les who worked in London for the BBC or W.H. Smith.
I just spent an entire chapter inside the head of a sort-of British gangster who wants to think he has class, as he interior monologued in most outrageous and hysterical fashion about everything from Pre-Raphaelite paintings to the morality of a morning shag in the living room with the curtains open. I couldn’t stop laughing the whole way through. Rarely have I enjoyed a piece of writing in which so little happened and yet I was so wrapped up and entertained.
The bread is now in the oven and baking, and oh it looks lovely! It’s made with whole wheat flour, but a white wheat strain, which is less prone to bitterness and strong flavor than the more common red wheat strain. It also has a certain amount of a “harvest blend” of grains and seeds in it. Since we used Reinhart’s techniques, though, it’s coming out fluffy, airy, and wonderful!