Rolling (BTT); Wholesome?!

It’s that time again, after several missed weeks: time for the Booking Through Thursday meme!

Do you get on a roll when you read, so that one book leads to the next, which leads to the next, and so on and so on?

I don’t so much mean something like reading a series from beginning to end, but, say, a string of books that all take place in Paris. Or that have anthropologists as the main character. Or were written in the same year. Something like that… Something that strings them together in your head, and yet, otherwise could be different genres, different authors…

Hmm. Sort of. I’ll go on a mysteries kick, or a horror kick, or a single-author kick, or a learning-about-gardening (or whatever) kick at times. I haven’t done it quite as much recently, but it certainly happens. I’d say those are the three most common forms: I get into a new genre/sub-genre interest; I read a bunch of books by an author I’ve recently discovered; or I read a bunch of books in order to learn something new.


This is totally unrelated, but… I was looking at the back of a package of graham crackers this morning and saw a recipe there labeled as “wholesome” snacking. I assumed the fresh raspberries were what they used to justify that, since the sugar in graham crackers isn’t something I think of as wholesome. Then I stopped dead when I saw the entire jar of marshmallow fluff. Okay, so the cream cheese in the recipe is fat-free, but a whole jar of processed sugar?! WHOLESOME?!! Who in hell labels these things?


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10 comments on “Rolling (BTT); Wholesome?!
  1. Chris says:

    I don’t think I’m a theme reader. I don’t think…

  2. ScottM says:

    I also don’t think I’m a theme reader, though the mind does create the strangest correlations from random events.

  3. heather says:

    Chris: I don’t have the attention span to do it for long, but I know I do it for short time periods.

    Scott: I know several folks who answered this week’s meme mentioned noticing after-the-fact some apparent patterns, and seemed unsure as to whether this was subconsciously intentional or what you indicate.

  4. gautami says:

    Mostly I don’t. However there are times I do. I once read Perry Masons for a long time at a stretch.

  5. Jaimie says:

    I used to collect old cookbooks and you would not believe the stuff they labled as “healthful”. And yes, at one time they thought sugar was good for you. Of course when I check the copyright dates it was during WWll when rationing was taking place. Two pounds of sugar a month for a family of who knows how many kids is not going to go far.

  6. heather says:

    Jaimie: It makes sense in old cookbooks, for all the reasons you mention; that is a really interesting history note! But today, we certainly know better, especially when sugar is in everything. I hate it when companies that clearly do know better label things like gumdrops “fat free!” as though that makes them healthy, or label anything with fruit in it “healthful” or “wholesome” no matter how much fat or sugar is in it. It’s so misleading, and takes advantage of parents who don’t understand nutrition and who are worried about feeding their kids the right things. “Oh, its wholesome and I want to do the right thing for my kids. I should get that.”

  7. CeeCee says:

    I have to read all the books in an interesting series. My poor bank and library card gets a work out.

    Yea, I’ve often wondered who labeled snack foods as well. Are you an avid label reader too? I can’t get out the grocery store because I’m reading the darn labels! LOL.

  8. heather says:

    CeeCee: I often avoid series for that reason; trying to find all the books can be a bear!

    I am, in fact, an avid label reader. I was a hyperactive child and wasn’t allowed to eat anything artificial for a long time, so I learned to read labels at a VERY early age!

  9. I seem to be one of those people that sometimes goes on a roll with my reading and other times prefers to mix things up as much as possible. 🙂 I’m always straddling the fence. Haha

  10. heather says:

    Feline: Lol, you and me both. Glad to hear I’m not the only one. 😉

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