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Love the books you read

One of my new year’s resolutions is to read more books. At the risk of sounding cheesy, stories that enhance your life are worth your time.

I’m currently reading a book that makes me fall in love with reading and words and life all over again. It’s not a foodie book but the characters are so well written I want to savour every morsel. I find myself gasping at beautifully written sentences and highlighting them for no real reason. It’s affecting the music I listen to and gives me a heavy feeling in my throat as if my heart has swelled up and is trying to escape out my mouth.

The book was published in the 1950’s and I’m grateful that while the writer is long, long gone, he’s left a generous legacy of works. I’ll be slowly picking away at his books until they’re eaten up.

I don’t think I’ll be writing book reviews on these books because these are not a foodie books, but I might be able to bend one of his titles into a foodie review. Maybe even review it through the eyes of a foodie. Is that too contrived? We’ll see.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com

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    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Hi Sophie! The savour-every-word book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea but it is amazing.

  1. Love this post 🙂 And any book through the eyes of a foodie is not contrived at all – words, life, food – all interwoven!

    I’ve been in a book phase too, currently have a pile of 12 books sitting right next to my room door. It probably equals gorging, but this is a binge I won’t regret 😉

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      I feel like I’m gorging too. Unfortunately, the books are another way to procrastinate. It’s ironic reading about super hardworking characters living through all sorts of hardship while I lay about avoiding work.

  2. I also highlight beautifully written sentences. When I go back to re-read the book years later, I find that the sentence would still evoke the same feelings and reactions, so that’s one “reason” for highlighting!

  3. i am currently reading Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr and it is blowing my mind. i typically read young adult and/or dystopian themed stories.

    i don’t think it’s contrived at all. as food bloggers, we cannot live & breathe food all the time, and it is always interesting to see what other people are reading.

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Hi Lan! Dystopian themed stories sounds cool. I’m really into dystopian and apocalyptic movies.

      I’ve been reading a lot on the last few days and seeing it all from a foodies point of view. I am already amazed at all the food-based allegories I’ve been highlighting just because I’m more aware of them.

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