Six degrees of separation:
from scandals to pancakes
Time for another quirky variation on this meme.
There’s really no common point between the type of scandal featured in the book we were supposed to start from, and pancakes, except that pancakes is comfort food, and sometimes it helps…
Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest
(see there the origin of the meme and how it works
– posted the first Saturday of every month).
Here are my own quirky rules:
1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title (or in the subtitle) offered and find another title with that word in it – see the titles below the images to fully understand, as often the word could be in the second part of the title
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word, or you are stuck
5. To help you understand what I’m doing, you will find in orange the word that will be used in the following title, and in green the word used in the previous title
1. Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout, by Philip Connors
My review with a few excerpts is here.
2. The Mystic of Fire and Light: St. Symeon the New Theologian, by George A. Maloney
This is a great and very accessible translation to Symeon’s (949-1022) hymns. My review with excerpts is here.
3. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
I am so glad I can honor this great author (1952-2022) through this post.
VERDICT: With her exquisite style, Hilary Mantel gives a magnificent end to her Cromwell trilogy. Another masterpiece.
My full review, with long excerpts, and links to my reviews of the first two books.
4. Dead‘s Man Mirror, by Agatha Christie
The volume contains actually three stories: “Dead Man’s Mirror”, “Murder in the Mews”, and “Triangle at Rhodes”.
These were not my favorites.
5. Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin, by Ann Patty
I enjoyed this book a lot. Here are a few short thoughts on it.
6. Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France, by Craig Carlson
VERDICT: Eye-opening memoir of an American living his dream to open a restaurant in Paris. Meet the real France.
My full review with a few excerpts is here