Thursday, July 18, 2019

Flash Count Diary



Book Menu for Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life by Darcey Steinke.

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Food mentioned in Flash Count Diary:

Scrambled eggs, 5
Coffee, 6
Greek salad, 21
Bourbon,, 41
Cranberry juice, 48
Lemon cake, 91
Milk, 104
Sausages, 104
Pizza, 118
Roast chicken with vegetables, 146
Roasted peanuts, 150
Soft pretzels, 150
Whiskey, 152
Potato chips, 171
Rose wine, 171
Beer, 181
Energy bars, 189


Books mentioned in Flash Count Diary:
There are scores and scores of books mentioned but they are already listed in the notes in the back of Ms. Steinke's book.



Music mentioned in Flash Count Diary:
"Black or White" / Michael Jackson, 28
John Denver's Greatest Hits, 118
Bobby Sherman, 118


Movies mentioned in Flash Count Diary:
Mrs. Doubtfire , 7
The Incredible Hulk, 14
Whale Rider, 35
Elf,146, 155


Television shows mentioned in Flash Count Diary:
All in the Family, 6
The 70s Show, 7
Downton Abbey , 46


ISBN of edition I read: 9780374156114 (hardcover)
 
                                                        

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Missing Sisters




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by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 0689505906 (hardcover)

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Food mentioned in Missing Sisters:
Sour balls, 10
Roast beef subs., 33
Tuna subs.,33
Hamburgers, 43, 85
Cake, 43-44
Macaroni and cheese, 46, 115
Hot dogs, 46
Marshmallows, 65
Ice cream, 69, 85, 131
Cokes, 72
Fried egg sandwiches, 88
Popsicles, 88
Cookies, 95
     Oreos, 108
Lemonade, 95-96, 99
Jell-O, 107
Pancakes, 109
Minestrone soup, 124
Apple cider, 143


Books mentioned in Missing Sisters:
Valley of the Dolls / Jacquelyn Susann, 31
Dr. Seuss, 108
     Horton Hatches the Egg, 109
Nancy Drew series / Carolyn Keene, 109


Movies mentioned in Missing Sisters:
 The Singing Nun, 74, 78-79



Music mentioned in Missing Sisters:
"I Could Have Danced All Night", 21
The Beatles, 28, 60
"We Shall Overcome" / Charles Albert Tindley, 52
"Puff the Magic Dragon" / Peter, Paul and Mary, 63
"Malaguena" / Ernesto Lecuona, 64
Simon & Garfunkel, 77


Plays mentioned in Missing Sisters:
My Fair Lady, 20, 28-29, 34, 56, 59-60, 62, 71 


                                                                

Monday, July 8, 2019

Six Haunted Hairdos



Book menu for Six Haunted Hairdos by Gregory Maguire
ISBN of edition I read: 0394789266 (hardcover)

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Food mentioned in Six Haunted Hairdos:
Chicken curry and rice, 2,4
Cake with pink frosting, 8
Peanuts, 11, 16, 55-58, 88, 90, 93, 95, 107, 114, 126, 147
Doughnuts 17-18, 29, 34, 69, 78
     Chocolate doughnuts, 18, 22, 28, 104-106, 124, 138, 141
     Crullers, 28
          Cranberry Crullers, 124
Doritos, 95
Turkey, 113
     Turkey curry, 114, 147
Cranberry sauce, 113
Prune popovers 124
Blueberry buns, 124

Mango muffins, 124


Books mentioned in Six Haunted Hairdos:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz / L. Frank Baum, 51 170
Alfred Hitchcock's Ghostly Galleryy, 87
Harriet the Spy / Louis Fitzhugh, 100


Music mentioned in Six Haunted Hairdos:
Ultimate Dolly Parton, 27
"Joy to the world -- Jeremiah was a bullfrog" / Hoyt Axton, 33

Magazines mentioned in Six Haunted Hairdos:
Nature, 45



                                                                

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Couple of April Fools




Book menu for A Couple of April Fools by Gregory Maguire


ISBN of edition I read: 061827474X (hardcover)

Food mentioned in A Couple of April Fools:
Doughnuts, 13-14, 55, 82, 103, 105, 113-114-115, 118-119, 177
     Jelly doughnuts, 61
Dumplings wrapped in cabbage, 31
Kielbasa, 31-32, 35
Boiled potatoes, 31
Muscatel wine, 31
Soda water, 31
Milk, 31
Hotdogs, 33
Caramel popcorn, 44
Potato chips, 61
Corn chips, 61
Wheat chips, 61
Chicken korma, 62
Dr. Pepper, 63
Lamb chops and baby peas, 63, 65
Ginger beer, 65
Bubble gum, 69
Coffee, 82, 115
Fish sticks, 89
Lentil cassoulet, 90
Roast pork with sauerkraut & beets, 91
Pork sausages, 103, 106
Pizza, 114
Chicken vindaloo and rice, 115-116

Books/Authors mentioned in A Couple of April Fools:
Harry Potter, 37
Farmer's Almanac, 87
Frank Stockton, 139
     The Lady, or the Tiger, 139, 172, 182
The Merchant of Venice / William Shakespeare, 172
Just So Stories / Rudyard Kipling, 182

Music mentioned in A Couple of Fools:
Madonna, 64

Movies mentioned in A Couple of Fools:
E.T., 59

Television shows mentioned on A Couple of Fools:
The Simpsons, 86
Planet Of The Apes, 92
Lassie, 154


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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Egg and Spoon





Book menu for Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 9780763772201 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Egg and Spoon:
Squash pie, 18
Dried fruit, 46
Salted nuts, 46
     Macadamia nuts,  169
Wine, 46
Cordials, 46
Juice, 46
Cured meats, 46
Bagels, 47
Apples, 50, 52, 121, 196, 345
Berries, 50
     Lingonberries, 69
Porridge, 54, 57
Stewed fruit with cinnamon, 57, 59
Tea, 140, 159, 242
     Spiced tea, 66
     Orange tea, 303
Hard cheese, 70, 72
Jam, 70, 829
Brown rolls, 70, 72
Salt biscuits, 100
Figs, 100
Croissants, 114-115, 204
Sausages, 127, 329
White beans, 127
Borscht, 141, 151
Hot pastrami on rye, 153
Sherry, 160, 225-226
Cheerios, 166-167
Orange juice, 176
Blinis with caviar, 194
Chocolate cakes, 197
Sticky buns, 199
Gingerbread, 215
Marzipan, 215
Champagne, 226, 246
Oranges, 312
Grappa, 314
Brownies, 322
Cheese and crackers, 329
Ham, 329
Cinnamon custard, 351
Hot cocoa, 417
Ice cream, 458
Coleslaw, 474
Black bread, 474


Books/Authors mentioned in :
Charles Dickens, 120
     Bleak House, epigraph
"The Tribute" (short story) / Jane Gardam, epigraph
Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte, 66
H.C. Andersen, 232
     The Snow Queen, 137
William Thackeray, 159
Denis Diderot, 169
The Edgar Allan Poe, 169
"The Soul Selects Her Own Society" (poem), Emily Dickinson, 182
Leo Tolstoy, 222, 259
Gregor Mendel, 233
Jane Austen, 263
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 277
Honore de Balzac, 277
Maimonides, 322


Musicals mentioned in Egg and Spoon:
Annie Get Your Gun, 169
The King and I, 169
Damn Yankees, 169
Cats, 169


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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Shelter: a novel




Book menu for Shelter by Jung Yun

ISBN of edition I read: 9781250075611 (hardcover)

A colleague recommended this book and I'm so glad she did. This is such a powerful, current, and relevant story. Like the main character, Kyung, I am the child of immigrant parents and this novel really struck home for me.  This is a great title for a book club. I look forward to reading Ms. Yun's next novel.


Food mentioned in Shelter:
Grapes, 4, 51
Popcorn, 4, 307
Cheese, 4
Bananas, 4, 52
Toast, 5
Omelets, 5, 193
Pancakes, 5
Cookies, 33, 118
Granola bars, 33
Coffee, 41, 52, 118, 132, 193, 227, 270, 295
Orange juice, 51
Raisins, 51
Pizza, 52
Apples, 52
Cheese and crackers, 98
Pate, 98-99
Sandwiches, 112, 117, 120-121
Potato chips, 122, 307
Mini candy bars, 122
Lasagna, 131-132, 134, 136
Dumplings, 149
White wine, 173
     White burgundy, 215
Red wine, 173
Tea, 184
Blueberry muffins, 193, 196
Yogurt, 193
Grapefruit juice , 193
Beer, 201
Lobster, 215-216
Bourbon, 316

Books/Authors mentioned in Shelter:
Heraclitus, epigraph
Treasure Island / Robert Louis Stevenson, 128
Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe, 128
The Call of the Wild / Jack London

Music mentioned in Shelter:
"The Dock of the Bay" / Otis Redding, 159
Jimi Hendrix, 160
Johnny Mathis, 288
Simon and Garfunkel, 288
The Platters, 288 

Movies mentioned in Shelter:
The Sound of Music

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Three Rotten Eggs



Book menu for Three Rotten Eggs (Hamlet Chronicles) by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 0618096558 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Three Rotten Eggs:
Coffee, 5-7, 10, 20-21, 51, 53, 62, 121
Doughnuts, 45
     Jelly Doughnuts, 137, 155
Candy bars, 53
Peanut butter sandwiches, 86
Radish and raisin sandwich, 95
Cupcakes, 96
Curried crab cakes, 100
Popcorn, 101
Penny candy, 121
     Jawbreakers, 121
     Tootsie Rolls, 121
Ice cream sandwiches, 121
Yogurt, 137
Milk, 148
Cookies, 148
Flapjacks, 180
Chicken Pot Pie, 184

Books/Authors mentioned in Three Rotten Eggs:
Horton Hatches the Egg / Dr. Seuss, 97-98

Music mentioned in Thee Rotten Eggs
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic", 172
"The Wedding March" / Mendelsohn, 86

Movies mentioned in Three Rotten Eggs:
The Terminator, 2, 37


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