Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Mountain Between Us



Book menu for The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin


ISBN of edition I read: 9780767927000 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
Beer, 6
Nachos, 6
Hot wings, 6
Haagen-Dazs, 9
Caesar salad, 12
Pizza, 66, 283
     Pepperoni pizza, 12
Spicy tomato juice, 12
Wine, 308, 314
     Cabernet, 12, 112
     Red wine, 65
Coffee, 26, 51, 69, 71, 29, 81-82, 85, 109, 126, 140, 151, 173, 255, 282
     291-292, 295, 297, 304
     Latte, 297
Smoked almonds, 28
Doughnuts, 51-52, 291
Gin and tonics, 65
Trail mix, 70, 72-73, 78, 126
French silk pie, 88
Rocky road ice cream, 102
Popcorn, 104
Key Lime Pie, 104, 174
Cappuccino, 141, 297
Ice cream, 142
Orange juice, 143, 173
Egg sandwiches, 143
Sausage, 143
     Spicy sausage, 255
Muffins, 143
Raspberry danish, 143
Glazed doughnuts, 143
Gatorade, 147
Cheeseburger, 148, 299
French fries, 148, 299
Egg, 173, 255
New York strip, 173
Hash browns, 173
Peach cobbler, 174
Steak and potato soup, 213
Fried snapper, 218
Champagne, 225-226
Apple cobbler, 226
Hog dogs, 249
Pretzels, 249
Toast, 255
Cheese grits, 255
Cheese danish, 255
Pop Tarts, 292

Book mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
The Jungle Book / Rudyard Kipling, 41

Movies mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
Girl, Interrupted, 7
Sabrina, 7
Jeremiah Johnson, 33
Alive, 74
The English Patient, 139
Die Hard, 158
The Cowboys, 169
Pretty Woman, 193
Cast Away, 217
An Officer And A Gentleman, 231
Rocky IV, 307

Music mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
"I'll Fly Away", Albert Brumley, 28
Fleetwood Mac, 51

Television Program mentioned in The Mountain Between Us:
The Six Million Dollar Man, 295


                                                    

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express




Book menu for Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Food mentioned in Murder on the Orient Express
:
Mineral water, 7, 23, 25, 33-34, 57, 72, 129
Coffee, 7-8, 25, 63, 161, 163, 169
Eggs, 8
Cream cheese, 21
Wine, 22
Orange juice, 23
Chicken, 23
Boiled fish, 23
Omelet, 63
Peppermints, 90
Cognac, 155, 161
Tea & biscuits, 161

Books/Authors mentioned in Murder on the Orient Express:
Charles Dickens, 18
Honore de Balzac, 21
William Shakespeare, 56
     As You Like It, 202


                                                         


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

My Cousin Rachel



Book menu for My Cousin Rachel
by Daphne Du Maurier

This is the second Du Maurier novel I've read. My first was Rebecca which I read a few years ago. I really enjoy her writing style and look forward to reading more of her novels and non-ficton.  Also, I now have Cornwall on my travel bucket list! My Cousin Rachel is a perfect title for mystery book groups and for any gardening and horticulture enthusiasts. What a pity the film adaptation removed the horticulture/landscape aspect from the storyline. If you've already seen the film, please feel free to use the comments section and share what you thought of it (especially compared to the book).


ISBN of edition I read: 9781402217098 (trade paperback)

Food mentioned in My Cousin Rachel:
Port, 11, 110, 137, 260
Tea, 41, 94-95, 104
Cold meat, 82, 104
Ale, 82, 279, 320
Brandy, 85, 97, 108, 110, 168, 260, 268, 322
Soup, 01
Chicken,91
Deviled kidney, 91
Bread and butter, 95
Bacon, 102
Salad, 104
Puddings, 104, 218, 229
Pies, 104-105, 202, 229
Cakes and cream, 106
Blackberries, 132
Cake, 153, 202, 221, 371
Fruit, 153
Cider, 155, 217-220, 285
Red wine, 162
Steak, 163
Sweet cakes, 175
Seed cake, 175
Ham, 202, 294, 218
Roast goose, 218
Roast turkey, 218
Pastries, 218
Wine, 221, 305, 371
Walnuts, 260
Pigeon pie, 279
Hard boiled eggs, 294
Boiled fowl and bacon, 302, 305
Cold mutton, 320
Venison, 326
Apple pie, 326
Sea bass, 349
Salmon, 340

                                                       

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wonder



Book menu for Wonder by R.J. Palacio

ISBN of edition I read: 9780375869020 (hardcover)

Food mentioned in Wonder:
Ice cream, 3, 85,136, 191, 199
Bagels, 35, 100
Lollipops, 36
Cheese sandwich, 49, 100
Graham crackers, 49
Juice boxes, 49, 139-140, 178
Macaroni and cheese, 51
Apples, 167
Pizza, 95
Grapes, 101
Tortilla chips, 190
S'mores, 250, 258
Hot dogs, 258
Roasted peanuts, 260
Cotton candy, 260, 271
Grilled cheese, 276, 278
Chocolate milk, 278
White grape juice, 278
Cake, 309

Books/Authors mentioned in Wonder :
Dragon Rider
/ Cornelia Funke, 11
A Wrinkle in Time / Madeleine L'Engle, 45
Shen of The Sea / Arthur Chrisman, 45
The Hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien, 59
The Wizard of Oz / L. Frank Baum, 68
Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Jeff Kinney, 72, 178
Harry Potter / J.K. Rowling, 74
War and Peace / Leo Tolstoy, 98, 101-102, 107
The Little Prince /  Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, 133
Hamlet / Shakespeare, 205
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / C.S. Lewis, 255
J.M. Barrie
     Peter Pan, 299
     The Little White Bird, 299
Under the Eye of the Clock / Christopher Nolan, 300

Plays mentioned in Wonder :
Oliver! / Lionel Bart, 26
Our Town / Thornton Wilder, 193, 230, 240
The Elephant Man / Bernard Pomerance, 186, 193, 240
The Wizard of Oz, 230
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 230

Movies mentioned in Wonder:
Jimmy Neutron, 40
Star Wars, 40, 74, 93, 97, 180, 212, 237, 252, 306
E.T. 92
Avatar, 93
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, 110
The Mummy, 132
Home Alone, 152
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 260
The Lord of the Rings, 266
Sound of Music, 262, 276

Music Mentioned in Wonder:
"Wonder" / Natalie Merchant, epigraph
"Space Oddity" / David Bowie, 81, 93, 272
"Beautiful" / Christina Aguilera, 118
Zydeco, 184, 187, 191
"Beautiful Things" / Andain, 235
"Beautiful Child" / The Eurythmicss, 249
"Light & Day" / Polyphonic Spree, 295
"Canon in D" / Pachelbel, 295
"Under Pressure" / David Bowie, 295

My favorite Wonder passage:
p.231: "Why is everyone getting up?" I said.

           "It's a standing ovation," said Mom, getting up.

          So I got up and clapped and clapped. I clapped until my hands hurt. For a second, I imagined how cool it would be to be Via and Justin right then, having all these people standing up and cheering for them. I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.


                                                       

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Last Flag Flying




Book menu for Last Flag Flying
by Darryl Ponicsan

Last Flag Flying is the sequel to The Last Detail. Both were adapted into feature films. 

ISBN of edition I read: 9781510727748 (hardcover)


Food mentioned in Last Flag Flying:
Jagermeister, 6
Beer, 7-8, 11-12, 15, 30, 137, 143-144, 154
     Budweiser, 94-95
Burgers, 14, 130, 213
     Cheeseburger, 97, 113, 172
Pizza, 15, 53, 94, 169, 202
Chorizo con huevos, 16
Ham in Coca-Cola sauce, 24, 52, 78
Yams, 24
Lima beans, 24
Swiss steak, 25
Coffee, 27-28, 31, 56, 61, 86-87, 113, 125, 143-144
Pie, 27
Peach cobbler, 28, 31, 33
Wild Turkey, 30, 154
Soda, 53
French toast, 55
Fried potatoes, 55
Eggs, 55
Doughnuts, 61
Coke, 67, 109, 133-134
Pancakes, 106
Chicken & rice soup, 113
Tuna salad sandwiches, 113, 158
French fries, 113, 130, 172
Chocolate malt, 113
Philly cheese steak sandwiches, 127
Onion rings, 130
Sausages, 137
Ginger ale, 154
Salad, 172
Liver & onions, 172, 175
Herbal tea, 172
Rolls, 211
Fruit, 211
Cheeses, 211

Books/Authors mentioned in Last Flag Flying:
John le Carre, 116
Michael Moore, 116
Jarhead / Anthony Swofford, 116

Music mentioned in Last Flag Flying:
"Join the Navy" / The Village People, 4
Nina Simone, 72

Television programs mentioned in Last Flag Flying:
Cops

Magazines mentioned in Last Flag Flying:
Mother Jones

Libraries mentioned in Last Flag Flying:
p.117: "The Philadelphia-bound train pulls away. They are less than an hour from Newark, where Mule hopes to call his wife and find out if anyone has called the library, which is where Mule finds his reading material. He is too poor to afford to buy books."

p.158: "In a few minutes, they see Mule making his way back to them.
          "'How's things on the home front?'" Billy asks him. He gets off his stool to give Mule another boost onto his.
          "'She's not aware of anything. I told her to call the librarian and see if anybody is snooping into my reading habits.'"
          "'It's embarrassing,'" says Billy. "'To know agents are checking up on you. How far can they go with that shit, and for what?'"


                                                            

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