Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Border (short story)




Book menu for "Border" by John Ajvide Lindqvist



ISBN of edition I read: 9780312620530 (hardcover story collection: Let the Old Dreams Die)

Food mentioned in "Border":
Wine, 5
     White wine, 38
Coffee, 11-13
Ice cream, 12
Mushrooms, 36
Strawberry juice, 53


Books mentioned in "Border":
Henning Mankell, 1, 15
Isaac Asimov, 2
Ray Bradbury, 2
Arthur C. Clarke, 2
Five Go to Billycock Hill / Enid Blyton, 8
Ake Edwardson, 15
     Sail of Stone, 16
     Death Angels, 16
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Stieg Larsson, 16
The Brother Karamazov / Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 32
Comet in Moominland / Tove Jansson, 37


Movies mentioned in "Border":
The Phantom Carriage, 24
Sir Arne's Treasure, 24, 26


Music mentioned in "Border":
Chopin's piano sonatas, 44
 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Next Queen of Heaven




Book menu for The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire

ISBN of edition I read: 9780061997792 (paperback)

Food mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Coffee, 12-13, 37, 39, 121, 124, 172, 203, 241, 270
Whiskey sours, 18
Croissants, 34
Brioche, 35
Power Bars. 35
Burgers, 37, 39, 122
Fries, 39
Chocolate-covered cherries, 48
Jell-O, 54
Spaghetti-Os, 56, 60
Green beans, 60
Chow mein noodles, 60
Beer, 76, 121-122, 264, 267
Tea, 78, 149, 198, 200, 203, 217
Toast, 78
Cookies, 85, 217
     Freihofer's, 299
Pears, 92
Cinnamon Cheerios, 94, 96
Celery soup, 95
Tater tots with American cheese, 100
Eclairs, 105-106
Jack Daniels, 109
Tuna Salad, 121, 171
Ice cream, 121, 206
Doughnuts, 124, 311
Genessee Cream Ale, 140
Pound cake, 149, 151
Curried mango dip, 176
Turkey, 186
Eggnog, 186
Shortbread, 198
Diet Coke, 203
Beans, 227
Milkshakes, 240
Pizza, 246, 249
Pancakes, 270
Fluffernutter, 282
Oyster crackers, 285
Bourbon, 301
Cucumber sandwiches, 333

Books/Authors mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Stephen King, 29
Salman Rushdie, 30
Our Town (play) / Thornton Wilder, 44
Dr. Seuss, 109, 195
     Hop on Pop, 108
John Keats, 120
William Blake, 120
Emily Dickinson, 120
W.B. Yeats, 127
The Nun in the World / Leon Suenens, 152
The Hardy Boys / Franklin Dixon, 163
Nancy Drew Diaries / Carolyn Keene, 163
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain, 163
William Shakespeare, 191, 238
     Hamlet163
Moby Dick / Herman Melville, 163
The Last Battle / C.S. Lewis, 165
Curious George / Margaret Rey, 256
Frank McCourt, 272
The Wind in the Willows / Kenneth Grahame, 287
Charlotte's Web / E.B. White, 287

Music mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Kurt Kobain, 20
Aerosmith, 20
"Believe" / Cher, 36
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" / Dusty Springfield, 44
"I Want it That Way" / Backstreet Boys, 45
Celine Dion, 194
     "I'm Your Angel", 46
"Angel of Mine" / Monica, 46
"Angel" / Sarah McLachlan, 46
South Pacific soundtrack, 48
Steven Sondheim, 64, 73
     "Send in the Clowns" / 64
Clancy Brothers, 64
The Carpenters, 64
Brian Eno, 88-89
Crosby, Stills and Nash, 88
Beach Boys, 89
"Pange Lingua", 96
"Freedom" / George Michael, 118
Whitney Houston, 194
     "I Will Always Love You", 119
"Personal Jesus" / Depeche MOde, 122, 126
"Five Mystical Songs" / R. Vaughan Williams, 127
"Burn the Priest" / Lamb of God, 190
Billy Joel, 194
Paul McCartney, 194
Barbara Streisand, 194
Sinead O'Connor, 223
Village People, 235
Neil Sedaka, 299
"O Holy Night", 308
"The First Noel", 322
"New York" / Frank Sinatra, 346

Movies mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Cabaret, 96
The Sound of Music, 96
Young Frankenstein, 198
Silence of the Lambs, 294

Television programs mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
Baywatch, 280
Star Trek, 224, 281
One Life to Live, 281
Gilligan's Island, 283
Wheel of Fortune, 333

Operas mentioned in The Next Queen of Heaven:
The Pirates of Penzance, 248
Mikado, 248

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Seven Spiders Spinning




Menu for Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire

Food mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning
:
Baloney, 11-12, 22
     Baloney sandwich with Dijon mustard, 18
Cheese pizza, 24
Carrot sticks, 24
Beet soup, 26
Yogurt, 40
Apple juice, 40
Chocolate coconut doughnuts, 40
Bagels and lox, 40
Dill pickles, 40
Cream soda, 40
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, 40
Egg salad sandwiches, 40-42
Jell-O, 47
Tea, 72
Banana cream doughnuts, 72
Apples, 79, 85-86
Cookies, 79
Apple cider, 80
Cottage cheese, 81
Celery sticks, 81
Raspberry mousse doughnuts, 81
Jelly doughnuts, 91, 111


Books/Authors mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
Matilda / Roald Dahl, 24, 27
Louis L'Amour, 57
Charlotte's Web / E.B. White, 66, 128

Magazines mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
The Science Times, 6, 18
People, 44

Movies mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
Arachnophobia, 11
Wizard of Oz, 80-81

Music mentioned in Seven Spiders Spinning:
"There's no Business Like Show Business", 8
The Nutcracker Suite, 26

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