Snow, Books, and Food
Happy first day of winter to everyone! My Bookman and I are celebrating the Winter Solstice today because of work schedules and all that. It snowed yesterday, not a lot but enough to cover the ground and shovel the sidewalk. It couldn't have been more perfectly planned. We'll be bundling up and taking a walk later which will thrill the dog. He loves walking in the snow. Today also means an extra special yummy dinner. The menu:
- Miso soup with cranberry chaptis
- Tandoori tofu, vegetable rice pilaf, and alu roti (a sort of potato dumpling) with choice of tomato or spicy mango chutney.
- Chocolate peppermint cupcakes
- The Crooked Inheritance by Marge Piercy. It is her new book of poems, a complete surprise because I didn't know about it. My Bookman is tickled that he pulled this off
- Eating Naked by Stephen Dobyns. I like his poetry but have not read his prose. These are short stories, which, if they are near as quirky as his poetry, should be fun.
- Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry by Stephen Dobyns. There appears to be quite a range, from essays on his own poetry to essays on the poetry of others to essays on tone and metaphor.