I hope you are all doing well. My family is finally beginning to get well, after a week-long bout with the plague. It takes sickness to make me realize how lucky I am to be healthy, most of the time.
I am ecstatic about April, as my son turns two, the Dodgers begin their quest for a pennant and I get to watch the Master’s on TV (okay, I am an old man, as I love watching PGA golf). I have recently plunged into a number of culinary books. I can read anything that Anthony Bourdain writes, and I have enjoyed some other tales from chefs. After reading a number of books by Calvin Trillin (one of my favorites), I finally read Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires and now consider myself a devoted fan (timely, as I just learned she now hosts a series about food on PBS). Reichl’s restaurant reviews entertain, educate and remind me how much I enjoy reading good writers, no matter what genre.
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful April, and enjoy your books!