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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #158






Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want 

by: Ruby Tandoh


Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want
Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tub, some creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs or a fuzzy, perfectly-ripe peach.

Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures. Food nourishes our bodies, helps us celebrate our successes (from a wedding cake to a post-night out kebab), cheers us up when we're down, introduces us to new cultures and - when we cook and eat together - connects us with the people we love.

In Eat Up, Ruby Tandoh celebrates the fun and pleasure of food, taking a look at everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies, to the symbolism of food and sex. She will arm you against the fad diets, food crazes and bad science that can make eating guilt-laden and expensive, drawing eating inspiration from influences as diverse as Roald Dahl, Nora Ephron and Gemma from TOWIE. Filled with straight-talking, sympathetic advice on everything from mental health to recipe ideas and shopping tips, this is a book that clears away the fog, to help you fall back in love with food.

Why:

While I didn't particularly like Ruby on her season of The Great British Bakeoff, I do love her love of food, and she is very creative so I feel like I have nothing to lose in giving this a try.

Publication Date: 

February 1st 2018


The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1)

by: Melissa Albert


The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.


Why:

The cover of The Hazel Wood is what got me interested in reading it, but the synopsis make it sound like this one is going to be a bit of a mind binding, angsty read and I can't wait to get my grubby hands on it.

Publication Date: 

January 30th 2018

What are you waiting on?

41 comments:

  1. Eat Up sounds FUN, and not stressful when it comes to food and enjoying it, without thinking about calories!

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  2. I do want to read The Hazel Wood, and Eat Up looks fun too. Plus food. :)

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    1. Seems like The Hazel Wood is really on a lot of people's must read lists.

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  3. I do want to read The Hazel Wood but I think the food one would make me hungry, which might not be a good thing!

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  4. I have not watched the Great Bake Off but this looks good, as does the Hazel Wood Witch. It was good to see you pop up on my blog feed.

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    1. Oooh you should watch it! It's a lovely show. I'm glad to be back, I've missed everyone's posts :)

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  5. I am eager to read The Hazel Wood too! Such a pretty cover. Eat Up sounds interesting as well. I don't generally read books about food, but this one might be worth checking out. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The food genre is one I'm definitely coming to love, so many different facets to a mundane bodily necessity.

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  6. I'm so excited for The Hazel Wood. The premise sounds really intriguing and fun.

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    1. It seems to be proving pretty darn popular I'll say.

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  7. Both of these look good. The Hazel Wood has a beautiful cover.

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  8. Oooh! Both books sound awesome, especially The Hazel Wood! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  9. I cannot wait for The Hazel Wood! I love fairy tales and it just sounds so interesting!
    My WOW: https://booksofteacups.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/waiting-on-wednesday-smoke-in-the-sun-by-renee-ahdieh/

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  10. I really am enjoying my current read, The Black Witch. It is something a bit different and turned out unexpected from what I hypothesized. I was sad to realize it was published last year so the next installment won't be until later this year. I'm also want to read the last book of the Kate Daniels series. It's supposed to come out this year.

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    1. Haven't heard of The Black Witch, so I'm hoping you review it :) I didn't know that the Kate Daniels series was ending, I'm not a fan of it but I know loads of die hard fans and they must be so upset.

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  11. I'm hungry just thinking about that 1st book lmao

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  12. So far I've been hearing spectacular things about The Hazel Wood. I simply can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  13. The Hazel Wood's cover is absolutely stunning! I've been seeing this book everywhere lately! Also, fairy tales coming to life? Sold!

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    1. I know right! I just hope I love it as much as I think I will.

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  14. Hazel Wood is on my TBR. It just looks like a gorgeous read all the way around. Eat Up sounds wonderful! I wasn't a Ruby fan either but I think I'll have to try this one regardless!

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    1. Thank goodness I'm not the only one who wasn't a fan of Ruby, I've been feeling that way but everyone else seems to have loved her.

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  15. Good post baby. The book the Eat up has got me hungry now though

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  16. They both look like good books. Enjoy!

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  17. Eat up sounds interesting! I'm going to watch for it.

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  18. Both of these sound really good, but in very different ways. I hope you love them!

    Thanks for linking up! - Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  19. I know the blogging community is pretty divisive when it comes to The Hazel Wood but I really liked it!

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