Monday, January 6, 2014

Checked Out - January

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

The Beginner's Photography Guide

Best American Infographics 2013

Photographing Your Children: A Handbook of Style and Instruction

Frommer's Easy Guide to Montreal and Quebec City

Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle's Plum Bistro


This month I'm learning about our new camera, planning our spring trip to Canada, and exploring vegan options. The vegan smoothie book looks delicious - C and I are headed to the grocery store this evening to stock up on frozen fruit, agave sweetener, and vanilla soy milk. This is my attempt to get my breakfast plan in order rather than the daily morning scrounge (handful of Nilla Wafers or Craisins, frozen waffle, 95 cent egg and cheese English muffin at work, banana that gets too bruised in transit that I refuse to eat it...). If the sweet ones work out I will advance to green smoothies, which, admittedly, sound revolting at the moment. Plant-based start to day, starting with cocoa-peanut butter-banana smoothie, we here come!

cover images via Goodreads and the


  1. Can't wait to hear about the smoothies! I almost asked for a Ninja for Christmas, but didn't know if I'd actually make anything with it or if it would just take up counter space. :-)

    1. I want them to work out! Breakfast is a mess.

  2. I like the sound of the Reader's Book of Days! Also, I'm really liking the infographics trend. We just visited a friend who made an infographic about himself as part of his application for an MBA. So cool!

    1. Starting flipping through the infographics book - definitely worth a persual. The designers discuss their approach - really interesting.