Bookshelf Favorites :: The Cereal Book

DSC_2109You may or may not know that I’m currently working towards a masters degree in library/information science. I love collecting books, but unlike many of my library pals, I know nothing about current young adult novels or classic romances. They always make me want to get back into reading novels, but my usual books of choice are food, home, or lifestyle related. When I do think to read a novel, I’ll probably try to find it at the library or purchase a digital copy. I thought it would be fun to share some of the books that I thought were cool enough to spend money on and stick on my shelf. These are usually something that I can use as a reference or something that is just really cool looking and fun to share with others. You might say coffee table books, but at the moment I don’t have a coffee table so…

The first book I want to share with you guys is The Great American Cereal Book. This is one of those books that I wish I had thought to write myself. As a long time cereal lover this sounds like it would be the ultimate research project. It’s filled with stats, stories, and pictures of cereals from as far back as the 1860’s to now. It’s really fun to see how much packaging has changed and which cereals were only around for a year or two. Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the fun stuff you can find inside…

DSC_2113Find out how the classics have changed over time

DSC_2114More than you ever thought you would want to know about (my favorite) sugar packed cereals

DSC_2115Memories of all the crazy stuff you vaguely remember wishing you could have as a kid

DSC_2116And lots of varieties that you may have never heard of, but really wish still existed

DSC_2111Check it out! 

What I Did During a Hurricane

:: Hopefully this stash of $0.99 baguettes will last until the next Whole Foods sale… ::

I experienced my first hurricane this week, which isn’t something I’ve ever had to think about being from smack dab in the middle of the country. We weren’t totally sure how to prepare aside from buying a flashlight. The days before, we made lots of wandering trips to the grocery store. After peeking into everyone’s stuffed carts and we thought hmmm do we actually need bottled water?? Come to find out, after all the jugs were gone, that our water supply could become contaminated so we did what the internet said and filled gallon bags with water. I was super anxious about waking up to Sandy in full force, but we got off pretty easy here. The wind was crazy, the rain was on and off and we didn’t lose power for very long. I took the opportunity of being stuck inside all day to stock my freezer and catch up on my latest library/bookstore haul. The freezer is now full of baguettes and pounds and pounds of precooked ground beef and burger patties.

I am so grateful that we didn’t experience much damage and I really feel for those who have had it so much worse. ❤

:: Conquering the mysterious (to me) eggplant ::

:: Reading material for days ::