I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.
This was the first foodie book I ever read. My parents had a copy and I devoured it. Several times. There are parts of it I memorized when I was a child. I reread this book in paperback format recently and it was a very different experience as an adult. The man was undoubtedly a snob but boy howdy can he describe food. The opening of chapter on potatoes, the description of the food served by his mother's Chinese-American servants, the oysters...
I still think of appetizers as doots after all these years.
The book was released in Kindle format on 03/03/15. Link: http://tinyurl.com/prk8fnw
Seeing this reminded me how much I wish MFK Fisher's books were available on kindle, so I went looking to see if maybe they might be and, yes! Some of them are! Her books have been available on kindle for a while. I guess it's been a long time since I looked. Here's a link to The Art of Eating: http://tinyurl.com/l3fsvvl. It's a wonderful book. If I didn't have a project to work on for class I would spend this weekend reading it.