Weekly Reads — December 13, 2015

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It’s Weekly Reads time again! This one is full of books, recipes I’ll never make, reasons for hosting parties, and Polish things.

Pop Sugar’s 2016 Ultimate Reading Challenge — Pop Sugar: As if I didn’t already write about all the books I haven’t gotten around to reading, here is a challenge to read more. Actually, this challenge seems fairly simple, based on my reading preferences and the other books I have yet to read. The Berlin Stories fits perfectly with the “book set in Europe” category. Also, for more book goodness, check out the Instagram Book Bento. It’s positively lovely.

I Partied Like a 1960s Playboy” — New York Magazine: It’s a goal of mine to someday host a 1960s themed cocktail party, and this article speaks to my heart. This article outlines the author’s attempt at throwing a dinner party  using the Host and Bar Book by Playboy’s food writer Thomas Mario. It’s kitsch. Pure kitsch. Also, ’tis the season for grasshoppers.

Cranberry Curd Tart Recipe” — The New York Times: I believe in eating cranberries all year long, and if I weren’t such a lazy cook/baker, I would eat this recipe all year long.

Using a Murder Mystery to Teach Grammar” — The Atlantic: A English language teacher in Portugal uses an interesting method to teach English grammar — creating murder mystery scenarios. As a lover of murder mysteries and of foreign language learning I think it’s wonderful.

Katy Carr: Polonia Review — Grand, Upbeat Melodies on Stories of Old Poland” — The Guardian: I must have found this article as I was Googling for my thesis on the American Polish community. It’s a short review of English singer Katy Carr’s album Polonia (which is Latin for Poland). As the headline would suggest, these are all songs about Poland, and I will have all of them stuck in my head.

 

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