Books 3 & 4

3. Chocolate, the Consuming Passion by Sandra Boynton

I was given this book by a friend when I was in high school. Over the years whenever I need a pick-me-up, I read this book. It's almost as good as eating chocolate. Recommended!

"Research tells us that fourteen out of ten individuals like chocolate. Certainly this book is not for everyone who “likes chocolate”. It will serve little purpose for those who would just as soon have (any noun) as chocolate, or for those who cannot remember the last time they had chocolate, or who cannot anticipate within a reasonable time (three seconds) when the next occasion will be. Rather this book was written for the Chocolate Elite – the select millions who like chocolate in its infinite variety, using “like” as in “I like to breathe”.

4. The Names Upon the Harp: Irish Myth & Legend by Marie Heaney

This book contains simplistic and watered-down versions of many Irish legends, including the story of the Tuatha De Danaan, the Ulster Cycle, and the Fenian Cycle. I would expect better renditions coming from the wife of Séamus Heaney. Even some of the proununciations given in the glossary are off. It is beautifully illustrated, but I think there are much better sources for these stories.

46 more to go.