Full Meal Books

The combination of heat and malnutrition has made made (temporarily at least) more conscious of eating full meals. ‘Full meals’ applies not just to eaters but to writers because good writers read widely, experience diverse genres and writing to enrich their own. With that in mind, I compiled a list with a range of delicious books.


Tea-time I normally have my tea in the evening but since normal Americans don’t have this and the English have it as their first meal I put it first.

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band sher

It is short enough for a small snack yet rich enough to satisfy until breakfast. It hasn’t been used to either Benedict’s Sherlock nor Iron Man’s, but there was a scene in TNG’S Elementary, Dear Data. A girl hires Sherlock to investigate the death of her sister, who was about to be married until she appeared to die of fright. Recommended to everyone. EVERYONE.



A Natural History Of Dragons  nat

Lady Trent studies dragons. She observes, sketches them, goes on an expedition to discover more about them. Almost the entirety is outside. It is fascinating yet light. Recommended to anyone with an interest in the outdoorsy, science and dragons.




The Middlesteinsdownload (7)

Get ready for a heavy Chinese lunch. Edie is literally eating herself to death while her family attempts to intervene.This is the most realistic book on this list.  Also posted here  Recommended to anyone interested in eating disorders





                                                                  The Giver



Jonas is selected to be the receiver of past memories to keep pain and color out of the community. Recommended to everyone






Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

MMmmmm.. chocolate

If you haven’t yet, even if you saw the movies, the books must be read, as they are ridikulusly superior to the movies.


Do you disagree with any of the assigned meal per book? What other books do you think would work well with a particular meal?

Books That Prove We Need The Paris Treaty

UnstoppableBill Nye  download

Focused on new green tech and innovative ways to use not-so-techy to preserve water and etc., he dosen’t mention much of anything else, strongly saying that science will take care of everything. Such innovations help, but SHOULD NOT be relied on entirely.

This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein download (1)

This focues entirely on somewhat styreotypical mindsets of different groups, such as inhabitants of the dying island nation Nauru, Republicans and politicans in general. It blames capitalism for climate change, as humans exploit natural resources for profit.

Terra Nova, Eric W. Sanderson download (2)

Oil. The structure of it, what can be done with it, why the U.S. didn’t attack Saudi Arabia when Osama Bin Laden was from there. Why humans became so dependent on oil and how it inflences U.S politics.

The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi download (3)

The only fiction book on this list, and also one of few books I don’t like at all, mostly because the writing was unsuitable for the pace. A semi-terrorist group controls the water in a region and the protagonists are trying to free the water rights.

The Hidden Life Of Trees,  Peter Wohlleben download (4)

This was fascinating! It was slow reading because of all of the information. The forest manager studies all aspects of his forest, individual trees and the root/fungi system. I recomend it to anyone intrested in plants or the life sciences.


On my TBR:  Legacy Of Luna, by Julia Butterfly Hill.  download (5)

Butterfly Hill stayed in Luna, a tree in California’s Humboldt county for two years, starting in oct. of 1999. I’ve always wanted to do a tree-sit, though not for the badgering lumber company that chased Hill up Luna.

Have you read any of these? Do you have any other environmental books to recommend?



On The Path

On A Writer’s Path, they do Book Quote Corners, one of which struck me today.

“There’s no such thing as the life you’re supposed to have.”


All Our Wrong Todays, written by Elan Mastai

This struck me because I want to be an Author. I’m currently on the path to be an environmental lawyer. It would truly benefit the environment, but it’s not perfect for me, as I have led others to believe. I want to explore. This quote embodies that.

What does it mean to you?

Book Cover Colors

via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! &https://nutfreenerd.com/2017/03/17/st-patricks-day-the-bookish-way/

I thought of this post way back on St. Patrick’s Day, when I would’ve done only green, but since so much time has passed I am doing multiple colors.



Highlights: The Hobbit Greatest fantasy story ever, although I admit I haven’t read LOTR in it’s entirety yet.

The Cat Ate My Jumpsuit  A tribute to teachers

The Tropic Of Serpents A dragon observer in a 18th century like world, sequel to A Natural History Of Dragons



Highlight: The Little Prince Alien on different planets



Highlights: Armageddon Summer Remember 2012? It’s like that but the families religiously believe that the world will end.

The Robe of Skulls An evilish witch orders a robe lined with skulls. That’s all I remember.

Book Bind


So. I am currently reading five books. I normally read two or three at a time but circumstances described below occurred around the same time. Would you read a book based on the events that occurred or am I crazy?

Behind The Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo- A fellow presenter during a meeting was reading this book and recommended it because one of its’ major characters provided for his family by recycling. 

Why I Write, George Orwell- I found it online when I was looking for books by George Orwell because My school library marked dozens of copies of Animal Farm as “Discard” and I wasn’t allowed to take one even though I clearly love George Orwell a lot more than they do. 

Three Years With The Rat, Jay Hosking- I found it on a blog post that I can’t find again, and good riddance. The sequence of description to plot is too bulky. 

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Sandra Cisneros- I guy I like let me borrow it. Please help me because I accidently folded the cover and now there’s a crease. I can’t decide whether to give it back and feed him if he notices or buy him another book by the same author when I give Hollering Creek back. Thoughts? Oh, the book is a short story collection by the same author who wrote House on mango street.

Collapse, Jared Diamond- I was discussing the societal collapse of the island nation Nauru when she recommended this.

George Orwell Quote

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie I wish to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”

-George orwell, why I write

Playlist Shuffle Tag

So I found a blogtag about my second favorite form of creative expression, MUSIC. Thanks for SAVE TONIGHT,FIGHT THE BREAK OF DAWN,COME TOMORROW, TOMORROW I’LL BE GONE that counted, right?

So, here are the tags’ rules:                                                                                                                   #1 List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (ABSOLUTELY NO SKIPPING)
#2 Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from that song
#3 Tag others

James brown-I’m A Soul Man                                                                                                              When I start lovin’                                                                                                                                   I just can’t stop

Paul McCartney –Mrs.Vandebilt                          beatles-paul-mccartney-so-cute-the-beatles-favim-com-121890_large                                                                      When your bus has left the stop                      you’d better drop your hurrying                    What’s the use of hurrying?

Beecake – Drunk                                                        Drunk on your smile
Wasted on your eyes
And most of your wine

Paul McCarteny – Song We Were Singing        but we always came back                                       to the Song                                                               We Were Singing                                                   at any particular time


Train-   Drops Of Jupiter                                                                                                                    Did you sail across the sun?

Ed Sheeran- Castle On The Hill                                                                                                            Bued-sheeran-2017-musict these people raised me                                 And I                                                                           can’t wait to go home

Goo Goo Dolls-Iris                                                  I just want you to know who I am

 The Fray-  How To save A Life                             Lay down a list of                                                       what is wrong

Green Day- Time of Your Life                                                                                                                And dead skin on trial

I tag all music lovers that don’t support Drumpf’s use of good songs for his angry mobs. Partly ’cause tagging is new to me, and partly because Bec originally posted hers as a free-for-all tag.

Do you listen to bands you haven’t heard before while on shuffle? And end up liking them?