Thursday, May 25, 2017

Culinary Writing Adventures!

Culinary Writing Adventures?!

That can account for just a small portion of my disappearing act, that, and traveling. Life has an incredibly humorous way of taking a million backroads and winding turns. As I get a little older in age I've realized my hobbies have been multiplying and faceting into more focused niches. I first created this blog to put my opinion out there on reading material that I just couldn't shut up about, it was my way of letting people know exactly how I felt. My thoughts conveyed on all type of stories and wonderful characters, but, as my genre hunger expanded so has my own literal palette for food itself. Oh the irony. What I'm saying with this post is though I may seem transparent to the writing world all has not been lost and nor will it. I still have books lining shelves upon shelves new and old. As long as the desire to read lives on so will my writing (that's eternal). Sometimes you follow a blog and start to see the signs of new developments, like it might be redirecting and morphing into a new area it never discovered before. I'm here to pop on and say this blog will remain about all types of literature, but, don't be surprised, startled, or alarmed if I throw a few posts together that dive into another topic of interest to me personally. Afterall we are all multi-facetted creatures so why should my blog not express itself in new ways occasionally. Also, I understand this has now spiraled into a rant I wasn't aware I was going to go into.

Let's get to the point; HI! I'm back! Lately I've been using my devote love of writing to hone in on quirky, cool, and fun restaurant/bars I visit. My reviews of these places are as unique as my thoughts shared on novels. I cannot begin to tell you how much I live to travel and just share my appreciation of businesses, food, drinks, and anything consumable. It's a very recent but not too new passion of mine. Timelessly I have and will always appreciate the support received and friends I've made just by interacting through a channel of thoughts and ideas regarding this blog. It means terribly much. *Insert teary-eyed emojii here*. I've gotten into that fad too. So for something else to digest please check out my reviews on my culinary adventures. You can find my reviews on Yelp right HERE!!!! (I may end up creating a separate blog entity for it in the nearest future, so look out for it.)

Thanks for reading, and keep doing so!

-Seirra

Thursday, March 10, 2016

More Letters from a Nut (Review)

More Letters from a Nut #2

By: Ted L. Nancy
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: April 13th, 1998
Genre: Humor/Nonfiction

My Review: (4.5/5 stars*)

I picked this up on a whim from a used book shop and I knew it was going to be a winner. I'm not really the kind of person to just purchase a random novel without knowing a stitch about it, but I had this gut feeling that I could not let this one go. As a lover of fictitious reading this nonfiction made me have hope for future acquisitions within this genre that I typically steer clear from.

Okay, personal noting aside More Letters from a Nut is this fantastic collection of letters written by a guy with some serious issues and perhaps even grudges against companies. It's absolutely, ridiculously, and most importantly one of the single most entertaining books I've discovered in awhile. I was so enamored with the lunacy of its content that I binged on this for three days.

Whoever Ted L. Nancy is, (which his identity was disclosed nationally by Jerry Seinfeld) he is a comedic genius with a twisted sense of humor. Naturally, I approve. He has written major corporations from hotels, celebrities, book publishers, cruise lines, to the government itself with demented stories and requests in hopes of eliciting a worthy response. The greatest thing about this is reading the companies replies back. One letter is written to Penguin Publishing House about Nancy pitching a novel idea about his real-life encounter with aliens and how they did weird things to him and he liked it and that he has photographic proof that they also tickled him, which—ironically enough—he did not enjoy.

Any reader who is stuck in a reading hiatus (such has been myself lately) will plow through this one with glee. It's super funny, thoroughly enjoyable, incredulous, and it may even make you blush. Don't even pause to scoop this one up, this book is for every adult whose capable of reading and it'll have you painfully laughing into the late hours of the nightof this I am guilty. This is the second book in an assemblage of letters and does not need to be read in order as each individual page is their own standalone correspondence. I have already ordered the rest of Ted L. Nancy's books and can't wait till they arrive! 

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