Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Why I have it: Spotted on last year’s List of Lists.
Summary: Life, love and ‘waiting’ combine in a story about a woman’s first year in New York.
I’m thinking: Yes, love the writing.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg
Why I have it: Can’t believe I haven’t read this yet…
Summary: Two friends, two time periods, good barbecue and good coffee.
I’m thinking: Yes because where else will a line like “By the way, Idgie says that one of her hens laid an egg with a ten-dollar bill in it” not seem ridiculous?
Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
Why I have it: Spotted on a Top Ten Tuesday list (sorry, can’t remember whose!)
Summary: Visiting Paris, Elizabeth sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman – and never went home again. Was it love at first sight? Or was it the way her knife slid effortlessly through her pave au poivre?
I’m thinking: Yes. Can’t resist recipes woven into memoirs.