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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter

Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter (New York Times Notable Books) - Phoebe Damrosch More like 2 and 1/2. Kitchen Confidential this is not. It's a well done memoir of one of the few woman to have worked as captain, something like head waiter at one of the four stars New York restaurants. The style is average almost pedestrian. The reader doesn't get involved in the inner working of the front staff or in the writer love life. Everything is a bit beige except the writer's love of food. That is what saved it for me. If the writer had put as much passion into the rest of the book it would have been a success in my book. For readers who don't cook and buy cook books for the pictures.