Monday, July 4, 2011

2011 Summer Reading Edition

Welcome to the 3rd GHBC Summer Reading Edition of our blog. In this post, we will bring you up to date on some of the finest reads of the summer (according to fancy list makers and the fabulous bakery staff). What sets us apart from all those other reading lists, is our ability to match the perfect baked good with our reading recommendations!

Topping off our list this year is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon; the story of the lives of two Jewish cousins before, during and after World War II. Obviously, you'll need a loaf of our wonderful Challah to go with this book.

Next, we have it on good authority that everyone is still reading The Help, by Katherine Stockett the story of a southern lady who returns home to the south and begins her quest to be a writer. She gets a job as a columnist for the local paper who doles out advice on housecleaning, which of course, she has never done so she enlists the help of the family maid. Pie will be the only thing we can suggest you have with this read. Don't fret! Our Sour Cream Fruit Pie is MUCH better than the pie in the book!

With the last movie due to be released in just 10 days, you must rush to catch up on the adventures of Harry Potter and all his friends in the book series by JK Rowling. Since Potter and friends did enjoy their visits to the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade, we know they would love GHBC. We think they would approve of all our sweets, but we believe they would go nuts for our Snickerdoodles!

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon continues to be among the favorites of the ladies at GHBC. This capitvating tale of Claire and Jamie whose love for each other transcends time, will leave you breathless. In keeping with the Scottish theme of the book, get some GHBC Fruit and Cream Cheese Scones, though a shot of a nice stiff scotch may suit you better.

Our last recommendation for you is Tina Fey's book, Bossypants. We've been waiting to hear all about Tina Fey and this should be the only source you will ever consult. Grab a Chocolate Brownie Bread, and nibble away as you barrel through this tale of Tina's life before, during and after SNL helped make her a star.

If you need more reading recommendations, stop by the bakery and ask for Langan.

We hope to see you soon. Your friends at the Great Harvest in Columbia.