On the way home from guitar group last night, I stopped at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. Very little compares to the relaxation of wandering through a bookstore with a hot drink in hand. I’ve been told that I need to visit the library more and book stores less, but I wasn’t particularly planning on buying much tonight. I wandered through the magazines, computers, technology, and science. I meandered down the center aisle to see the displays of new books. That’s when I discovered Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back…And How You Can Too, by Shauna James Ahern.
Gluten-free living is of interest in the Logan household because Suzi was diagnosed with celiac disease in the last year or two. We’d had an earlier brush with it years ago when a doctor told us one of our daughters probably had it. Fortunately, he was wrong — the culprit was too much apple juice.
The book looked interesting but remained on the shelf so I could do more research. Fortunately, Ms. Ahern has a blog, also called “Gluten-Free Girl.” I’m checking out her writing, recipes, and book tour schedule. She’ll be coming through Portland, Ore. in just a few weeks. Might be worth getting an autographed copy then.
I don’t know if you have celiac. According to the statistics a lot of people who do don’t know either. Either way, you might find Ms. Ahern’s blog and book worth a read.
2 responses to “Book and Blog: Gluten-Free Girl”
Wow! I was browsing through Technorati and found this mention. It gives me the chills to see someone talking about wandering through a bookstore and seeing my book — no kidding.
Thanks for the mention. I want as many people who need to read the book to have it in their hands. And what an amazing trip this is!
You’re welcome, Shauna. I must confess, I go to the bookstore fairly often, so I’m able to spot any new books. Yours was right next to Norman Podhoretz’, World War IV, and it caught my eye.
I was reading your blog to Suzi at the kitchen table last night. We’re looking forward to following your further adventures.
Good luck on your book tour. Sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun!