cherry pi(e)

Happy Pi Day! To celebrate Bookman made hand pies with cherry filling. The cherries are from the garden last summer and have been keeping in the freezer. I know hand pies are not circles and pi is all about the circle. But the way I see it, we always round off pi because it is a number that doesn’t end, so hand pies are simply rounded off pie. Heh.

And what better thing to go with pi/pies than coffee! I know book lovers also enjoy other beverages, but to me coffee is the clear winner. Random House in partnership with Birch Coffee has a wonderful little free PDF book about books and coffee

Now, if you are a coffee lover beware because you will be adding books about coffee to your TBR list. I didn’t want to but I couldn’t help myself. Also, I have decided that I am going to have to read Trollope’s The Warden sometime solely on the basis of this quote:

What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee? Was ever anything so civil?

I dunno, I am hard pressed to imagine something more luxurious.

Also in the PDF book are fun facts about authors. Like did you know Balzac supposedly drank 50 cups of coffee a day? And no, this was not a healthy addiction because he died at the age of 51 from complications attributed to his massive coffee consumption. I wonder how he ever managed to sleep?

Enjoy the free book about coffee and I hope you get some pie to go along with it!

Book group tomorrow night. The chapter this time is about creating a “working home” and breaking oneself of the cultural push and desire for a “showcase home.”