Monday, December 10, 2012
Book Review: Remember Guam
Remember Guam: A collection of memories and recipes to warm your heart and lighten your spirit
by Paula A. Lujan Quinene
I am a procrastinator. I procrastinate when I really don’t want to do something. I don’t want to write this review. What happens if authors will no longer be willing to send me books to review once I post this? I have put on my big girl pants and I’m going to do it right now.
I really thought I was going to like this book. I enjoy reading about different places and cultures. I definitely love to read recipe books. I wanted to like it because the author was good enough to send me a copy to review. I did like some of it. I was interested to learn how to crack a mature coconut. Unfortunately, the stories very quickly became repetitive and boring. Some of the recipes sounded good and quite do-able but many require ingredients you might only find in large cities.
I think I was hoping to read the author's own stories and remembrances. I was expecting beautiful colour photos like those on the cover to be inside as well. I think my expectations may have got in the way of my enjoyment of the book. So please don’t avoid this book because of anything I have said. I think many people will enjoy this book especially if they've ever been to Guam or lived there and moved away. It just was not a good book for me.
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