on my nightstand

• notes for a new black and aduki bean brownie recipe (stay tuned)

Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, by Ruth Reichl

The Writer, April 2009

The New Yorker, March 9, 2009, March 2, Feb 23, & Feb 9 & 16

Veg News, March – April 2009

Organic Gardening, April 2009

The Oxford: Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus, American Edition

The Art of Eating, by M.F.K. Fisher

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, by Azar Nafisi

No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July

Roast Chicken and Other Stories, by Simon Hopkinson

Tell me – what’s on your nightstand?


  1. miss v says

    oooo… i read sorta weird stuff. right now i’m reading ‘looking awry: an intro to lacan through popular culture’. i got *really* into lacan during my grad thesis, but didn’t have enough time to devote to him completely. so i’m trying to absorb it now. *sadly, i always fall asleep before i can finish a chapter.

  2. nikki says

    Miss V,

    Ohh, Lacan, who I haven’t read since graduate school. What I remember: the mirror stage and also falling asleep too soon.

  3. nikki says


    He rolls some soda change in his hand and shoots them like a set of dice. “Three heads up and I strike the match.” It sparks in an instant, then dies out just as he tosses it behind him and locks the front door.

  4. nikki says


    I just finished “Tender at the Bone,” and started reading “Garlic and Sapphires.” I can barely put it down.

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