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Literary Sara

What I've been reading on the trolley. 

Currently reading

Salt Fish Girl: A Novel
Larissa Lai
A Place of Greater Safety
Hilary Mantel
Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
Moby Dick: or, the White Whale
Herman Melville

This is what they call a potboiler.

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation - Michael Pollan

The 3 stages of reading a book on an issue you care about but which was hastily and carelessly cobbled together to become a quick bestseller: 


Disbelief: http://scenesofeating.com/2013/05/06/the-basics/

Anger: http://tablematters.com/2013/05/16/undercooked/

Bargaining: http://scenesofeating.com/2013/05/16/dismantling-a-couple-of-strawfeminists-in-food-discourse/


But don't take my word for it. Here's a science guy on the dubious science:


And a writer at the Guardian who just doesn't get the fuss: