Baking for Bookworms: Sugared Biscuits from Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries

There's not much food mentioned in The Luminaries, and most of it revolves around tea, a tradition observed even in the sparse, rustic setting of gold rush era New Zealand. The rest of the food mentioned is alternatively gruel type porridge dishes and various camp stews, neither of which is as appealing as a cookie... The … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Sugared Biscuits from Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries

Women Writers Reading Challenge #25: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

I don't know what I expected this book to be when I picked it up. I read part of the New York Times book review, enough to be interested, and I added it to my to-read list. I never expected to be so enchanted with this book. Twenty pages in, and I still had no … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #25: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton