Recipe and Review: Sacred.

Posted on January 24th, 2013 in Stories

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I almost didn’t read this book.

 

Sacred, by Elana K. Arnold, starts off with the death of Scarlett’s brother.  After I’d moseyed through the first couple chapters of her acting out her grief through self-starvation and mutilation, I told Ben, “I don’t think this is a duckie book.”  But when I put it down, it taunted me.  I hate not finishing books, so I picked up and tried again.

 

When the handsome and mysterious Will Cohen entered the picture, I was delighted.  Scarlet was eating, riding horses, everybody was happy.  When you read the author’s bio on the back Elana Arnold talks about how it took her awhile to find her story, and I have a feeling Scarlet may be based on Elana.  It’s a beautiful tale that reminds me of Madeline L’Engle’s A Ring of Pure and Endless Light,  with it’s focus on the brief joys of life and learning to accept the now instead of what could be, since we don’t know how much time we have.

 

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Once Scarlet starts living again, she appreciates the joy in simple good food, like eggs and toast.  I appreciate waffles.  In honor of my art buddy Alice, who has celiac disease, here’s a recipe for gluten-free waffles I‘m going to whip up Thursday for class.

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Because life ain’t worth living without waffles.   I think Scarlet would agree.

 

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12 Responses to “Recipe and Review: Sacred.”

  1. Nataasha Says:

    I’ve never read a Ring of Pure and Endless Light. I’m going to have to add this to my list. I’m glad that you got through the book.

  2. Joanne Says:

    I agree also! Waffles are the best

  3. Petty Witter Says:

    Sounds like it was worth your while to continue reading.

    Especially as you post a lot of personal pictures and original material though I don’t know what protection you have on your blog (if any) you might be interested in this …..

    http://pettywitter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/a-blogger-with-mission-i-urge-you-to.html

  4. joeinvegas Says:

    Yes – waffles!

  5. Dancing Branflake Says:

    Okay, I’m loving the idea of finding comfort through the simple joys of simple food. Very deep. I totally want to read it now. And eat lots of waffles.

  6. Alexis AKA MOM Says:

    Ohhh the recipe sounds great! I bet they will all love them!

    The book sounds very interesting!

  7. Words Of Deliciousness Says:

    Waffles are always a good thing. The book sounds like it would be a good read.

  8. Pietro Says:

    Waffles are good!
    And dragons are so strange with their flaming mouths!

  9. Amy Says:

    I like how you can’t ignore a book dying to be read . . .

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    I hate giving up on books too!

  11. Cakelaw Says:

    Those waffles look amazing!

  12. Rachel (S[d]OC) Says:

    Thanks. I’ve been quite amiss with my gluten-free baking lately.

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