Tuesday, June 05, 2012
I'm periodically craving something sweet--but as you know, my Grand Plan involves saving for travel, & I've made that dependent on mostly avoiding sugar as well as exercising & eating within my range, so I can't just indulge in sweet things when it takes my fancy.
I've discovered a substitute that serves me very well--sweet READING! Over the weekend I stumbled onto a fun book I hadn't remembered I had, & I just finished devouring it tonight. Yes, "devouring" is really the right word. It felt deliciously decadent to read this book instead of something more serious.
I am a pretty serious person & have a LONG list of Good (Serious) Books to Read. And in the past month or two I have read mostly very good, interesting novels set in wartime--various wars, various parts of the world. I'm glad I read them, but I kinda overdid the heaviness.
What book did I find sweet, you ask? It's Jane and the Man of the Cloth, by Stephanie Barron--a murder mystery starring Jane Austen, written very much in her style & set in her lifetime in parts of England where she lived or traveled. So much fun!
It's second in a series. So now I have put the first & third volumes on my library hold list. The sweet binge will continue--without messing up my calorie/carb count at all.