Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge - September Update: Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking & The Kenyon Review
Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone's been staying healthy and happy. Somehow September has flown right by and I've now completed 18 out of 24 books for Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge! The tasks I completed required me to read a food book about a cuisine you’ve never tried before and a an edition of a literary magazine (digital or physical) and I selected Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking by Maangchi and the Kenyon Review (Jan./ Feb. 2020 edition) respectively. Read on to see my mini reviews and what's next for October:
I've never watched any of Maangchi's videos before but I think I'm going to have to now. These dishes look so good. I'm not really all that familiar with Korean cuisine so this was a very informative and comprehensive read. I took notes on dishes I'd like to try to prepare myself in the future. Then, I looked up where the nearest Korean or Asian grocery was and it turns out that the nearest one is about an hour away. Maybe some day in the future I'll make an excursion after things begin to get better out there.
My choice: Zombie, Ohio (Zombie #1) by Scott Kenemore - I've been eyeing this rural set Ohio zombie book for years. It's time I finally try it. By the way, this author went to Kenyon College, the school that puts out the Kenyon Review.
Read a book about climate change
My choice: Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam #1) by Margaret Atwood - I've been meaning to start in on this series for ages.