This week the folks at The Broke And The Bookish are hosting a Top 10 Tuesday that is a little different — Non-Book Related Sites on the Interwebs. Hmmm . . . . To find out where book blogger spend their time when not obsessed with books, click HERE.
I first was made aware of this week’s topic by Carrie over at Reading Is My Superpower. She posted on FB about this astonishingly unique theme. How were we ever to find 10 sites we visit that are not book related? As is everything in life, all things lead either to or from books. It just is impossible to find a site that is not some way related to something bookish. Kind of like the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon. 😉 Ok, maybe not everything is book related, but in my world I am afraid that is how it works. So here is my list of sites I have perused in the recent past that on the surface have nothing to do with books.
10 Non-Related Book Sites
Some books just make me hungry! When they are filled with references to food, I start looking for recipes to satisfy my cravings. Here are some food-related sites that fit the bill.
Can’t Stay Out of The Kitchen — I found this blog when I was looking for a recipe for Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup. The characters in Irene Hannon’s Thin Ice kept meeting at Panera and I developed a craving for this delicious soup.
(From Teresa’s About Page) So I (Teresa) am constantly cooking, experimenting and trying new recipes. Part of that process is changing and transforming dull recipes into ones that shine. It also means creating recipes from scratch based on what you have on hand at the time. That’s a whole lot of fun. I would never classify myself as a gourmet cook or professional chef, even though I have done some catering over the years. I’m more of a down-home, southern-style kind of a cook. That doesn’t mean that I don’t experiment with dreamy desserts (because I do), but there are certain combinations and styles of cooking that I really love to cook.
(From Sally’s About Page) I’m Sally. I like to take pictures, write, and bake. Scratch that, I’m addicted to baking. The kitchen is where my creative juices flow and Sally’s Baking Addiction is where I can share it all with you. Often with a lot of sprinkles and even more exclamation points.
The settings of books just naturally lead me to learn more. Here are some websites of the places I have virtually toured.
Saint-Malo is the main setting of Anthony Doerr‘s All The Light We Cannot See. I was intrigued by the walled town on the Brittany coast that was almost completely destroyed by Allied bombing towards the end of WWII. I just had to visit.
The Elgin/Winter Garden Theaters in Toronto were the scene of the crime for Rachel McMillan‘s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. The theaters are unique in that they are stacked on top of each other!
Random topics crop up in the midst of my reading and I just have to stop and Google!
Paper Bag Floors — the crazy and creative aunts in Hope Toler Dougherty‘s Mars . . . with Venus Rising helped out a friend’s kitchen reno with a paper bag floor. Who knew?! You can find instructions to make your own at Domestic Imperfections.
According to Ashley, Domestic Imperfections is all about DIY decor, home renovation, craftiness, and real life.
Gus Grissom and the Apollo 1 Conspiracy — The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel read like a soap opera, but the Apollo 1 tragedy that was detailed led me to this website and the allegations surrounding the incident.
Well, there you have it. 10 Non-Book Websites that really are all about books!
What are some of your favorite sites?