[SPOILER ALERT: There will be mention of food in this post]
Yesterday I received the bi-annual newsletter from Seattle’s popular Pagliacci Pizza voted Best Pizza in Seattle for the past 21 years. Ah, the Chicken Primo pizza: chicken marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette, artichoke hearts, red onion, imported peppers, mozzarella, ricotta and parsley on an olive oil sauce (Yum!). I have to quickly wipe up the drool that is gathering on my keyboard. I'm delighted to see Pagliacci's newsletter is devoted to books (with a small shout-out to their seasonal pizzas...yes, they sound fantastic too). I've included a visual aid (just for fun).
("Stacks" by Amanda, "So Gouda! BBQ Chicken Pizza" by [Christine] flickr)
From Pagliacci Pizza Newsletter, Edition XLII, Winter/Spring 2008:
Just can't get enough published text? Spend all day thinking about that book you are reading? Here are ten signs that you are a bookworm:
- You cannot leave the house without the latest book you are reading tucked under your arms or in your bag. You pop it open every spare minute of the day to squeeze in one or two pages of reading.
- You find yourself attending a party only to wind up huddled in a corner sneaking in another couple of paragraphs before someone catches you.
- Forget talking on cell phones and text messaging while you are driving. The book comes out at every stoplight and even in stop and go traffic. Common sense tells you to wait the 20 minutes to get to your destination, but you just have to know what happens next!
- A weekend outing is spending Saturday and Sunday in a bookstore.
- People assume the dark circles under your eyes, dazed expression and slow response time are due to a hangover when really you were up until 4 in the morning reading your latest novel.
- You take seven books with you on your one-week vacation to a tropical destination.
- You can’t keep a new book on your nightstand for more than a day or two before cracking it open.
- You create your own Bookworm diet where you forgo eating until you finish the last 150 pages of every book you read. Alas….no weight is lost because dinner turns into a midnight snack.
- You begin to suffer withdrawal symptoms if your skin is not touching bound printed paper.
- You begin to literally eat books.
Have a great weekend!