Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The best non-fiction book you've never read

As I have mentioned before, I love books. For the most part I will read anything, but I tend to stay away from non-fiction. For some reason, when faced with the choice of reading a non-fiction book or a good, light, fluffy chick lit novel, I'll often choose the chick lit novel.

But this time I hit the non-fiction jackpot. I read about Candyfreak on the Internet, and decided to check it out. Wow!! What an enjoyable, informative, and funny book - a great read by a fabulous author. If you have a sweet tooth, you will enjoy this wild ride with author Steve Almond on his trip across the US to research old regional candy bars. It's hard to read this without wanting to meander into the kitchen and find something chocolately to eat. The descriptions of candy bars alone are mouthwatering!

By the way, I didn't know before I read this book that U-No bars and Big Hunks are West Coast products!! I loved those! I see that the mint U-No bars have now been discontinued, which makes me a little sad. My friends and I in elementary school took many trips on our bicycles to the local Quik-Stop in search of those! Is anyone else a fan of U-No bars and Big Hunks? If you know what those two candy bars are, leave a comment and let me know. If you don't know what they are, leave me a comment and tell me that, too!


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