Picky Reader vs. Picky Eater is a sporadic feature that showcases books and food that intimidate me. Each round, one book and one food item will battle it out to the bitter end… and with your help, ONE will become the victor. Let’s get ready to rrrrrumble!
I’m glad many of you are enjoying this new feature! Raw oysters beat out Fifty Shades in the first round of PRPE, but good points were brought to my attention about the potential adverse health effects of raw oysters, so it’s a bitter victory. Today’s contestants represent another sophisticated and posh pairing that exudes fanciness and fear-inducing pheromones. This totally feels like a sword fight between an Englishman and a Frenchman. En garde!
|GREAT EXPECTATIONS||LIVER PÂTÉ|
|Basically anything Charles Dickens intimidates me, but Great Expectations gives me an enormous amount of pressure. Sometimes I avoid going into my room because this book stares me down… eep! I tell myself that I’ll eventually read this, but I’ve been telling myself that for over ten years.||This is cheating, but I actually love pâté and liver, so liver pâté sounds AMAZING. Liver has a distinct smell and texture that I just enjoy. Some people hate it though, which is why this is a legit contestant for today’s battle. (Seeing and cooking raw liver is probably the only thing I don’t like about liver as a food item!)|
|Verdict: Bribe me with enough liver and I can probably read Great Expectations. Otherwise, no deal.|