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Day 29: A book everyone hated but you liked

If people hate the book that I like, it never fazes me for everyone cannot like the same book. One book that comes to mind right now is The Luxe by Anna Godbersen.

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The book garnered a lot of mixed reviews and many readers disliked it, but I still picked it up because of the gorgeous cover. If I read it now, I may have a different view, but I liked this book back then.

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50 Foods #30: Tea

Origin: China
Date: From the 17th century onward
Type: Oriental fusion

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It was first used as a medicinal drink in Southwest China, but the origin of tea is sometimes debated with a blend of myth. The Chinese have their legend when Emperor Shen Nong accidentally discovered tea in 2737 B.C.E. and the Indians have their legend of Prince Bodhi-Dharma discovering tea.

But the way the British consume tea, one would think that they discovered it. 😉

Would I eat it?: I am tea’s least favorite fan. 

A person pouring tea from a teapot into a glass on a wooden coaster

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Day 26: A book that changed your opinion about something

Our Creator’s instruction manual changed my view on how I should live.

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It’s the lantern that lights up my path.

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It is spiritual nourishment.

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This book is my Father’s love letter to me, it teaches us how to be kind, how to love, how not to commit revenge and it keeps us from sin. I ❤ the Bible so much because God can never lie.

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50 Foods #28: Biltong

Origin: South Africa
Date: 17th century
Type: Cured meat

I’ve never heard of biltong until this book, so I had no idea what it was. Biltong is a form of cured meat that is cured with salt and vinegar which is then air-dried so it lasts a lifetime. Various meats such as game and beef are used to produce it. 

Biltong is related to beef jerky given that they are both dried and spiced meats.

Would I eat it?: Eh!

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via Buzz South Africa

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Day 25: A character who you can relate to the most

The last time I related to a character, it was Alex Cross in Hope to Die.

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Cross’s faith in God was the biggest factor that stood out to me. Despite the fact that his family was kidnapped and they could’ve died at any moment, Cross’s faith in God just grew stronger and it had me questioning if I were to be face to face with a deadly situation as Cross, how would I fare? Would I be strong enough to face the eye of the storm? Some readers thought that Cross’s faith in God was too much to their liking, but I guess they don’t understand that almighty power of the King.

The lesson learned? Never underestimate the power of God.

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50 Foods #27: Sugar

Origin: New Guinea
Date: 17th century onward
Type: Carbohydrate

Ooh, yes, the sweet stuff!

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Sugar has quite an interesting history behind it. When I think of sugar, I recall how it was a rare and expensive commodity until the 17th century. The author reminds the reader of this expense during the White Gold period. The French and the English have a huge part to play in this. The author touched on rum and the revolution and how the British were forced to impose a duty on molasses after the expense they racked up during the French and Indian Wars.

Sugar is the main ingredient that is used in practically any and everything today from pastries to tea. I don’t know what the world would do without this sweet.

Would I eat it?: Well, I basically eat it every day!

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