Sourdough

by Robin Sloan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0374903344 Global Overview for this book
Registered by locker-monster of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 1/10/2018
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by locker-monster from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Welcome to BookCrossing! This book is now yours to do with as you please. Keep it and read it or pass it on after you're done. Before you do, please considering making a quick journal entry. We can all track this book's journey and the lives it touches forever more!

Journal Entry 2 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 14, 2018
An equally quirky book from the same author as "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore". I enjoyed "Sourdough" a bit more because Lois' life gets so much better after getting the sourdough starter. There's also the great mystery about whether the sourdough starter is sentient, which is a plot point I'd only expect in a book from Robin Sloan. The book is also a nice look into the San Francisco food scene; I recommend not reading this book on an empty stomach.
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In his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her―feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she’s providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer’s market, and a whole new world opens up.

When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members. But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?

Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer.

Journal Entry 3 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 14, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/14/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing this book as part of the Calgary BookCrossing Christmas wrapped book exchange. The first sentence reads: "It would have been nutritive gel for dinner, same as always, if I had not discovered stuck to my apartment's front door a paper menu advertising the newly expanded delivery service of a neighborhood restaurant."

Journal Entry 4 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Monday, January 15, 2018
Picked this up as my wrapped book at the BookCrossing high tea Christmas party. Looks really good, I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 5 by Crossing-Guard at Langdon, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2018
This was a great book! I really loved it. The only thing that I didn't like was that I really really wanted to eat bread during and after reading this book. Would not recommend if you are on a diet or bread is a weakness for you.

Journal Entry 6 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (3/10/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Are you in the Calgary area and interested in meeting up with other Calgary BookCrossers? Please check out our facebook group, "BookCrossing Calgary" for details on how. Meeting are held on the second Saturday of every month starting at 11am. Location is unknown, please PM me for information. New Crossers are always welcome.

Taking this to the Calgary meetup where it will go home with its next reader.

Journal Entry 7 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 11, 2018
Picked this up at the March BookCrossing meeting.

Journal Entry 8 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 02, 2018
I enjoyed this quirky book, sure made me think about the future of our food source. Would I be willing to eat Lembas?

Journal Entry 9 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 09, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/9/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the June BookCrossing meeting to be enjoyed by the next reader.

Journal Entry 10 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, June 09, 2018
Picked up at the June meeting!

Journal Entry 11 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, February 09, 2019
Picked up at a recent bookcrossing meeting.

Journal Entry 12 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (4/13/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to the April meeting!

Another amazing book that I laughed out loud along with in several places. I love the idea of magical singing sourdough starter!!

To the finder:
Calgary has an active group of BookCrossers that meet to swap books and discuss book crossing every second Saturday of the month at 11am at Cravings Market on Fairmount Drive SE. We always love to meet new crossers, so please join us any time you like!

Journal Entry 13 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, April 14, 2019
Picked up at the monthly Book Crossing meeting at Cravings Market Restaurant

Journal Entry 14 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, June 20, 2019
I loved this book! I didn't realize that I could enjoy a book about sourdough bread more than the act of eating it. Although I did enjoy some tasty Cobb's sourdough as a treat while reading this (I apologize for any bread crumbs found). We'll see if learn to make me some authentic Calgary sourdough, I am very tempted after this book. Also the robot bits and the "culture" made this book so unique and fun!

Journal Entry 15 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (8/10/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Will be bringing this book to the monthly Book Crossing meeting at Cravings Market Restaurant.

Journal Entry 16 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Picked up at get together

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