I got one request for photos of recent arrivals, so this is for you, Gaye. I guess this is about 3 weeks' worth. They're ridiculous, but beautiful.
From Sterling Books:
Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary McCartney (Paul & Linda's daughter), which is simply the most gorgeous cookbook I think I've ever seen. So far, Huz has cooked the macaroni and cheese, which is great - very mild, so it would definitely be perfect for picky eaters - and prepared leek and pea risotto to toss into the oven, tonight. I'll let you know how that turns out.
I also got Itch by Simon Mayo from Katie at Sterling. It's a YA that I plan to read very soon. I'm definitely going to be in a YA mood after reading a WWII memoir (currently reading Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman).
First stack, top to bottom:
The Cat that God Sent by Jim Kraus - from Abingdon Press for tour
Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon and
Seduction by M. J. Rose - all 4 are ARCs sent by my lovely friend, Paula. Paula also sent me Z by Therese Fowler and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. I've read and reviewed Z and plan to review Orphan Train, this week.
Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe by Myers and Pamintuan was sent by Sterling Kids. I'll have a Children's Day in which I'll review Dino Wash, 4 books from a series (2 are in the sidebar, at the moment) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this week.
Top to bottom:
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Creature Features by Tim Rowland
French Illusions by Linda Kovic-Skow
The Soldier's Wife by Joanna Trollope and
War of the Seasons - Book One: The Human by Janine Spendlove
All 5 of those are ARCs passed on by my delightful friend, Sandie
Have Mother, Will Travel by Claire and Mia Fontaine
Reboot by Amy Tintera and
The Barbed Crown by William Dietrich - all from HarperCollins for review
Dirty Secret by Jessie Sholl
The Spice Necklace by Ann Vanderhoof
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher and
The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Sterling - all via Paperback Swap
How's that for insanity? Obviously, I should read Dirty Secret right away.
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Goodness...you are going to be kept quite delightfully busy this Spring:)ReplyDelete
Why, yes, I do believe they'll keep me busy for a while! :)Delete
Ridiculous but fantastic ;) Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
There's nothing like a ridiculous pile of new books. It's like Spring Christmas! Woot! Thanks! :)Delete
I can tell that cookbook must be gorgeous just by the cover! I've had much worse books in posts than this :p Don't feel too embarassed :pReplyDelete
Chris, it is one of the most beautiful cookbooks I've ever seen. Before it arrived, I read a review in which the reviewer's only complaint was that there were too many super-closeups. I disagree. There's a perfect balance of photos and it is *packed* with them -- even some pics of the author with her famous parents. It is to die for. So far, 2 out of 3 recipes have been really mild, which I like. I've got a sensitive palate and a nice, mild recipe gives us room to explore and add things, which means they're not just good recipes but great starting points, as well.Delete
I really got into reading The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman, giving it a 9.5 out of 10 rating.ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm always happy to hear people have enjoyed a book I just managed to acquire. I put Midwife on my wish list because of Andi at Estella's Revenge and was crazy excited when Paula offered to send me her copy. :)Delete
An embarrassment of riches! I'm interested in Orphan Train...I watched a documentary about the Orphan Train a two or three years ago and found it so fascinating I did a couple of posts about it.ReplyDelete
I'd never heard about the orphan trains till this book came along. Wish I could have seen that documentary. I must have missed your posts. I really enjoyed the way she built a parallel between the orphans who were sent west and today's foster children.Delete
Great haul of books, Nancy! Enjoy your reading. :)ReplyDelete
Wow, what a lovely haul of books, Nancy. I hope there are some real finds in there for you! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Susan! So far, so good. We're enjoying FOOD and ITCH is great, so far. Good start. :)Delete
I've had my eye on Food since it arrived in the store a couple of weeks ago. I may have to add that to my Mother's Day wishlist (along with Smitten Kitchen).ReplyDelete
I'm curious about Have Mother, Will Travel. Love the cover art!
Food is beautiful. We've loved everything, so far, with one exception and that was because I can't stand too much Parmesan cheese. It'll be easy enough to substitute mozzarella, in the future.Delete
I should read Have Mother, Will Travel very soon. I'm doing a pretty decent job of keeping up with the reading, this month - just need to get back to reviewing, now.