Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
So many excellent books this week! In fact, it’s such a good batch that I’ve already finished one, am halfway through another, and have tested three recipes from one of the cookbooks.
The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks – a memoir from Twitter’s favourite shepherd. I’m half-way through and really enjoying it.
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho – a very fun Regency-era fantasy novel with impressively diverse characters.
Landfall by Nevil Shute – always happy when I have something by Shute to read.
A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry – Wow. This cookbook is subtitled “where healthy meets delicious” and is a collection of lighter, healthier recipes. The book itself is absolutely beautiful and of the three recipes I’ve tried, two are definitely going into my regular repertoire – the Persian saffron and mint chicken with spring couscous is especially spectacular and I can’t wait to make it for everyone I know. Seriously. I plan to bring this to every potluck I’m invited to for the foreseeable future. Looking forward to trying as many more recipes as I can in the coming weeks before the book has to go back to the library. And then, very possibly, buying my own copy.
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl – a memoir/cookbook from Reichl, exploring how working in the kitchen helped her through the difficult period following the sudden and unexpected closure of Gourmet magazine, where she was editor-in-chief.
What did you pick up this week?