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Passionate reader of various genres except horror. I was that kid with the flashlight under the covers, reading when I should have been sleeping. I love to read, talk about what I've read and just hang out with other readers.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. It's easy to join, just post your loot and link up with Mr. Linky at either Claire or Marg's blog. It's that simple!
Hey there! I've been meaning to join in the weekly Library Loot forever and I finally remember to post my loot! I'm a regular at the library, stopping in a couple of times a week. Usually it's to pick up holds or return items but every once in a while I'll check out what the library has on display in their featured section.
This week the display features cookbooks. I love cookbooks but I do have a pet peeve about cookbooks - they must have pictures! I'm always surprised when I pick up a cookbook with little or no pictures. They must have at least some pictures, not drawings, of the finale product. No pictures, not interested. I did spot Anne Burrell's Cook Like a Rock Star. Lots of delicious looking pictures along with some of Anne with friends and family.
A quick look inside and I already found three recipes I want to try. The first is Killer Mac & Cheese with Bacon. Now, I'm not a big fan of mac & cheese but add bacon to the mix and I'm more than willing to give it a try.
Next is Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Spiced Nilla Wafer Crust. Doesn't that sound tasty? I've just recently, in the last few years, come to appreciate the deliciousness that is cheesecake. Never had it with goat cheese but I'm up for a little adventure, I just won't tell the kids about the goat cheese. :)
The other recipe is one for Stewed Zucchini. I rarely eat zucchini, mostly because the only way I'm at all familiar with it is in zucchini bread. But the picture looked yummy and it's healthy. Win/Win.
The next book I picked up is J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. This of course was a hold, lots of requests for this one. I never read the Harry Potter books, *gasp* so this venture into adult fiction will be my first read of Rowling. Anyone read this yet? It's quite big, just a smidge over 500 pages. And the font is small, but that could just be my vanity in refusing to wear my reading glasses. I wish I could have gotten it on audiobook format but that wait would have been longer since there are only a few copies available. I might see if the teen wants to read it first and get her reaction before I read it.
Lastly, I picked up an audiobook on CD. I prefer to download my audiobooks from the library's online site but sometimes it's quicker to get the CD. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman caught my attention, heck, I'm not sure where I heard about it but I like the blurb plus it's post World War I, Australia and features a lighthouse. I've always been fascinated by lighthouses ever since I was a kid. Dreamed of living in one too, just never got the chance. I am a little concerned because it does sound very emotional but I'm also intrigued as to how the story will play out.
So there's my Library Loot for this week. Did you get any goodies from the library this week?