I'm linking up with Vicky Books, Biscuits and Tea at for Sunday Showcase where we get to show off all the different books we got this week and Kimberly at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer the to talk about what I got done this week and what I hope to happen next week!
First Up - What I got:
International Night by Mark and Talia Kurlansky - this is a cookbook filled with 250 recipes from all over the world. When my older kids were little we used to do what we called "Country Night" where once a month we'd pick a country and do a 3 course meal using as close to authentic recipes as we could find. It was a lot of fun and this book reminded me of that!
Death in the Dolomites by David Wagner - An American banker is murdered in Italy and American translator Rick Montoya is determined to figure out what happened.
Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon - I really enjoyed the first one in this series and am looking forward to reading the 2nd.
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman - This is the story of a young woman trying to piece together her mysterious childhood. Really I didn't get much further than the fact that the young woman owns an isolated book store in England when I requested this but luckily the rest of the book looks interesting!
My birthday was this week and as usual I cleaned up on cookbooks. I have a weakness for cookbooks and I adore spending an evening flipping through a cookbook, tabbing recipes I want to try with Post-Its and watching Mark Harmon yell at bad guys on NCIS or Sherlock and Joan bicker on Elementary. I'm that kind of wild and crazy. So anyway I ended up with
Bobbys Burgers, Fries and Shakes by Bobby Flay - the man knows his way around a burger and this has the best recipe for oven fries I've ever made.
Barefoot Contessa At Home and Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten - Her recipe for Italian Wedding Soup is crazy good.
Martha Stewart Cakes
Martha Stewart Cupcakes
Martha Stewart Cookies
Not sure on these yet. Have had one recipe turn out amazing and another not so much.
What I Read:
Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber (Review)
This is a fun light little book. A nice quick read
Death Comes As the End by Agatha Christie - I've got 2 more to go in the 1940s. This was so amazingly different from all of her books that it's very impressive even though it's not my favorite.
What I'm Reading:
The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow - So far I'm really enjoying this so far. I love how the author is weaving the past into the present. I'm planning on having the review up tomorrow so look for it!
Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie - This is a good Agatha. Looking forward to reading more of it soon.
The Garden Plot by Marty Wingate - a new mystery. The review should be up Wednesday.
Almost Home by Mariah Stewart - so far liking this better than the 2nd in the series but it's still early. Review up Thursday.
What To Look For Next Week:
This week I'm going to start adding my subscription box reviews to my normal book reviews so keep an eye out for my review of the fabulous MyIreland box!