Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Linkups: Kitchen Counter Cooking School

It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
Do others come to you for book recommendations?

My Answer:
My family does but not really anyone else.  I don't know too many other book people so I tend not to talk books too much.  That's why the book blogging community is so great!

I've had this book on my shelf for far too long.  It was one of those books that I absolutely had to have and I got it 2 years ago at least and have yet to read it.  I loved the most recent book by Kathleen Flinn so this may need to move up my TBR list.  I'm thinking a shopping trip through my own shelves may be in order soon.

The Beginning:
Normally, I do not stalk people in grocery stores.

My Thoughts:
This opening made me laugh a little. For whatever reason she is definitely planning on stalking someone in a grocery store now even if that's not what she usually does.

The 56:
She had visited the food bank in the past week, where they had given her a package of frozen chicken thighs.  "I'm really not sure what to do with those," she said, thumping the hard pack with her wrists.

My Thoughts:
To be honest I'm not sure I'd know what to do with a pack of frozen chicken thighs either.  My husband strongly dislikes dark meat so I have zero experience cooking it.  I am trying to visualize how she thumps the pack with her wrists and am coming up with nothing.

So would you keep reading?  Do you have any books on your shelves calling to you?


  1. What interesting excerpts! Now I am so curious about the book and that character. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE HOUSE OF MEMORIES”

  2. Love our book blogging community.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Have a great weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  3. I imagine thumping it with your wrist would have you hitting it with the inside of your wrist with your hand pointed up. Boiling the chicken and shredding it for a different dish is the first thing that comes to mind.

  4. I love that the book starts with a disclaimer. Now I'm curious about why she's stalking someone anyhow! This sounds like a book that might inspire me to cook.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  5. The premise of this book sounds fun. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. This sounds like a fun book! :)

    Friday Memes

  7. I don't get much of a chance to "talk books" to people in real life either. Yay for the book blogging community! And I love that first line.

  8. Interesting 56 and it sounds like a good book.

  9. I can visualize the wrist thump but not why someone would do that to a package of frozen chicken. Odd, and quirky enough to keep me reading to see if the story is any good.

  10. 85% of the books on my shelves are calling my name. :)
    I'm happy that enough people in my life come to me for book recs. Not a lot of my friends and family read, but some do. Plus I love giving and getting book recs from my bookish friends. Those are better because we get each other. Lol
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

  11. Sounds delightful! Happy weekend!

  12. The book blogging community is the best! :)

  13. Not like dark meat? That is a first I've heard of. When I finally moved out my mum made sure I could cook the basics. Then after watching the Food Network, I took my cooking up a notch. I'm always on Pinterest looking for recipes. My cookbooks ate neglected.

  14. That beginning made me laugh and so did your excerpt. I wouldn't know what to do with those either. LOL
    In my family, we all talk books, are voracious readers, and recommend back and forth!

    My 56 -