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. 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! This week's Library Loot is at Marg's.
It's been so long since I looted my library. The last time I reported my latest stack of library books was back in July when my 13 year old and I brought home some very exciting YA novels. NONE OF WHICH I ENDED UP READING. I returned them without reading them. Ugh. Don't you hate that? Anna did finish reading Across the Universe and says she would give it a B-. The following is what I've borrowed since then:
Gold by Chris Cleave
I borrowed this new release from the library in August and since it was only a two week book, I pretty much read it and returned it within a few days. I liked it a lot and actually plan on reviewing it. Which I'd better do before I forget those little thoughts that I want to share.
I always peruse the new non-fiction shelves when I visit my library, usually finding a cookbook or two to bring home. These are the two I brought home recently:
Spilling the Beans
by Julie Van Rosendaal & Sue Duncan
Published by Whitecap Books, 2011
I love beans and do eat them pretty regularly either in cooked dishes or in salads. I have had them in a Filipino dessert called halo-halo that is SO delicious. Very high in calories but omg so good. I had borrowed another bean cookbook several months ago from which I copied down a few recipes, but honestly, I like this one even more. The cookbook has a wide variety of recipes including beans for breakfast, appetizers & snacks, salads, sandwiches, soups & stews, one dish meals, pastas, sides and even baking with beans. All of the recipes are family friendly and would appeal to kids and even the non-bean lover. Plus there are tons of gorgeous, mouth watering photos. I can't wait to try some of these recipes and I have the feeling this cookbook might end up on my wish list to own.
Vegan a la Mode
by Hannah Kaminsky
Published by Skyhourse Publishing, 2012
What do I love more than any other food? Ice cream. I could eat it every day. This book is loaded with recipes for vegan ice cream. No dairy or eggs in any of these recipes but I don't think you'd miss it. The recipes are simple and call for ingredients most vegans would likely have on hand and if not, they're likely easy enough to find in most major supermarkets or health food stores. Even though I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, I have bookmarked several such as Easy as Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, Chai Latte Ice Cream, Horchata Ice Cream, White Russian Ice Cream, Pistachio Praline Ice Cream and Pear-Cider Sorbet. Yum don't those flavors sound so good? Note: an ice cream maker is necessary for these recipes.
And that's my latest library loot!
What do you have out from your library right now?