Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Library Loot XXIII

Library Loot is a weekly blog event that encourages bloggers to share what books they borrowed from the library that week. To participate, simply make your Library Loot post on your blog and link it using the Mr. Linky link at Marg's blog Reading Adventures or Claire's blog The Captive Reader. This week's link up is at Claire's.

In fiction:

A Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield

This is the second book in a new crime fiction series by Sophie Littlefield. I was happy to see my library get this book in as I had just read A Bad Day for Sorry last month, which I liked. The romance reader in me enjoyed the development of some subtle sparks between the heroine of the series, Stella Hardesty and the local Sheriff, Goat Jones, so you know I need to read the next book to see what transpires between them. Especially knowing Goat's ex shows up in A Bad Day for Pretty. That should make for some interesting scenes.

In non fiction:

Sips and Apps by Kathy Casey
This is a great little book filled to the brim with cocktail and appetizer recipes. I'd like to get a few classic and out of the ordinary cocktail recipes that I can learn how to make on the fly for when friends come over, hopefully this book will do the trick.

Eating Local:
The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers
by Janet Fletcher and Sur La Table

This is another great cookbook that I've borrowed from my library that highlights seasonal foods and encourages becoming a locavore. I have been an a New Jersey based organic produce co-op for years, so eating local has been an important part of my consumer patterns for some time now. It's important to me for my family's health, and I also believe that supporting local organic, ecologic and IPM farms is important from an environmentally perspective as well. I've already thumbed through the cookbook and have tagged dozens of recipes to try. The timing is perfect, too, as local produce is at its peak right about now in both variety and abundance around here.

What local produce is at its peak near you right now?

As I said above, so many summer vegetables are at their peak right now in New Jersey, but my favorites are peaches, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and basil.


  1. A Bad Day for Pretty sounds intersting! Enjoy your loot.

  2. I'm looking forward to those tomatoes. Nothing like in season tomatoes!
    Enjoy your loot!

  3. The cover of Eating Local is gorgeous!'s the middle of winter here, so my garden only has sweet peas growing in it ATM. Oh, sweet peas are an English flower:

    They smell gorgeous plus the more you pick the more they flower :)

  4. There are lots of fields near my house that grow everything from watermelon to corn to flowers. Not sure what's out there now, will need to drive by. I did see watermelon out there a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure it's made it in the stores by now. :) Yum!

  5. Thanks for commenting on my loot!!! I do agree with you I am pretty lucky, I never want to move away because of it lol I do hope that your library gets more paperbacks soon though!!! The "a bad Day for Pretty" sounds good, hope that you enjoy it!!!

    Happy Reading!

  6. Our garden still has tomatoes growing, blooming and turning a lovely shade of red. Our summer growing season is almost over, but corn is still doing well here. (So yummy grilled!) Right now we've just finished drying the sunflowers we grew and are looking for recipes to roast them. *G*

    Looks like you've got quite a haul from the library! I just checked out a new Digital Photography book you might like, Digital Photography Simplified: Tips and Tricks by Rob Sheppard.

  7. For some reason, I'm amused by the cover of A Bad Day for Pretty. :)

    Happy reading!


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