My mailbox was empty this week, although I know of one giveaway that I have won (Thanks, Bluestalking!) so I expect some happiness there in the future. I did make it to the library one evening this week. Now that summer has started, with my niblets' camp schedule I get out of work an hour earlier (and go in an hour earlier) which makes the evenings not feel quite so frantic. So, library time!
Borrowed from the library:
Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson. I have been a fan of caterer Goldy Schulz for a long time. This is probably one of the first cozy mystery series I started reading. The luster has started wearing off though, as can happen with long running series, so we will see if I enjoy this one as much as the earlier books.
I also ran off to the local big bookstore this week. I don't shop there frequently, but I was hoping that they had one book in particular.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer. I have been hearing about Jeni's ice cream from various people the last couple of years. While not a local brand (they are based in Ohio), Jeni's is available by mail order and at various retail locations (eastern MA and the islands). I found out about this book a couple days ago, scoured my local libraries (no one in my network had it) and decided I MUST have it. I have been wanting to make ice cream for a while, so what better way than with recipes from Jeni?
The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking by Kate Payne. This I ended up picking up while browsing the home care section (where I find all the urban homesteading books). I have been on a mental kick to start organizing and personalizing my home, and yes, I liked the cover. The inside tips I pages through while having my coffee were a bit quirky, fun and budget-conscious (thrifting and IKEA are mentioned) so I thought this was worth picking up.