21 March 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

Welcome to Round 5 of In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren.  Here I highlight books I have acquired for review and for fun.  Titles link to Goodreads, authors to their website (when available).

For Review:

Two books from LibraryThing Early Reviewers the past couple of weeks!

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronvitch.  I picked this one back in November and it is here at last.  A wizard's apprentice and London cop, sharing my love for police procedural and urban fantasy.

A Tiger in the Kitchen by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.  Another love of mine: culinary tales.  A woman begins a journey to reconnect to her Singapore roots through food.

From the Library:

When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James.  One of her fairy tale based romances, James always has a smart heroine within reach.

The Year of Living Scandalously by Julia London.  Another favorite romance author who writes smart heroines in Regency England.  London creates well-woven series of books from the characters you meet.

The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Richard Helweg.  I have made all three of these at home at one time or another, but couldn't resist picking this one up off the shelf.  I hope that the explanations are not as long as the title.

Dark Swan Bundle: Iron Crowned, Storm Born & Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead. I grabbed this from my OverDrive Digital Catalog when I knew this was on the order list this week.  Really just to read Iron Crowned, as I do not own it (yet).

Happy Reading!


  1. Ooo-- I love foodie books and fairytales! I've been planning to try making cheese/yogurt at home for years. I watched ricotta being made at a festival last fall-- looked fun and easy.

    If you ever have bargain books to share, you are invited to join my Bargain Book Bonanza linky party!


  2. I *thought* I ordered Midnight Riot and the sequel (Moon Over Soho) for work, but now I can't see them in the catalog. Anyway, I am curious to know what you think of the first one.

  3. I take it cheese and yogurt making are in your near future? Sounds fun! Enjoy all!

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