03 July 2011

In My Mailbox (16)

Welcome to In My Mailbox! Hosted by The Story Siren, it is a way to showcase books received for review or won, picked up at the library, or purchased in the last week (or two). Titles link to Goodreads.

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. 

Happy Reading!