Feb 15, 2009

[TSS] My Week In Review

I've had a productive reading week, which always makes me feel good. I've got back into the habit of reading for an hour or so in the afternoons when I get home from work. It's amazing what a difference that makes. This week I managed to finish TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve (I'll have my review in a few days) and I also reviewed a book that came out Tuesday called BOUND SOUTH by Susan Rebecca White. That review is here.

I'm almost finished reading MURDER MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH by Nancy Martin. It's the 7th in a series from the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries. They're fun, light who-dun-its that I got hooked on a few years ago. Nancy Martin has a witty writing style that she incorporates into murder mysteries and even manages to maintain a love story that adds just the right amount of romance. I've read that this book is the last of this series, but I hope its not true.

I'm real excited about a new series I've started on Saturdays called Gettin' Toasted. One of my favorite chef's, Eric Ripert, has a video series on his website, Avec Eric, featuring meals cooked in a toaster oven. Yes, a world renowned chef cooking in a toaster oven! These are simple, quick recipes perfect for 1 or 2 servings. Each week I make one of his recipe and post my results on Saturday. Yesterday I featured Mustard Crusted Salmon Fillet.

My local library held a book sale today and I came away with some good reads. I got two Patricia Cornwell books, one from Stuart Woods and The Da Vinci Code. I was pretty happy with my finds and look forward to reading them.

Well, that's about it for me and my books this week. In the week ahead, I'll have a few reviews and another recipe from chef Eric. I hope all of you had a productive week in books too. I'll be going now to catch up on some blog reading and then its back to the books! Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. I really want to read Bound South. Murder Melts in Your Mouth looks like a fun read. Your Gettin' Toasted series is a great idea!

  2. Bound South sounds great! I'll be adding that one to my TBR list. Enjoy your week :)

  3. Sounds like you did have a good reading week. Great review for Bound South. I've heard good things about Anita Shreve, I havent read her yet.
    Murder Melts in your Mouth sounds like fun!
    Your Gettin' Toasted posts sound great.
    Enjoy your Sunday :)

    Gotta luv those library book sales.

  4. Bound South is one I picked up at the bookstore this week. Then my mom arrived and handed me her already be read copy of it as well. Obviously I'm meant to read this one soon. LOL!

  5. I really want to start the Nancy Martin books. I have them in my TBR. I have the audio version of Testimony and have heard great things about it.

    Happy Sunday!

  6. I like the light who-dun-it type of books, and series books also seem to be fun. I've been looking longingly at my Stephanie Plum novels... sitting there, so lonely... sandwiched between some Matheson books and Elizabeth Bowen's The Heat of the Day. Three to Get Deadly is my next Evanovich book.

    There are just too many books to read!

  7. Gotta love those library sales! ;)
    Enjoy your new books.


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