Book Review: Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff

About the Book: New York City. June, 1982. When eighteen-year-old Beth arrives in Manhattan for a prestigious journalism internship, everything feels brand new – and not always in a good way. A cockroach-infested sublet and a disaffected roommate are the least of her worries, and she soon finds herself caught up with her fellow interns … Continue reading Book Review: Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff

Book Review: Is This a Cookbook? Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Blumenthal

About the Book: Is this a cookbook? Well, it's full of Heston's typically brilliant, delicious and inventive recipes, including green gazpacho, beetroot and pea salad, quinoa with vegetables, Moroccan pasties, hemp panna cotta, banana and parsley smoothie, tomato and coffee muffins, parsnip granola, rice ice cream, sherry vinegar posset, cricket ketchup and thyme and orange … Continue reading Book Review: Is This a Cookbook? Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Blumenthal

New Releases in Cookbooks by Bloomsbury Publishing

Highlighting some new release cookbooks today with thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for the beautiful copies! Members of my household are eager for me to actually start cooking and baking from these but they've got a wee bit longer to wait before that happens. In the meantime, in case these spark your interest... Bake by Paul … Continue reading New Releases in Cookbooks by Bloomsbury Publishing

Book Review: The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

Set in rural England, 1989, The Perfect Golden Circle tells the story of two men who set out over the course of a summer to form elaborate crop circle patterns in the wheat fields under the cover of darkness. As their circles become increasingly intricate, their work gathers an international cult like following, pushing them … Continue reading Book Review: The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers

Book Review: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

About the Book: A cool, cruel, rediscovered classic of American noir, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Guillermo del Toro. Stanton Carlisle, employed as a carny at a travelling circus watches their freak-show geek - an abject alcoholic, the object of the voyeuristic crowd's gleeful disgust and derision - and wonders how … Continue reading Book Review: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham