It’s been a slow week online for me what with a friend visiting from out of town, but I’m awake early today, so here’s the weekly Booking Through Thursday:
Imagine that everything is going just swimmingly. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all’s right with the world. You’re practically bouncing from health and have money in your pocket. The kids are playing and laughing, the puppy is chewing in the cutest possible manner on an officially-sanctioned chew toy, and in between moments of laughter for pure joy, you pick up a book to read . . .
What is it?
This may seem like an odd answer, but I’d grab a cookbook. I don’t often have the time and energy to indulge in making recipes out of the more complex cookbooks I keep around, so I’d take advantage and make a fancy dessert or something similar. If this happened tomorrow, I’d probably pick up one of the following:
- Elizabeth Falkner’s Demolition Desserts (one of my review books, and it makes me drool looking at it)
- Janice Henderson’s White Chocolate
- Marcel Desaulniers’s Death by Chocolate
- Bruce Weinstein’s The Ultimate Ice Cream Book
- Peggy Cullen’s Caramel
- Michael Turback’s Hot Chocolate
Even if I didn’t have time to cook I’d probably pick one of these up just to daydream wistfully about elegant confections.
Edited to add: Today’s book review is of David Gibbins’s Crusader Gold.