Sunday, July 31, 2011

Requested Review: The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook by Christy Dorrity

Synopsis: Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them.

Books were selected from the author's book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like "Fairy Touched Calico Brownies" from the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, "7-Day Layer Dip" from Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, and "I Hate Chocolate Cake" from Amanda Hocking's Switched. Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.

The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook includes a foreword by Amanda Hocking, author of the USA Today Bestselling Trylle Trilogy and showcases over seventy reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.

Whether you're a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there's something for you in The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook. Source

Recipes: This is my first review over a cookbook, so I decided to split the review into three sections: recipes, cover, and overall rating. First off, I have to say I was a little curious about this because it put book blogger and cookbook into the same title. I wondered how Dorrity would be able to combine the two. I was happily surprised to see that she took elements of well known books and turned them into recipes. Some of the books included were Wings, Shiver, Mockingjay, Before I Fall, and many more. The recipes were simple and looked delicious. I liked these recipes because they are things anyone can make. They're recipes that you can make right before or for dinnner or create for a fun dessert. Below is one picture of a recipe, it is a Fear-Faire Lavender Custard which was inspired by the book, Wings by Aprilynne Pike.

Cover: I do and don't like the cover. I like that it shows some pictures of the recipes in the book, but not the girl reading at the top. I wish since it is for book bloggers that it would have a person typing, something along those lines.

Overall Rating: I didn't find any real faults to this cookbook. The recipes were very well-thought out and the pictures are great. Plus, you get a synopsis of the book if you have never read it before. My only thing I wish was different was that after the recipe, you get reviews of the featured book. I wish there were reviews of the recipe. Other than that, I loved this cookbook and really want to make some of these recipes. I give this book a three out of four.

Peace and Fangs,

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