Book Bloggers Cookbook by Christy Dorrity

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Today, I am going to break from my regular routine and bring to your attention a little project that I had the opportunity to get slightly involved with. The author, Christy Dorrity, has taken several of her favorite YA books and compiled them into a lovely little cookbook complete with story summaries, blogger recommendations, and recipes that tie into the stories. I am a big fan of anything that allows me to be immersed more deeply into a story, and I love cooking, so I was very excited about this book. So far, I haven't been disappointed.

So what do I love about it?

First of all, the recipes themselves. I read this cookbook cover to cover and found myself bookmarking recipe after recipe. The cookbook is dessert heavy, offering calico brownies from Fablehaven, Divine Dark-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies from The Dark Divine, and Rose Orange Julius from Princess of the Midnight Ball. However, the entrees also looked interesting to me, especially the District 12 Beef Brisket, which serves 24 and is inspired by The Hunger Games. Some of the recipes tie in directly, and others have a bit more humorous tie ins to their books, but all the recipes look delicious, and even better, doable. These are recipes that can be completed by an amateur cook with ingredients found in your average kitchen.

Secondly, going through this book introduced me to several books that I would like to read in the future. If I make the recipe, I am going to be compelled by my type-A, want-to-read-everything-I've-ever-heard-of personality, and I am excited to get into these new books. The most compelling new addition to my TBR is Impossible by Nancy Werlin, a book inspired by the song "Scarborough Fair."

Thirdly, this book is a great community effort to bring book bloggers together. Opening with a foreword by a best-selling author bearing witness to the fact that book bloggers brought her book to the public's attention, the community here is palpable throughout the cookbook. There are several "blurbs" from various book bloggers, giving an opportunity to find and read more book blogs and expand the community.

If you are interested in purchasing an e-book version of The Book Bloggers Cookbook, visit the website. And please follow the tour to hear what others are saying about the cookbook. Tomorrow's stop is at Tattooed Books.

FTC disclosure: Received from the author for review


  1. Thank you for such a wonderful review.

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  3. Great review! I must add this to my to-read list.

  4. Excellent review! Once again, I must mention just how much the idea of a book containing recipes form other books appeals to me. Maybe I'll find a few great reads in the process:)

  5. Hi :). There is an awesome Kindle giveaway with this!

    I follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty

    Email :

  6. @Christy - You are welcome! Thank you for the cookbook, I am enjoying it.

    @Pepca - You will enjoy it if you like cooking and might find some good ya reads as well!

    @IdentitySeeker - It's a good one! If you like the idea, Table of Contents also has lots of great recipes contributed by authors.

    @Kris Beauty - Thank you. Good luck with the giveaway!

  7. Please include me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. I'm entering! Thanks for the chance. =O)



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