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Comments for On My Wishlist: August 27, 2011

On My Wishlist: August 27, 2011: 08/27/11

On My WishlistSchool started for me and the children. I've been so busy with my library internship that I didn't get to finish any of the books I started last week. I'm nearly done with The Ghost and the Goth and I've just started Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich. I am also reading Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly, a book that was on my wishlist since it first was published.

My wishlist remains constant at 908 books.

Upcoming wishlist reads include (they are in my hands waiting to be read):

  • Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language by Katherine Russell Rich
  • Agatha H and the Airship City: a Girl genius novel by Phil & Kaja Foglio
  • The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Dandelion Fire by N. D. Wilson
  • Emily the Strange: Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan

The Featured Wish for August 27, 2010:

cover artPie by Sarah Weeks (recommended by the King County Library)

"From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie!

"When Alice's Aunt Polly passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily surly cat Lardo ... and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

"Suddenly Alice is thrust into the center of a piestorm, with everyone in town trying to be the next pie-contest winner ... including Alice's mother and some of Alice's friends. The whole community is going pie-crazy ... and it's up to Alice to discover the ingredients that really matter. Like family. And friendship. And enjoying what you do."

I heard about this book yesterday from a review posted on the King County Library blog. It has so many elements that have me excited. First is the author, Sarah Weeks. I've been reading her books for about a decade. She write for all different ages from picture books up through full length novels.

Second is the description: a book about a missing pie recipe where the secret is in the crust. This summer my daughter and I began a new family tradition, pie baking. We go to the farmers' market and pick out the ripest fruit for that week. While I slice up the fruit, she makes the crust. I only had to show her once and she was able to run with it and make it her own. Our favorite secret ingredient is cinnamon. Five shakes is all it takes to make a regular pastry crust into something special.

According to the KCL review each chapter has a recipe that the author has tried herself. I'm curious to try some of her included recipes, after reading the book, of course.

The book is due out in October.



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Comment #1: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 18:48:43

Tia @ Falling For Books

I still have Paranormalcy and The Replacement on my list as well! Good list!



Comment #2: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10:54:48

Pussreboots

I plan to read both very soon.



Comment #3: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 19:41:52

<"http://pawingthroughbooks.blogspot.com">Peggy

Thanks for stopping by Pawing Through Books! This sounds interesting.



Comment #4: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10:58:34

Pussreboots

You're welcome. If / when I read it, I'll get it reviewed.



Comment #5: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 20:05:27

<"http://thebooksofmylife.blogspot.com/">The Books of My Life

I enjoyed The Replacement. Hope you do too.

As for Pie, it sounds like a fun read. I'll keep an eye out for it :-)



Comment #6: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:00:00

Pussreboots

I think I will. It's been on my wishlist since the book was first released.



Comment #7: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 20:46:02

<"http://safaripoet.blogspot.com/">Safari Poet

As Always, interesting choice. Hope you get to read it ASAP :-) On My Wishlist



Comment #8: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:02:04

Pussreboots

It hasn't even been released yet so I'll have to wait a little while.



Comment #9: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 21:20:48

<"http://www.oneadayya.blogspot.com">Erika

This sounds so CUTE! I love the cover. I might have to add this to my own TBR list.

Thanks for checking out my wishlist this week :)



Comment #10: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:03:12

Pussreboots

Doesn't it! Maybe in the future we can compare reviews of Pie.



Comment #11: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 21:23:39

<"http://gypsybookreviews.blogspot.com/">Ashelynn Hetland

You have me intrigued! The cover is cute, with the cat and the pie falling.



Comment #12: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:07:12

Pussreboots

I'm sure it will be good. I love her writing style.



Comment #13: Saturday, August, 27, 2011 at 22:24:38

<"http://frombooktohooked.blogspot.com">April

I've never read any books by Sarah Weeks. What's your favorite book by her?

Thanks for sharing!



Comment #14: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:12:13

Pussreboots

Since she writes for such a diverse age range, I have two favorites. My favorite picture book is Happy Birthday, Frankie and my favorite novel is So B. It.



Comment #15: Sunday, August, 28, 2011 at 00:08:26

<"http://starcrossedreviews.blogspot.com">Darcus

That book sounds really neat and I love the cover! Mmm...pie. =D



Comment #16: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:15:00

Pussreboots

My thoughts exactly.



Comment #17: Sunday, August, 28, 2011 at 00:38:02

<"http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/">Maria Behar

Hi, there!

First of all, thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting on my OMW post. I greatly appreciate it!

This books sounds pretty cute. While my thing is paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, and the like, I just might give this a try. The cover certainly is adorable!

Thanks for sharing!! : )



Comment #18: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:15:00

Pussreboots

I read those genres too. I think you should give her books a try, especially So B. It.



Comment #19: Sunday, August, 28, 2011 at 04:27:52

Sharon Goodwin (Jera's Jamboree)

Love books that you can actually apply in your life. Think you'll have fun reading and also creating :)

Interesting choice!
Shaz



Comment #20: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 11:15:00

Pussreboots

I will review it if I find a copy.

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