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October 17, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ October 17th

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. The October host is Savvy Verse & Wit.

I received two books for review last week and I’m excited about both of them. The cookbook is a gorgeous finished copy with beautiful photos of classic Italian dishes. Italian cooking is my favorite so I’m going to enjoy trying these recipes. Watch for a review soon. MWF Seeking BFF is a memoir on how difficult and hilariously awkward it is to make new friends as an adult — how true — who had just moved to Chicago. This should be a fun read for me as Chicago is my hometown.

From St. Martin’s Press for review:

Ciao Italia Family Classics
by Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann returns to her family’s humble beginnings to bring us a treasure trove of more than 200 time-honored recipes. They represent traditional, everyday foods that she regards as culinary royalty—always admired, respected, and passed down through generations. Even better, they are easy to make and guaranteed to please.

From Ballantine for review:

MWF Seeking BFF
My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend

by Rachel Bertsche

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.

How was your week?


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  1. sagustocox / Oct 17 2011 4:19 am

    The Italian cookbooks makes my mouth water…happy reading.


  2. Anne / Oct 17 2011 5:32 am

    The cookbook looks great!


  3. Mystica / Oct 17 2011 6:01 am

    I love cookbooks too!


  4. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Oct 17 2011 7:57 am

    Such a great looking cookbook – enjoy:)


  5. gautami tripathy / Oct 17 2011 8:12 am

    Wonderful mailbox. Looks like you got some great books! Have a great reading week.

    Have a look at my haul of free e-books this week!!

    Here is my post!


  6. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Oct 17 2011 9:48 am

    Both books look wonderful!


  7. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Oct 17 2011 10:58 am

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of the cookbook. It sounds like a good one.


  8. Leeswammes / Oct 17 2011 11:03 am

    I like the idea of the BFF dates. I actually often like memoirs where people try to achieve something fun. Hope you’ll enjoy it.


  9. mary Ann Langan / Oct 17 2011 11:19 am
  10. BermudaOnion / Oct 17 2011 12:57 pm

    Ooh, I bet that cookbook is fabulous! Enjoy!


  11. Suko / Oct 17 2011 1:15 pm

    Great sounding books! I have always had a best friend, but right now I’m without. This book might give me some good ideas. 🙂


  12. Kailana / Oct 17 2011 8:17 pm

    Enjoy your new books!


  13. Mary / Oct 21 2011 2:49 pm

    I’m curious about the MWF… book. I’ll watch for your review. Have a great week!


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