Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Finds (5/15/15)

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
I can't tell you how excited I am for Pioneer Woman's new cookbook, Dinnertime, to come out in October. I've enjoyed her previous three so much, and several of her recipes have made it into my meal rotation. I had feared that since her last book was celebration food, her next might be desserts, which doesn't appeal to me much, but instead it's a whole book of dinner recipes. Right up my alley. 
I don't watch much TV, but I do follow a couple of reality family shows on TLC. One I've loved for years is The Little Couple. The show follows little people Bill and Jen (a doctor) and their children, Will and Zoey (adopted from China and India, respectively), through life. As soon as I heard about their new book (due out May 26), I added it to my TBR.
Speaking of TV, one of the strong female characters I grew up with was Candice Bergen's Murphy Brown. She has a new memoir out called A Fine Romance which I'd like to read, too.

I'm very impatient for Gone with the Wind to be released on audiobook this summer (June 23). I've wanted to read it for awhile now, but I couldn't find a CD version, and I knew I'd never get it read in a single checkout from the public library, or even a second or third checkout. This release will be an MP3 CD, a concept I only half understand, so if you're familiar with this media, please fill me in!

I'm not sure why I add Rachel Held Evans' books to my reading lists. We have almost nothing in common faith-wise. I read her Evolving in Monkey Town and found it just too simple. I got about 10 pages into her A Year of Biblical Womanhood, and I put it aside. Still, here I am adding her latest, Searching for Sunday, to my TBR. I guess I want to read some good faith-based memoirs that challenge me (Lauren Winner's become a disappointment and I feel like I'm outgrowing my standby, Anne Lamott), but I'm not finding any that do. Ideas?
And back to cookbooks. I dig Trisha Yearwood. (Can you imagine being married to Garth Brooks?!) I never cared for her music as much as I do for her cooking. I have her Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood on my TBR, and I plan to buy her new Trisha's Table soon. So I'm adding her Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, too.
What's new with you?


  1. That's so cool that you want to read Candice Bergen's new memoir!! Do you read a lot of celebrity memoirs? I usually don't, but I recently read singer Toni Braxton's memoir, Unbreak My Heart, which was awesome.

    Here's a link to my Friday Finds this week:

    1. I read a lot of memoirs, not necessarily a lot of celebrity memoirs, but quite a few (Andre Agassi's Open was exceptional). I've heard that Bergen is a good writer, so maybe hers will be better than most.

    2. Thanks for the tip about Agassi's memoir. I'll keep that one in mind.