May 14, 2012

The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook

Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Dorrity Publication
Pages: 118
Series: Book Blogger's Cookbook
Review Source: For tour review from Christy

The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook is a community project from some of the blogosphere's best book bloggers in a simple, easy to read format. The cookbook combines a love of reading and dining to help you find books you'll devour and recipes you can't put down.

You’ll love The Book Blogger’s Cookbook because…

The Book Blogger’s Cookbook has 50 different book reviewers from every corner of the blogosphere. It bridges the gap between author and reader—putting you in touch with book reviewers who can separate the 5 star books from the mediocre.

The Book Blogger’s Cookbook showcases great reads and provides an interactive experience with links to author and book reviewer websites. The cookbook is created for those who like to experience what they read long after they’ve closed the book.

The Book Blogger’s Cookbook tells why each recipe complements its companion book. Recipes and books combine to make the reading experience satisfying and entertaining.

My Thoughts:
The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook contains 22 books and recipes which relate to those books. The books featured include popular titles such as Divergent, Everneath, Shatter Me, Matched, and Clockwork Angel, just to name a few. Each book section includes a bit about the book, why the recipe relates to the book, the actual recipe and a picture of the dish, as well as mini reviews/blurbs about the book from bloggers. I had a lot of fun reading up on the recipes and the reasons why the recipes were chosen for the book. Some of the reasonings are a stretch, of course, but it's still a lot of fun.

The book itself is well organized. There's a contents page at the front of the book with links to every section. There's also three indexes at the back, so you can look up content by book title, author, or recipe. I appreciate this organization, and I think everything was laid out very well. While I haven't had a chance to test out the recipes yet (which, I know, makes it hard to review the book), they all look and sound pretty delicious. I like how there's a good mixture of main dishes, desserts, and other types of recipes. Out of all the recipes I think I'm most excited to try out the rosemary, sea salt, and creme fraiche crossaints, which are connected with Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.

If you love books and you love cooking there's not really a better way to combine them than to check out the Book Blogger's Cookbook.

Find The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook, compiled by Christy Dorrity, on Goodreads & Amazon. (Currently on sale for 99¢)

You can find more information about the cookbook and the tour stops here on Christy's blog.

Every person who comments on one of the blogs during the tour will be entered to win a grand prize: a copy of every book featured in The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook (22 in all, over $200 value).


  1. Ashley, thanks for having the cookbook on your blog today!

  2. Oh, very cool! There are so many good cooking blogs out there...wish I liked cooking (it's hard to get into it when it's just you!). Still, it might make a fabulous gift for some of my kitchen-inclined friends.

  3. Great book, great giveaway, thanks!

  4. Lovely blog.

    Stopping by from the list for the tour of THE 2012 BOOK BLOGGER'S COOK BOOK.

    My post is up on May 17....stop by if you like.

    Nice to meet you.

    Stopping by for a look around.



    Silver's Reviews

  5. This sounds really interesting. I'm curious to know what recipes were chosen for some of those books, especially Divergent and Matched.

  6. Sounds like a neat idea but I'm not much of a cook so I would probably like to know what the recipes are before trying to make any of them.


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