Saturday, September 18, 2010

On My Wishlist (6)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we want to read but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
 
The I Hate To Cook Book by Peg Bracken

I hate to cook, so this must be the cookbook for me.

Goodreads desciption: Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.

50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn't. This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.
 
Reckless by Cornelia Funke
I love Funke's Inkheart trilogy, and can't wait to try something else by her. This is apparently the first book in a new series, and it sounds rather dark.

Goodreads description: For years, Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to another world, a world behind a mirror, a world for which his father abandoned his family. The mirror world is Jacob's escape from reality. It's a place for treasure hunts and magnificent quests. A world where witches haunt the forests and giants and dwarfs roam. A world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, with disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before Will is lost forever.
 
Things Go Flying by Shari Lapena
I can't remember where I stumbled upon this, but it sounds interesting.

Goodreads description: Shari Lapena takes the wit of David Sedaris and the outrageousness of Douglas Coupland to create a dark, hilarious and wildly inventive contemporary comedy about how the past can come back to haunt you. Literally. Harold Walker is desperately average and listless at mid-life, stemming in part from the abrupt death of his one-time best friend, Tom. Harold's wife Audrey, an increasingly frustrated housewife and mother to their two teenage sons, is a control freak silently harbouring an explosive secret. Things go flying in the Walker household when Harold's long-deceased mother comes back to haunt them. He finds he has her gift for opening the door to the past - and if there was ever a gift he wanted to return, it's this one! Audrey is similarly terrified-how is she to safeguard her secret now? If she can't control this world, how is she to control the next one? And how will she protect her good China? Harold, who has made a practice of avoiding things all his life, must confront two problems - how to find meaning in this life, and how to come to grips with the mostly terrifying idea that life just might go on forever!
 
Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson
First in the Declan Ross series

Because it's got pirates. 

Goodreads description: Shari Lapena takes the wit of David Sedaris and the outrageousness of Douglas Coupland to create a dark, hilarious and wildly inventive contemporary comedy about how the past can come back to haunt you. Literally. Harold Walker is desperately average and listless at mid-life, stemming in part from the abrupt death of his one-time best friend, Tom. Harold's wife Audrey, an increasingly frustrated housewife and mother to their two teenage sons, is a control freak silently harbouring an explosive secret. Things go flying in the Walker household when Harold's long-deceased mother comes back to haunt them. He finds he has her gift for opening the door to the past-and if there was ever a gift he wanted to return, it's this one! Audrey is similarly terrified-how is she to safeguard her secret now? If she can't control this world, how is she to control the next one? And how will she protect her good China? Harold, who has made a practice of avoiding things all his life, must confront two problems - how to find meaning in this life, and how to come to grips with the mostly terrifying idea that life just might go on forever!

6 comments:

Jude said...

There are some interesting books on your wishlist. I hadn't heard of any of them before so it's always good to discover something new.

Here is my wishlist for this week.

I hope you get to read the books on your wishlist very soon.

All the best
J x

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Haven't heard of any of these books before, but thanks for sharing some new books with me! Happy reading! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/09/on-my-wishlist-17.html

Lori said...

I hope you enjoy your books when you get them. Wanna see what is On My Wishlist?

The Book Vixen said...

I hate to cook too! LOL Hope you get these added to your collection soon.

Here's my wishlist for the week.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

I loved Sheila's review of the cookbook too! I have that on my Christmas list!

Melissa said...

I have the I hate to cook book. I wonder if it's the same one because the one I have is pretty old. Oh, and I still hate to cook. :)

I need to read Reckless. I have it on my tbr.

Great choices.

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