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text 2017-07-27 16:33
Wouldn't this be perfect for …
Cocktails for Book Lovers - Tessa Smith McGovern

… the next BoozieBookAThon?  


Or any of the next readathons (although trying the recipes could interfere with reading other books or staying awake).

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text 2017-04-19 01:46
Curioser and curiouser, more library ebook finds
Bourbon Desserts - Lynn Marie Hulsman
The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets - Lucy Baker
The Drunken Botanist - Amy Stewart

I just gotta try some of these recipes

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review 2016-10-21 00:14
Bartender's Friend
Spirits Distilled 2016: With Cocktails Mixed - Mark Ridgwell,Michael Butt

Spirits Distilled is a bible for anyone interested in the world of alcohol and cocktails. Target audiences would be bartenders, and people interested in impressing their friends with their knowledge of such. Very, very thorough, it covers everything from the distillation of alcohol, and it's history, to many types of liquor. Covered are vodka, tequila, gin, rum, brandy, liqueurs, and whiskey. Also the different cocktails to be made from these liquors. If you're really interested in learning all you can about the subject, then this book is for you!

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review 2016-10-07 00:00
Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories
Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight:... Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories - Don Bassingthwaite Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is a hilarious collection of Derby Cavendish short stories by Don Bassingthwaite. It's chock full of sexual innuendos, puns, and general (hinted at) debauchery. The very first page wrenched an amused giggle out of me. Each story is exquisitely crafted absurdity that will have you in stitches if you've even the slightest bit of a gutter mind. From the original Mean Girl to the Three Bears, the villains are refreshing twists on age-old evils. The good guys- Derby, Andrew/Mitzy, and Matt - are adorable and easy to root for.

On a serious note, there were a few other things worth mentioning beyond the amusement factor. The first is that the author uses his stories to provide a bit of subtle (and some obvious) education for those who are not a member of the LGBT+ community. For instance, when a few of the villains are talking, one of them corrects the other on how to refer to a person that is in drag. I honestly didn't know how to do this, and was pondering it for the review, so it was nice to read! The second is that none of the villains that Derby and company go up against use homophobia as a reason to want to destroy them. Given the prejudices that still exist and get displayed on a daily basis, it wouldn't have surprised me if it had been addressed in this book. I'm glad it wasn't, though. It kept it all on a very light note.

I can truthfully say I liked every single story within this collection. (You have no idea how rare that is for me.) I do have a few favorites, though. Fruitcake - in which an ancient fertility symbol is used to make cake batter with horrible consequences. Sweater - a demon that manifests in ugly Christmas sweaters, and Derby's self-sacrifice to keep everyone safe. Finally, Organ - in which a perfect storm of happenings incites an orgy - simply because the, uhm, climax made me laugh and want to scrub the image off my brain.

Gloriously flamboyant and fantastically ridiculous, Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight is a must read for the naughty minded. Don Bassingthwaite did a great job, and I think people will get a kick out of reading it.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the publisher for review consideration.
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review 2016-08-20 23:00
Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #8) by Lee Hollis
Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell Mystery) - Lee Hollis

This Halloween, Hayley can’t imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley’s determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he’s in financial trouble—again.

Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny’s moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery—and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else—including her—ends up in the graveyard.















Death of a Pumpkin Carver is exactly what I needed right now. Its fun, its light hearted and yes there are a few serious moments but its a change from the usual books I've been reading lately.

With Halloween just around the corner its nice to have a holiday themed book to read.

Death of a Pumpkin Carver has an enjoyable cast, a really good story line and it perked me up during an emotional slump I was in. I am happy that I found this book. 























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