About two months ago, I made a complaint about how I do reviews for 5 different publishers, but yet no one had sent me any cook books in the year and a half I'd been doing this.
Then I was given a chance to have a couple of cook books. I was just glowing happy. One, because I love cook books in general, and two, because it would give me a much needed break from the constant reading of regular books which leaves me with massive eyestrain and headaches after a few days.
I knew I was getting one of the Jamie Oliver books. Double joy on this news. The books were sent out the week of Christmas and only got here two days ago. Yeah, it took over 3 weeks for the books to come from the U.S.A. over the border to Canada. And let me tell you, they didn't have a happy journey as the packaging was half gone and the bottom of the books were bent in.
I'm a vegetarian, and over 80% of the books are meat dishes, so I took the books with me to mom's. The plan is to next weekend, pick out a couple of recipes from each book, make them and see how they fair. In the meantime, I have to finish reading another Jane Austen sequel that's due for Friday.
But, I'm going by the reaction mom had to the two cook books in question, that the Jamie Oliver book won't be as much a hit. Which is sad cause we're both big fans of his other works.