Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? June 6 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

I can't believe June is already here! I'm looking forward to some fun summer reading.

This book is on tour with iRead Book Tours and my son is super excited to be reading it. He's a reluctant reader so any book that gets him excited is a winner to me.

Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff

"Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year."
 --Entrada Publishing

On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star,
a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness.
But three friends seek the light.
Together, they will Fall and be lost.
And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.
But will it be enough to help them find their way home?

The world of Cerulean

Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopy. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.

Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father's story, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.

I bought this one when author Gabriel Valjan sent me the link to the website. My mom is Roman so I wanted to know it it contains some of my favorite childhood recipes. Guess what? It does!

Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City by Katie Parla and Christina Gill

A love letter from two Americans to their adopted city, showcasing modern dishes influenced by tradition, as well as the rich culture of their surroundings. 
Even 150 years after unification, Italy is still a divided nation where individual regions are defined by their local cuisine. Each is a mirror of its city’s culture, history, and geography. Butcucina romana is the country’s greatest standout. 
Tasting Rome provides a complete picture of a place that many love, but few know completely. In sharing Rome’s celebrated dishes, street food innovations, and forgotten recipes, journalist Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill capture its unique character and reveal its truly evolved food culture—a culmination of 2000 years of history. Their recipes acknowledge the foundations of Roman cuisine and demonstrate how it has transitioned to the variations found today. You’ll delight in the expected classics (cacio e pepe, pollo alla romana, fiore di zucca); the fascinating but largely undocumented Sephardic Jewish cuisine (hraimi  con couscous, brodo di pesce, pizzarelle); the authentic and tasty offal (guanciale, simmenthal di coda, insalata di nervitti); and so much more. 
Studded with narrative features that capture the city’s history and gorgeous photography that highlights both the food and its hidden city, you’ll feel immediately inspired to start tasting Rome in your own kitchen. 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Posts From Last Week:

The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron (Review and Giveaway)

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson (Review and Giveaway!)

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. Tasting Rome looks perfect for you!

  2. Date Like a Girl, Marry Like a Woman has piqued my interest. Also, Tasting Rome. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. Tasting Rome looks good.

    Nice post and mailbox.

    I can't believe it is June either...time is going too fast.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  4. I love the title Date like a Girl Marry Like a Woman, it seems very unique. Hope it is enjoyable.

  5. Tasting Rome sounds good. I reviewed a Rome cookbook today for this hop.

  6. Tasting Rome sounds wonderful. I cook a lot of Italian dishes. When I visited Italy I never had a bad meal or a bad glass of wine.

    I'm not sure how June got here already either. Not that I'm complaining about the lovely weather, but I still don't have all of my garden in and Memorial Day was my target date.


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