Weekends are great for reading (duh), but never forget that weekends are also great for eating! To encourage your appetite, here's the lowdown on a few of our favorite cookbooks this season: 

100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Leslie Bilderback

Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwave cake that's BAKED IN A MUG, PEOPLE. Featured on BuzzFeed!

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More than 250 Fresh, Fabulous Recipes for Every Day
Weight Watchers

Spicy sauces! Sexy stews! Seductive stir-fries! Suggestive skewers! (Too far?)

A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours
Ali Larter

A month-by-month culinary scrapbook that will bring out the reveler in rookie cooks and (well-) seasoned culinary artists alike! Featured on QVC.

Winning Recipes for Late-Night Radio Listening
George Noory and William J. Birnes

When it’s too late for dinner, too early for breakfast, and there’s nothing in your freezer to throw in the microwave, George will be there to keep the midnight munchies at bay!



Our #FridayReads + E-Galley Hook Up

Our #FridayReads + E-Galley Hook Up

Happy Friday, party librarians! It's that time of the week in which we like to share with you what we're currently reading.

Talia's loving THE FAITHFUL EXECUTIONER: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century by Joel F. Harrington. In fact, she selected a passage from the beginning of the book for her excerpt pick in our newsletter last week:

"Ultimately he intended to become, like his father, a master in the practice of 'special interrogation' (i.e., torture) and in the art of efficiently dispatching a condemned soul in the manner prescribed by law, using methods that ranged from the common execution with the rope, to the less frequent death by fire or by drowning, to the infamous and exceptionally rare drawing and quartering.

"Today Meister Heinrich was testing Frantz on the most difficult-and most honorable-of all forms of execution, death by the sword, or beheading." 

ufo coverI just started UFO HUNTERS: Book One by William J. Birnes. I've never actually seen the UFO Hunters TV show on HISTORY, but I looove reading about everyday people encountering the unexplainable or, even better, the suspiciously explained. Get whitelisted and download the e-galley of UFO HUNTERS now so we can talk about it.

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On Monday I offered to hook up any librarians with a pre-approved NetGalley download link for ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS (one of my Uncharted Pages picks) and the offer still stands! Just e-mail me 1. your title and 2. the e-mail address you use to sign into NetGalley.

What are your #FridayReads? [...]