Monday, October 24, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- October 24th

Hurray Fall weather is finally here! I spent the weekend raking leaves and quaffing Green Mountain coffee's Pumpkin Spice (which is delish) and, of course, reading!

Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Savvy Verse & Wit. Below are the books I received this week:

1) MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche. Publisher's Summary. When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.

In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertshe uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.

Thanks to Ballantine Books!

2) See Mix Drink by Brian Murphy. Publisher's Summary. Have you tried mixing a Mojito? What about a Rusty Nail? Or a Cosmopolitan? With See Mix Drink, the first-ever cocktail book to offer instruction through info-graphics, making the drinks you love at home is as easy as, well, See, Mix, Drink.

This unique, illustrated guide graphically demonstrates how to make 100 of today's most popular cocktails. For each drink, color-coded ingredients are displayed in a line drawing of the appropriate glassware, alongside a pie chart that spells out the drink's composition by volume for intuitive mixing. No other cocktail book is this easy or fun. Instantly understandable 1-2-3 steps show exactly how each drink is prepared, and anecdotes, pronunciation guides, and photographs of the finished drinks will turn newbie bartenders into instant mixologists.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group!


  1. The memoir sounds terrific. Hope its as good as it sounds. Enjoy Kim.

  2. Oh, I've been in that spot...moving around and having to find new friends. MWF Seeking BFF sounds like a must-read.

    Hope you enjoy your books.


  3. The memoir sounds like a lot of fun! Have a wonderful week, Kim, and happy reading!

  4. These both look good. Happy reading!

  5. I have been curious about MWF since I saw it. I can't wait to see the reviews for it. It does sound interesting.

  6. I hope you enjoy your week of reading.

  7. MWF does sound really interesting. It's something that I never think about but probably would miss if I moved to a new city. I hope you enjoy your books!

  8. These sound like some fun books...enjoy!

  9. Now you can enjoy the right beverage while you read! Enjoy your new books!

  10. Enjoy your books! MWF Seeking BFF grabs my attention every time I see it, probably because I have a distinct lack of female friends.