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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blogger Cook Book, Guest Post!!

Soo here is an amazing new book that is out. We had the wonderful opportunity to review it, and we also have the privilege of being featured in it as well. It's not just a regular book, it's a Cook Book.. but it is also a book review... book. :)

These fun filled pages have lists of books that have been published within the last few years, but they are not just any books, they are books that are devour worthy reads !!

Miss Amanda Hocking did a great job with the forward in this book, and the author Christy Dority is a sheer genius!! She even gave us a few tips to hand out to you guys explaining exactly what you are supposed to do when it comes to a blogger cookbook.

Reating is what it's called, and I have never heard of a better idea, combining my two favorite past times, eating and reading.. ahh what a woman she is!!

Before I let you in on the tips Christy Dorrity gave all of us, I'm going to give you guys the WEBSITE where you can go and purchase this awesome book for your Kindle. It has some great recipes, like I hate Chocolate Cake, Raised by Magic Quick Bread, Sevenstar Gingerbread... and many many many more!!

Now without further ado Tips from the wonderful Christy Dorrity!!!

Tips for “Reating”—The Fusion of Books and Food.
One of the greatest pleasures in life is the combination of good food and good books. When all of the kids are in bed and the lights in the kitchen are off, get ready for some “me” time. Snuggle up with a good book and something yummy! Some people say that it is unhealthy to eat while you are reading, but if you follow these helpful tips, you can give yourself permission to enjoy the fusion of great reads and great eats.
5 “Reating Fusion” Tips
1.       Choose a Great Book—one that you can’t wait to get into. If you need help choosing a read, there are loads of great book bloggers out there that give honest reports about what’s great and what’s not.
2.       Pick a food that is a treat for you. My favorite reading treats are chocolate, if I’m craving sweets, or chips and salsa when I want something salty. My husband prefers to have seconds of dinner for his dessert—especially when we have tacos.
3.       Portion out your treat into a serving size that makes sense for you. If you are going to have a treat that comes in a large container, such as a bad of potato chips or a box of malt balls, take out a sensible amount and put away the extra. That way you won’t mindlessly munch during the intense action scene in your novel.
4.       Find a comfortable place to snuggle up. Some of my favorite spots include bed, a cozy couch with a soft-glow lamp, the back deck, a bench in the forest or park, and a hammock on the beach (I wish!).
5.       Relax and enjoy yourself. Immerse yourself in the experience of a tasty read and adventurous foods. 
What’s your favorite Reating Fusion blend? 
To answer this question is actually kin of hard to do, I guess my favorite ( Danielle ) would have to be French Vanilla Latte with Raisin Bread :) .. I'm a breakfast person.. even at 11pm haha


amandanorr said...

Cute post. This is a fun cookbook and contest. I would love to win a kindle.

Christy Dorrity said...

Thanks for letting me guest post Danielle and Christy!

Pinky said...

What’s your favorite Reating Fusion blend?

I guess I'm simple, I like a bowl of popcorn and cuddle up in bed with my good book. I would rather cuddle up in bed with my popcorn and a Kindle though, lol


Darcy McManus said...

Oh no! No Kindle! Now what? You have totally whetted my appetite for this book!

Jolynn_Reads said...

My Reating would be Chocolate Cream Pie, Relaxing in bed, with a Mary Higgins Clark book!
I hope I win the Kindle!


Morgan said...

Lol, great question! My reating would be beef soup with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-food tastes so much better after reading this book because Katniss starves-so you learn to appreciate it more.

smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com

Aliah E. said...

Woo Hoo! Great idea for a cookbook!

IdentitySeeker said...

I love the cookbook idea. Seriously! I think it's great that we get a cookbook coming from the ladies in the blogging world. Of course, I'd love to win it (and a Kindle too).


Kris Beauty said...

Hi :). There is an awesome Kindle giveaway with this!

I follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty

Email : mybeautytags@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Would love the chance to win!

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

Let's see...French vanilla coffee, a James Patterson book, snuggled on my recliner with my little min pin and I'm very happy.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

wade2121 said...

This sounds like an awesome book. I love to cook!


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Diet Coke and a Hershey's with Almonds. Weird combo, I know, but it's my favorite reating fusion. I'm actually on a diet so haven't had a Hershey's in over two months. =O(


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