Thursday, August 21, 2014

Book Beginning: Cocktails for Book Lovers


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

FACEBOOK: Rose City Reader has a Facebook page where I post about new and favorite books, book events, and other bookish tidbits, as well as link to blog posts. I'd love a "Like" on the page! You can go to the page here to Like it. I am happy to Like you back if you have a blog or professional Facebook page, so please leave a comment with a link and I will find you.

TWITTER, ETC: If you are on Twitter, Google+, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book  Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.



Growing up in England, I was obsessed with Virginia Woolf – her luminous prose, her melancholy brilliance – and the glamorous image of the Bloomsbury set, a famous group of London intellectuals and writers in the early 1900s.

Book Girl's Guide to Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith McGovern, published by sourcebooks. I love books. I love cocktails. Perfect!

Cocktails for Book Lovers offers 50 recipes straight from the pages of, or at least suggested by, famous authors and their books. The recipes range from classics, like William Faulkner's favorite Mint Julep, to the imaginative, like a "Sherry Alexander" inspired by Thrity Umrigar.

And on top of all that, the publisher is hosting some fun giveaways:


  1. I discovered your blog today and will enter my first 'Book beginnings' with Ivanhoe. Sounds like a stuffy old book but I hope to discover why it is a classic! My name is n@ncy and I'm a compulsive classic book list reader!

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. I've published my first Book Beginning post. Since I'm new to blogging, I discovered your page just today. This feature is actually fun! :)

  4. Such a clever theme. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sounds like a fun book.

    ENJOY...thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  6. This looks fun! I love the idea of drinks that are based off books. That'd be great for book clubs or themed parties.

  7. I love cookbooks. Sometimes I just sit and read recipes and it is almost a good a making and eating.

  8. Anything that has to do with England is a natural obsession for me :)

  9. I am not much of a cocktail drinker but I once read a similar book called (something like)The Book Club Cookbook. In it were recipes from books one might read in a book club. We shared out the recipes and made a dinner potluck for club. It was such fun.

  10. I love cocktails and think I would love this book too!

  11. I keep seeing this book mentioned in book discussion groups, I have yet to check it out. I'm going to have to pick it up soon.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...