Mailbox Monday #282

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1.  My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going With Your Gut by Hannah Hart for review from It Books.

One day, sad cubicle dweller and otherwise bored New York transplant Hannah Hart decided, as a joke, to make a fake cooking show for her friend back in California. She turned on the camera, pulled out some bread and cheese, and then, as one does, started drinking. (Doesn’t everyone cook with a spoon in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other?) The video went viral and an online sensation was born.

My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart’s great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember to turn the oven off when you go to bed) and shares never-before-seen recipes.

2.  Jane Austen’s First Love by Syrie James for review on Aug. 6.

Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate his engagement, she meets wealthy, devilishly handsome Edward Taylor—a fascinating young man who is truly worthy of her affections. Jane knows a match between her and Edward is unlikely, but every moment she spends with him makes her heart race—and he seems to return her interest. Much to her displeasure, however, there is another seeking his attention.

What did you receive?


  1. stacybuckeye says

    My Drunk Kitchen looks like a lot of fun! Maybe if I poured the wine first I’d do more cooking 🙂

  2. Fiction-Books says

    Hi Serena,

    Your post featuring ‘My Drunk Kitchen’, set me thinking to just how many TV chefs there have been over the years, who have hosted their shows a little worse for wear. Do you think it might be some kind of occupational hazard?


  3. I like that you’re branching out into cookbooks these days…especially if I get to be your guinea pig! 😉

    Enjoy your new books!

  4. Emma @ Words And Peace says

    Another interesting kitchen book, looks like. Enjoy!

  5. Silver's Reviews says

    My Drunk Kitchen looks so cute.

    ENJOY your reading week and your new book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – I love Pam Jenoff too. 🙂

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    Love the look of My Drunk Kitchen. Sounds hilarious! Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  7. Thanks for checking it out

  8. marireads says

    My Drunk Kitchen sounds awesome! Must find this one!

  9. Beth Hoffman says

    The cover of MY DRUNK KITCHEN made me laugh. Happy Monday, Serena!

  10. Enjoy 🙂

  11. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    My Drunk Kitchen sounds like a fun cookbook!