Ever see the movie, The Net, with Sandra Bullock? Remember the opening sequence where she ordered a pizza online? That was back before such things were possible, let alone fathomable. But the time has come.
You can pretty much order anything online these days and have it delivered to your door. We have a milkman that comes every week — yup, they still exist! You can get groceries, DVDs, library books delivered. Yup, I said library books. A lot of libraries across the country have gone digital, letting you reserve and renew books online. And get this, some will even deliver your books to your front door! How cool is that?! Of course, mine doesn’t do this … yet, but I now have the next best thing.
Books Free is a lot like NetFlix. You pay a small monthly fee, and they will ship you books from a list that you compile. You read them and return them (free shipping both ways). Once they get them back, they ship you the next book(s) on your list. I was pretty enthusiastic when I heard about this, especially given the fact that I just shelled out $9 in late fees at our local library! With Books Free, there are no late fees. Keep the books as long as you want. If you want to buy the book (because it turns out to be THAT good), you can even do so at a discounted price. Thought you guys might be interested in checking it out. Besides cooking, they offer all sorts of other genres from self-help to suspense, and everything in between; but, of course, you know I went straight to the cooking section. I signed up and am going to try it out for a few months and see how it goes. And Jessica, if you’re reading this, they even have one of YOUR “cookbooks” available. Not too shabby, considering they only have 232 cookbooks!
Didn’t do any cooking tonight — just a clean-out-the-fridge kind of night, so no new recipes to report.
The UPS Man cometh and brought me goodies from Amazon, one of which was Amanda’s Hesser’s “Cooking for Mr. Latte.” I know, I’m probably the last person on earth who hasn’t read this yet, but it’s slated to be my weekend reading, along with finishing Ruth Reichl’s, “Garlic and Sapphires.”
Going down the shore for the weekend, so there won’t be any new entries for Friday or Saturday, but I’ll be back on Sunday with a few new recipes I plan to make over the weekend. Nicholas is very excited to be going down the shore to “Grandma and Grandpa’s Water House” (the easiest way to differentiate their “shore house” from their “regular house”). The Husband took Nicholas out shopping tonight to get him his very own fishing pole, so there might be a cute picture for you Sunday night.
Until then, please keep my blogging friend from White Trash BBQ in your thoughts. His wife, Johanna, was severely burned a few days ago doing something we all love to do … cooking. It could have happened to any one of us – count your blessings.
Until Sunday … happy cooking!
P.S. The Books Free site brings to mind a question … what fun things do you get delivered to your house? Am I missing out on something? Do tell!