We’re celebrating the upcoming release of my third Food Lovers’ Village mystery, BUTTER OFF DEAD (July 7—save the suspense and pre-order it now!), with a glimpse of some of your favorite authors’ prized collections.
Today, a peek at the shelves of Lucy Burdette, author of the scrumptious Key West Food Critic series.
“Luckily, I don’t collect things. Except, ummm, books. Does that count? My latest obsession is fiction and memoir centered around food and cooking. The photo shows a small piece of my library (not even counting cookbooks and cozy culinary mysteries!) I have convinced myself that this is all done in the name of research, because I start each chapter of my Key West food critic mysteries with a culinary epigraph. Here’s an example of the gems I’ve found: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Manuel Rouvelas”
Find Lucy at www.lucyburdette.com, @lucyburdette, or www.facebook.com/lucyburdette
Leave a comment on my Facebook page or blog, for a chance to win a signed copy of FATAL RESERVATIONS, out July 7 (and available for pre-order now!). Ruff the Cat will choose a winner at random—check back in the morning to find out!
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I also collect books. Lots of books. Thank you for the chance.
We thank YOU, Candace — authors LOVE book collectors!
I, too, collect books. I love mysteries of all kinds and would love to read Fatal Reservations! This sounds like a great series! Thank you for the giveaway!
Lucy’s Key West series is a lot of fun — and delicious! Thanks for stopping by.
Love the epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter. The one you shared today is one of my favorites.
Epigraphs add another layer to a story, don’t they? I’ve been having fun with them in my Spice Shop mysteries, and Lucy does a great job with them.
Love this series…and don’t we all “collect” books?
LOL, Daniele — yes, I think we all do collect books, and we authors are grateful!
Love your books
I love books also, but my house is small and room is limited. I have to be careful what I bring home!
I sympathize — we thought we had plenty of shelf space, but no longer….
I still have most of the 45s and LPs I started collecting in the 50s. I do have a record player, so I could play them but not in years.
Oh, gosh, that’s fun — any particular style? I’m thinking early rock!
Actually lots of country (Mac Davis) and folk (Gordon Lightfoot) music early on with a complement of artists like Elvis, Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams. Later on, soft rock acts like Bread, the Bee Gees and Olivia Newton-John. I have 100 Cliff Richard LPs. Although I liked some harder rock, I did not stockpile same. I have CDs now, but don’t really collect them. There is just something about those 12-inch covers!
Sounds great! We’re big Lightfoot fans, too. Mr. Right plays a beautiful version of Miguel.
Books are the best thing to collect!
I’m with you, Sally!
I stopped buying books and decided to use the town library. They have a large selection and I can request books from other libraries. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.
And most libraries love donations, to their collection and their book sales. Long Live Libraries!
I love to collect books also, and Garfield’s (the cartoon cat). We live in a very small house, however, so somehow I have to start letting go of some of the books…decisions, decisions.
Oh, that’s the hard part, isn’t it? Our house is roomy enough, but getting full….
I have started reading these cozy mystery books and love them. So you can say I am starting to collect them. Thank you for the chance.
Josie, thanks for sharing your love of cozy mystery — it’s a great community!
I have a little bit of everything around the house. Not huge collections, but just enough. At this point in my life it’s time to stop collecting and time to start giving. Hank you for the chance to win this giveaway, so I can add to my book collection.
I sense a big library donation in the future! Thanks for joining in the fun.
I collect not just books but cookbooks. I love to read cookbooks to get ideas of ingredients that work together.
Cookbooks give us a view into a slice of life, don’t they?
I am a book collector too or probably a bibliomania.
No cure for bibliomania, I’m afraid — and none of us is really interested in one!
I have way too many books.
No such thing! Thanks for joining in the fun, Sandy!
I have so many books I could probably open a bookstore! Would love to add another one.
LOL! We tell my brother he should open Tom’s Used Books. He says his kids can open it when he’s gone!
I wish I had more room for my collection. A large part of it is in a storage locker. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of Fatal Reservations.
I feel your pain! Thanks for swinging by the blog — more fun to come all this week!
We have bookcases filled with books!
I crack up when I see pictures in decorating magazines — I’m addicted to Country Living — showing bookcases filled with other things! No books! Or short stacks of books, or books covered in decorative paper. Never trust a person without books in their home!
I collect books, mostly mysteries. I like to collect Sherlock Holmes books. There are lots of authors writing them. In the picture I see a French course. I collect French and German courses (books & CD’s or tapes). I just dabble, can’t really speak it.