The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, Dani at Mousai Books and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.
So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.
For today’s post, the theme and my selection are:
Hobbit Day: Favorite Book With A Focus On Food
Taming Demons For Beginners by Annette Marie
Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.
When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.
Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.
My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.
Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.
All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.
But I did, and now it’s too late.
Check it out on Goodreads
It may not be a book about foods per se, but it food does feature heavily in Taming Demons For Beginners. For starters, it’s about a girl who finds herself in a contract with a demon… over cookies. That’s right. Turns out demons have a sweet tooth (demons and I have that in common).
Also, if you read further into the series, you will learn something interesting about the importance of food for demons in choosing a mate. (Again, demons and I have that in common).
So basically, yay food! And yay for all the delicious cookies that are being made in this book and made me hungry.