My family means everything to me and I love being a wife to my amazing husband and stay at home mom to five awesome kiddos.
Reading, writing, cooking and Irish dancing make me happy. You will find a little of everything here.
I am a freelance writer and author. My articles have appeared in Feis America Magazine and DiddlyiMag. I write for my local newspaper, The Syracuse Islander, and I recently had an article accepted for the children's Friend Magazine.
I love to read books and review them. And because I love to cook, I found a way to combine reading with eating--I guess you could call it reating! I enjoy matching recipes to the books I read and then I blog about them both. Last year I combined my reviews and recipes with reviews around the blogosphere and created a book.
My first book, The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook is now available on Amazon. The 2012 edition is slated to be published in May (if you are an author or blogger who would like to be a part of the 2012 edition, fill out this form). Currently I am working on a non-fiction book on Irish dancing, several picture books and a YA fiction that's in a rough outlining stage.
Great books, bloggers, and recipes meet in this second volume of a fresh and unique cookbook that helps you experience books, not just read them. This year's volume features even more tasty reads, recipes and book bloggers.
Books were selected from the author’s book review blog and paired with delectable recipes like “Caramel Crack” from Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi, "Everliving Soup" from Brodi Ashton's Everneath, and "Jagged Ham" from Elana Johnson's Possession.
Mouthwatering photos complement every recipe.
The 2012 Book Blogger’s Cookbook includes a foreword by David Farland, award winning, New York Times Bestselling author, and showcases more than one hundred reviews with links to book review blogs and author websites.
Whether you're a food lover, an avid reader or a book blogger, there’s something for you in The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook.
What Reviewers Are Saying:
"The Book Blogger's Cookbook has the best combination of two of my favorite things: food and books. Overall, it's sort of a dream book for readers who love cooking."
-Elani at La Femme Readers book reviews
"The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook is a beautiful blend of a cookbook about books. It's worth reading straight through if only to find new books to add to your "to-read" shelf."
-Lisa Mangum, author of the award winning The Hourglass Door series.
"The 2011 Book Blogger's Cookbook is more than a mere cookbook. It contains review bits of bloggers stating what they loved about the featured books. The blogger testaments make you want to read the novels and the photos make your mouth water. Perfect combination!"
-Stella from Ex Libris book reviews
The idea and concept behind The Book Blogger’s Cookbook is simply brilliant. In the 2012 edition, Christy Dorrity has paired twenty two awesome books (compiled of YA stories as well as a variety of middle grade) with twenty two tasty recipes. A summary of each book is embedded along with a collection of comments from recognized book bloggers who have reviewed the titles. Lastly, Christy presents a unique and scrumptious recipe that compliments the book.
There are a variety of succulent entrees, soups, snacks, desserts, and more that would make vampires refuse human blood and rather sink their fangs into one of the delicious recipes. It is a great way to experience new tastes while discovering new literary works. Food enthusiasts and book lovers rejoice together in this wonderful reference book full of yummy treats and worthy reads.
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