This past week I’ve only been watching one thing on TV: The Great British Baking Show. Netflix recently added more episodes of the addictive British show about amateur bakers who compete to be crowned the best baker in the tent. It’s charming and wholesome and has basically convinced me that I’m secretly a whiz at baking cakes, pastries, biscuits and more. That’s why I’m currently all about Big Library Read‘s eBook club!
Logically, I know I can’t learn how to make a perfect blueberry pie by watching it happen on TV. Still, I might be in luck, as Big Library Read just launched their latest digital book club choice: Art of the Pie, by Kate McDermott. For two weeks, from March 16 through March 30, participants can download a free digital copy of McDermott’s bestselling cookbook from participating libraries around the world. All you need is a library card to join in on the fun, and, awesomely, 20,000 libraries in 28 different countries are participating in the event. I basically love everything about this idea, and not just because it combines my two favorite things: baking and books.
Art of the Pie has been named one of 2016’s best cookbooks by many (including Oprah.com!), and was personally selected by Big Library Read members as the current eBook club pick. The recipe book tackles everything pie-related, imparting McDermott’s baking wisdom in an accessible and delicious way. Learn how to make the perfect crust, as well as some classic pie recipes, including Chicken Pot Pie, a Quintessential Apple Pie, and even some gluten free options. For all you amateur bakers out there who may or may not be obsessed with The Great British Baking Show, McDermott’s pie bible is a must-read. The fact that Pi Day was on March 14 should provide some great mathematical inspiration.
Now is definitely the time to check out the Big Library Read eBook club and join all the pie-related discussions. I almost can’t believe that you can read this awesome baking cookbook for free for the next two weeks, as well as potentially meet some new online friends who love baking (and reading!) just as much as you do. Book clubs are such an awesome way to connect with other readers who share your interests – and it’s even better when those interests happen to be about pie.
Do you love book clubs as much as we do? Are you part of any yourself? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for our upcoming article on our favorite online book clubs!