I always gravitate toward the cookbook section in bookstores. Sure, I check out the fiction novels, the Spanish books, the mystery novels, the teen section...but eventually, I'm always sitting cross-legged on the floor with a nicely illustrated cookbook in my lap.
The other day I found Alton Brown's I'm Just Here for More Food, and Shirley Corriher's BakeWise (which was $40 at B&N. I checked it out from the library but I really need my own copy), as well as Toba Garrett's Wedding Cake Art and Design, which was $50 but gorgeous. I didn't put that on my birthday list because I didn't know about it...but the designs are amazing! I was definitely inspired.
My friends dragged me out of the store before I had time to latch myself to another book, but I'm seriously going to buy myself BakeWise if no one gets it for my birthday. (Just a note to my relatives who read my blog: tell my mom that I really want this book. She still doesn't know what to get me. Also, shout out to Aunt Elsie! Thanks for visiting me at Publix on Sunday!)