Great suggestion, Patrincia! I almost always “test-drive” cookbooks by taking them out from the library first. (Rose’s latest book was an exception—I knew I would want it!)
If I find myself renewing it again and again, or returning it and then checking it out again, that means it’s time to put it on my book shopping list.
Currently out from the library—Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich (on my to-buy list) and The New Making of a Cook by Madeleine Kamman. The latter is a huge book and not on my shopping list unless I happen to find a used copy very cheap—but, well worth checking out and browsing through! Ms. Kamman is a most knowledgeable lady with lots of good cooking advice.