Don and Audrey Wood remain my all-time favorite children’s book author and illustrator. All of their books are near and dear to my now-grown children. Probably their favorite of them all is Heckedy Peg—a slightly scary book for a child, but one that intrigues. I’d ask them what bedtime story they wanted, and they’d hold their little hands to their mouths and whisper “Heckedy Peg, mommy!”
There is not one bad recipe in this cookbook. Trust me, I’ve tried so many of them. This is the one cookbook that my adult kids ask me to cook from when they visit. It’s also a cookbook I gift to others most often. Looking forward to Joanna’s Volume 2 in April!
Atmospheric, gory read with a little dark humor thrown in for good measure. When she moves into her childhood home where her family was murdered, incidents begin to happen, and Dixie begins to question what is and is not real.
A complete sotry that will hold your attention from beginning to end. In this police procedural, we have an unknown, a series of grizzly murders, an unknown motive, and multiple suspects that will keep you guessing to the very end.
When the police investigate the murder of a woman found in the trunk of her car, layers of secrets are revealed and relationships are tested and threatened in unexpected ways. A fun read with many unreliable characters that will keep you turning the pages!
Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda have won multiple awards and received high praise for this beautiful graphic novel already, and I can see why. Anyone looking for something new and unique needs to pick this up; the artwork is beautiful, the story is full of beautifully done characters and environments and features a matriarchal society, and the world building is staggeringly deep.
No wonder this book won the Pulitzer! Greer set out to write a novel about joy, and in this comic romp, he delivers. Follow aging writer Arthur Less as he endures the writing life in New York, Germany, Italy, and India, before returning home to an unexpected twist.
For readers and writers who have loved Strunk & White or Bill Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Benjamin Dreyer will be your new favorite guide through the rules of grammar (and how to ignore them).
From the very first story I read, I thought: this writer knows girlhood. And, as it turns out, she also knows young marriage and love and humor and heartbreak, all rendered in delicious prose.
Beautiful, Grimm’s Brother’s style fairy tales written for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If your children love the movies, but are too young still for the seven-book series, this is perfect. Also perfect for any folklore lovers who also adore Harry Potter. Definitely the kind of book that makes you smile, even on a bad day.
Sandman is the kind of comic that changes your life. You feel as if you’re reading a comic made from an epic poem, like the Iliad or Beowulf. The magnitude and scope of the thing changes the inside of your head and reshapes your inner landscape. It’s a modern day classic piece of literature. And after reading the series, you’ll be a slightly different person.
This is the book that everyone has at least heard about. While it can be described as a letter of warning about a possible future, it is also a love letter to books, people, and rescuing the things that matter.
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Roundup by Holly Scudero December is traditionally a time for looking back, hopefully with fondness, on what the previous year has brought. We think of what we’ve accomplished, the state of the world, the good and the bad, and analyze. And December is also a time for...
Roundup by Thomas Rojek The last few months brought us some wonderful graphic novels. I've taken the liberty of creating this roundup of my favorites and providing a summary of each book and why I loved each of them. Midnight RadioBy Iolanda ZanfardinoLion Forge,...
By Thomas Rojek With summer officially coming to a close, we're taking a look at cookbooks that embody robust spices, which invite Fall cooking. One Dish - Four SeasonsBy Jordan ZuckerPublisher: Home Sauce Publications$44.00, 208 pages One Dish - Four Seasons...
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FRI, FEB 28
John Waters brings his one man show to the Crest Theater for one night only
SAT, MAR 7
Storytime with Tangled’s Rapunzel
SUN, MAR 8
Dissenter on the Bench author Victoria Ortiz
THURS, MAR 12
NYT Economics Reporter and Author, Conor Dougherty
SAT, MAR 14
The Secret Window Women’s Book Club
SAT, MAR 14
916 Ink Student Anthology Readings
FRI, MAR 27
Stories On Stage
NYT Best-Selling Literary Crime Fiction Author Tod Goldberg and Award-Winning Fabulist/Noirist Author, Anita Felicelli
SAT, JUN 27
Local Author Shelley Blanton-Stroud
TUES, JUNE 30
Musician Mikel Jollett, author of Hollywood Park, at Ace of Spades
TUES, AUG 11
Laura Jensen Walker, author
SUN, SEPT 13
Award-Winning Author and Editor, Robert K Elder
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Usually, the phrase "back to square one" means something fell through, but, in our case, it means we're able to move FORWARD. After we signed the store lease about a month ago, we kicked into high gear in demolishing interior (non-load-bearing) walls that we didn't...
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I've been diving into looking for historical information on what will be our bookstore. One of the things that struck me most was that, from the outside, the space looks small. But, once you get inside, you see how long and narrow it is. And there are three floors:...
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