Books & Reading

Books & Reading

Book review: Louisa May Alcott's Christmas Treasury

    Some of the best reading of childhood comes from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Little Men and the following books. I fondly remember these books, which I frequently re-read as a child.  The movies were so pleasant, too!  If you haven't watched them with your little ones, they might be good ones for the holiday vacation.

Thriller review: You're next by Greg Hurwitz

     While reading this weekend, I actually found myself holding my breath. The challenge I've set myself recently is to try new authors, and one of the first I selected is best-selling thriller author Greg Hurwitz.  His newest publication is You're next,and the title might tell you just how intense the tension and terror are throughout. Michael Wingate was abandoned at age 4, grew up in a foster home, always looking for his dad to come back.

Cookbook review: Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Cookbook

    I made a pretty basic mistake with Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Cookbook--I started looking it over right around lunchtime. By the time my coworker got back from his lunch break, I was seriously wanting to gnaw the book. It looks that good.

100 new scientific discoveries from Time Books

    Jurassic Park is becoming more and more possible, as scientists around the world work on bringing back extinct creatures.  This is just one example of the fascinating ideas in the new 100 new scientific discoveries.

Book review: The queen of water: a novel based on a true story by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango

    The queen of water is a basically true story of Virginia, a Quichua girl of Ecuador, born in a poor mountain village. At the age of seven, Virginia is given to a mestizo couple to care for their little boy--supposedly for a monthly salary and with frequent visits home. (In Ecuador, mestizo generally means people who are not indigenous, or of Native American origin.) But Virginia finds that she is really their slave, expected to do whatever they tell her.

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