Books & Reading

Books & Reading

Inspire yourself--Volunteer!

   The busy family's guide to volunteering jacket cover Most of us need cheering up from time to time, but the current economy is enough to depress everyone. What to do?  Get involved and help, which will not only cheer you up, but also improve someone else's life!  The following materials have excellent opportunities that will suit anyone, anywhere.

Say cheese!

   Enter the huge world of aged or fresh, hard, semi-soft and soft cheeses.  The world cheese book edited by Juliet Harbutt takes you around the world, through each country, with a photo and description of each cheese. The introduction explains the various cheese categories and their techniques and particularities.  The rest of the book is devoted to more than two hundred cheeses.

Chocolate, with some summer party ideas

    As the season of ice cream and cold desserts arrives, let's look at the attractions of chocolate.

The Big Read: after you read A wizard of Earthsea, what next?

    One of the great things about this year's Big Read selection, A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin, is that there are three more books, equally enthralling, in the Earthsea series, plus Le Guin has written dozens of other wonderful books. If you have read this book with your children, there are numerous other authors in the children's section that both children and adults will enjoy.

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