After looking through a large number of cookbooks, decorating, and idea books, the new Christmas with Southern Living caught my eye. As usual, Southern Living has done a stellar job. Even the cover has a great idea: little round red velvet cakes with white frosting and peppermint trimmings!
In the mood for a happy read after a few dark ones, I picked up a new kids' book, Lara's Gift
Like Seinfeld, Snapper by Brian Kimberling is a book about nothing. But it's an amiable, pleasantly aimless story told by Nathan Lochmueller, a young man wandering around, looking for work or girls or something. Along the way, he opines about southern Indiana in a pretty negative way. The Michelin Guide to Indiana by Nathan Lochmueller is real short, he declares.