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Tessa’s Young Adult Book Recommendation: If I ever get out of here by Eric Gansworth

Don’t read this now!  Eric Gansworth has written a worthy debut in the new YA book If I ever get out of here. But don’t read it now—it ends with a huge, dangerous snow storm—no need to make our current weather any worse by freaking out over a book. Not that you would.

Tessa’s Scifi Book Recommendation: Tinker by Wen Spencer

In the book Tinker (Elfhome #1), Wen Spencer has crafted a terrific and complex future Earth where Pittsburgh is the location of the single interdimensional gate.  Yes, Pittsburgh.  The Chinese built a faulty hyperphase gate that translated the city to the Faerie planet of Elfhome—most of the time.  Sometimes it returns to Ear

Tessa's DVD Review: Epic is epic!

The new animated movie Epic came out on DVD in September.  This little movie (PG) has nothing special in the plot or setting, but it has some really fun lines and characterizations.  A miniature world in the woods behind the main character’s house is endangered and our girl is magically shrunk down to guard the special pod which will bring life to the forest.  Evil rot king Mandrake tries to steal the pod and our heroine, MK, must help the snail and slug (Mub and Grub) deliver the pod.  

Tessa's Holiday Ideas: Christmas with Southern Living 2013

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!

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