What's your favorite movie or book to watch at the holidays? There are so many to choose from these days! For many years (read decades) my favorite was White Christmas. I can quote the lines and sing all the songs. Lately, though, I haven't watched every single year. Time for a new favorite? I'm open for suggestions!
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.
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.
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.
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.