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
I love a good action scifi--but not Oblivion. This derivative film features moments that seem familiar embedded in a tired plot. The momentum is slow throughout, and, even though production values are good, I can’t recommend this movie.
Lots of authors have an amazing first novel and then simply fade away. But others learn and improve, becoming exceptional craftsmen, even masters, of literature. Alex Bledsoe is well on his way to being one of the latter. A year ago I reviewed Bledsoe's Wake of the Bloody Angel, the fourth book in another series. Then I went back, as I said I would, and read the first one in that series. I was seriously disappointed by it--very graphic sex and violence, not made up for by quality.
The Book Discussion Kit Title list has been updated. It can be found here.
Some of the NEW titles available now are:
Death’s Excellent Vacation Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner