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Oct. 30, 2009

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

Anytime a movie comes out about a particular historical figure, we like to get our hands on a biography to find out the real story first. The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell details the famous aviator's flying career, as well as her controversial relationship with her publicist husband. The book also goes into theories surrounding her disappearance in 1937. It's a great gift for the bookworm or... more

Oct. 19, 2009

Nick Veasey - X-Ray: See Through the World Around You

Nick Veasey - X-Ray: See Through the World Around You

When most people think of x-rays, they think of a trip to the emergency room. When Nick Veasey thinks of x-rays, he thinks of creating art. In Nick Veasey - X-Ray: See Through the World Around You, he uses the x-ray as his medium, allowing us to take a much closer, more intimate look at everyday objects and see the beauty of their internal structures. Though just about anyone will find the images intriguing,... more

Sept. 25, 2009

Stephen King - Salem's Lot

Stephen King - Salem's Lot

As soon as the Halloween candy comes out in stores, we consider it time to start scaring ourselves silly. Although many novels have followed, the first book that had us sleeping with the lights on was Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot. It has everything a scary book should - a spooky mansion, monsters (in the form of vampires), and a seemingly undefeatable evil ring leader. Of course, it also has the plucky heroes who try... more

Sept. 8, 2009

Award-Winning Fiction

Award-Winning Fiction

Movies like Schindler's List, Empire of the Sun, and Oscar and Lucinda have at least two things in common. One, they were all inspired by books of the same name. Two, the books' authors were all recipients of Man Booker awards. In honor of International Literacy Day sit down and read one of these prize-winning books. You can be thankful, as you savor the writing, that you are not one of the more than... more

Aug. 25, 2009

The Everything Canning & Preserving Book: All You Need to Know to Enjoy Natural, Healthy Foods Year Round

The Everything Canning & Preserving Book: All You Need to Know to Enjoy Natural, Healthy Foods Year Round

It's amazing how many tomatoes one plant can produce, so even if your backyard or patio garden is small, you can still find yourself harvesting more than you and your family can eat. Don't let the summer goodness go to waste. Get The Everything Canning & Preserving Book and you'll be enjoying your tomatoes in your favorite comfort casserole in the middle of winter. It's the next best thing to having your great-grandmother tell... more

Aug. 6, 2009

Lemony Snicket: The Trouble Begins Book Set

Lemony Snicket: The Trouble Begins Book Set

There's something very satisfying about finishing a book in one sitting. It means the book was really good or very short. In the case of A Series of Unfortunate Events #1, The Bad Beginning, both are true. This collection holds the first three stories, which, like the Harry Potter series, is made for a younger reader but appeals to all ages. You'll never have a better time reading about grim events happening to likeable... more

July 8, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter returns to the big screen with the second-to-last installment of the popular book and movie series. But if you'd like to find out what happens to Harry before you head to the nearest movie theater, the book version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will fill you in on all the details. Find out about Lord Voldemort's past, and see how Harry struggles with the trials of adolescence during his sixth... more

June 30, 2009

Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney

Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney

With its colorful illustrations and story, Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney, is the perfect way to explain to your little ones the importance of celebrating the Fourth of July. The story shows a day in the life of Jenny as she rides her bike through her town and sees everyone celebrating the in their own special way. The book also includes information about the first Fourth of July, first U.S. flag, and other... more

June 3, 2009

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

Cupcakes are the perfect dessert to take to any picnic. They're already individually wrapped and require no serving utensils. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World offers dairy and gluten-free cupcake recipes that are as decadent and delicious as they are beautiful to look at. The book offers recipes for more than just your basic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. Recipes for Banana Split Cupcakes, Tiramisu Cupcakes, and Carrot Cake Cupcakes are just a few of... more

April 30, 2009

Backyard Organic

Backyard Organic

Grow your own organic herbs or vegetables and save big money at the supermarket. Get started with these books on organic farming that will walk the less experienced gardener through the basics or help an old hand get some new ideas for what to plant. One Roma tomato plant can keep you in salsa and salads for the summer with very little effort on your part. Throw in a basic herb garden and you... more

April 24, 2009

Best of the Best from Kentucky: Selected Recipes from Kentucky's Favorite Cookbooks Books

Best of the Best from Kentucky: Selected Recipes from Kentucky's Favorite Cookbooks Books

Even residents of Kentucky may not know just what Burgoo is, but it pops up on even the fanciest restaurant's menus during Derby. Find out how to make the dish for your Kentucky Derby party with the Best of the Best from Kentucky, along with other Kentucky favorites like the Hot Brown or fried chicken. There's even a Triple Crown Pie to finish off the meal. Forget the diet and revel in these delicious... more

April 23, 2009

Betting the Kentucky Derby: How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race

Betting the Kentucky Derby: How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race

If you've been to the Kentucky Derby, you know that that only the world's finest thoroughbreds run in the eponymous event, but you may have no idea what a trifecta is or how to pick the likeliest horse from the crowd. With Betting the Kentucky Derby: How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race, you can place your bet based on more than just liking the jockey's silks. Pick the right long-shot,... more

April 6, 2009

Veganomicon

Veganomicon

Vegan food gets a bad rap. Too often, it's associated with bland flavors and weird ingredients. Veganomicon proves that a vegan meal can be extremely flavorful and fulfilling. Recipes like Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Caramelized Onions and Sage Crumb Topping, and Leek and Bean Cassoulet with Biscuits are just a few examples of dishes that will appeal to both herbivores and carnivores alike. And the desserts will satisfy all of your sweet tooth cravings.

March 10, 2009

Great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings

Great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings

From the Art Institute of Chicago Collection 24 Cards The Art Institute of Chicago is an Illinois landmark, and there's something new every time we go there. In four recently-renovated galleries, the museum is now highlighting its impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. You can get a glimpse of these treasures with "Great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings From the Art Institute of Chicago Collection." The book of 24 detachable postcards includes miniature reproductions... more

March 4, 2009

Alan Moore - Watchmen

Alan Moore - Watchmen

It's been hard to miss the commercials and other advertising for the Watchmen movie, which premiers March 6th. Go back to the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and see what you think of the source. It garnered rave reviews in the media, from the New York Times to Rolling Stone, and it's the only graphic novel on Time's list of 100 best English-language books since 1923. Time will tell how the... more

Feb. 10, 2009

William Strunk and E. B. White - The Elements of Style

William Strunk and E. B. White - The Elements of Style

There are thousands of books that can help you with the pesky rules of writing and know when it's appropriate to use "who" and when you should use "whom," but not many that are priced for less than the cost of a pizza. Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style" remains one of our favorites. It's concise, direct, and you don't need a Master's degree in English to follow it. Our favorite section is... more

Feb. 5, 2009

Yann Martel - Life of Pi: A Novel

Yann Martel - Life of Pi: A Novel

In countless commutes on the train to and from the office, we've read countless books, magazines, stuff from work, and, when we forget reading material, all the ads and train information. The one and only item that got any comment was Yann Martel's Life of Pi: A Novel, and from more than one person. The general theme was, "Oh, I just read that, isn't it good?" And yes, it is. We won't give the... more

Feb. 2, 2009

Treasury of French Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in French and English

Treasury of French Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in French and English

It just doesn't get more old-school than this. Poetry. In French. Of course, it helps that the Treasury of French Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs is in English, too, so you don't have to rely on those old high school language lessons. Pick a poem and read it aloud to your beloved over a candlelit dinner. We suggest you practice first. Stumbling over the words like a first time reader definitely takes away from... more

Jan. 28, 2009

Apple MacBook

Apple MacBook

A friend of ours works from home, and we're jealous that she has no commute, no beige cubicle walls, and no dress code. As if that wasn't enough, she invested in an Apple MacBook, and now she can take her work anywhere. We admit we covet her sleek, stylish laptop and have vowed to buy one as well. This is one of those purchases that is functional but totally fun.

Jan. 23, 2009

National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Magazine

You just can't stand the frigid winter weather, but you're going a little crazy staring at the same four walls. Obviously you can't change the outdoors, but you can vicariously experience other countries and cultures with the National Geographic Magazine. In the world of blogs, e-zines, and other get-it-now Internet offerings, an actual printed item might seem a little old-fashioned, but we found the top-notch photography and articles found in this monthly magazine to... more