On our trip to the Deep South I wanted to bring home some of the local cuisine. This old-fashioned recipe book is the next best thing. Includes hush puppies, okra & tomatoes, apple pandowdy and mint julep.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This is the first book in the Griffin Bing, "the Man with the Plan" series. When Griffin gets "swindled" out of a valuable Babe Ruth baseball card he comes up with a plan to steal it back from the dishonest dealer. He enlists the help of some friends and enemies to commit the perfect heist. I look forward to reading the others in the series.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
This first book in the Flavia De Luce mystery series is set in the English village of Bishops Lacey in 1950. Eleven-year-old Flavia is keen on chemistry but not her older sisters Ophelia and Daphne. She helps police unravel a current murder and one that occurred twenty years earlier.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012
Many friends and students recommended I read this trilogy, especially when the first film was released last March. I am surprised at how well written it is and at how it stretches the typical plot and character development of teen fiction . Don't know if I want to see the film now; have my own vision of Katniss, Peeta and the other tributes. Looking forward to "Catching Fire". I bought my Advnce Reader's Copy at a yard sale. Only 500 were printed. Currently, there's one in similar conditon on sale on ebay for $299 US. I paid a dollar. Deal.