On Thursday August 9 at noon we'll be discussing:
Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."
This year you write your novel by Walter Mosley
Fiction writer's workshop: the key elements of a writing workshop: 2nd edition by Josip Novakovich
The Liberty book of home sewing by text by Lucina Ganderston ; photography by Kristin Perers ; illustrations by Richard Merritt
The luscious descriptions of food, cooking and restaurants filling these pages will appeal to anyone who loves to chow down.
Masala Farm: stories and recipes from an uncommon life in the country by Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel and Charlie Burd — An Indian chef and consummate city dweller buys a farm in the country.
Beaten, seared, and sauced: on becoming a chef at the Culinary Institute of America by Jonathan Dixon — Discover what it's really like to study at the Culinary Institute of America.
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer
Sugarlicious: 50 cute and clever treats for every occasion by Meaghan Mountford
The complete photo guide to cake decorating by [Autumn Carpenter]
Special cupcakes by Wendy Sweetser
What's new, cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson ; text and photographs by Alan Richardson ; recipes and
National Geographic guide to national parks of the United States by [Thomas B. Allen ...
Even if you can't make it to the Olympics in London this summer, you can use these books to plan (or daydream about) a trip to this fantastic city.
Fodor's 25 best London by Louise Nicholson; [additional writing by Sue Dobson]
London by main contributor, Michael Leapman
Frommer's London day by day by Joe Fullman
Your cupcakes should be from the same recipe so our three judges are all tasting the same thing. Prizes will be awarded for the winners in the following three age categories:
- Tweens (Ages 11-12)
- Teens (Ages 13-18)
- Adults (above age 18)
[cupcakes with a reading list by shimelle is licensed under CC BY 2.0]