I am an excellent armchair decorator. This does not mean that I like to decorate armchairs. No, I like to sit in my cozy chair, poring over lovely oversized books on interior decorating, and fantsize over the house I might someday have. And this month's bumper crop of design books offers plenty to dream about.
Alexa Hampton: the language of interior design by Alexa Hampton
Timeless elegance: the houses of David Easton by David Easton with Annette Tapert
Whether you are a diehard reader of romances or never had the desire to pick one up in your life, you might find a good read on the following list of romantic books. Science fiction, nonfiction, fantasy and more: we've got something romantic for everyone.
Singled out by Trisha Ashley — Humorous women's fiction with unconventional characters
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Women's fiction with a touch of that sly British humor.
- Ń̀ươc ḿât : doan thien by Trọng Đạt
- 30 phút cho t̀ưng món chay ngon by Tuŷét Minh
- Nh˘ám m˘át tĥáy Paris by Dương Thụy
- Chú chó nhín tĥáy gì vá nh̃ưng cụôc phiêu kưu khác by Malcolm Gladwell
Dig deeper into Dickinson's life and works with the riveting new biography of the poet: Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds by Lyndall Gordon. Gordon explores the poet's letters, poems and community to offer the reader a fascinating new perspective.
Each month I compile a list of the new romances received the previous month by the library. (You can find paper copies of this list at the end of the romance shelf.) Every time I do this bibliography, a few titles catch my eye. Here are the October romance purchases which got my attention.
Sinful in satin by Madeline Hunter
Something wicked by Michelle Rowen
The following novels focus on interpersonal relationships, exploring romantic entaglements and friendships during this time of global upheaval:
The Granville sisters by Una-Mary Parker
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The wedding officer: a novel of culinary seduction by Anthony Capella
Canton Public Library is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. To celebrate, we're making 30-item lists of interesting facts and links. For food lovers, here's a list of great gastronomical texts:
The art of simple foods: notes, lessons, and recipes from a delicious revolution by Alice Waters, with Patricia Curtan...et al; illustrations by Patricia Curtan
- Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
- Dark lover: a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
- Fantasy lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
- Marked: a house of night novel by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- The mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- In the garden of Iden: a novel of the company by Kage Baker
- A vision of light: a Margaret of Ashbury novel by Judith Merkle Riley
- Anubandhālu by Vi. Es. Ramādēvi
- Viḍākuliccēśānōc! by E. Jayalakṣmīrāju
- Anaganagā-marinni kotta kathalu by Bniṃ
- Prakrt̥ivarālu-2: āyurvēda arōgya grandhaṃ by Gāyatrīdēvi
- Nān vejiṭēriyan vaṇṭalu by saṅkalanaṃ, Ji. Lakṣmi
- Telugu sinimā caritralō Cirañjīvi by Si. Śrīkānt kumār
Come in and check them out.