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."
Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones.
Bring in several copies of your favorite recipe (printed out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and paper clipped together) to put in the Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk and earn your Chow Down badge. Look at the recipes others have left, and take home a new recipe or two.
If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.
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]
Detroit Working Writers (DWW) is hosting a one‐day creative celebration designed for writers of all genres and skill levels. Michigan novelist Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, author of the Emily Kincaid mystery series, will be the keynote speaker. Workshops will feature topics in poetry, micro fiction, social media, and self‐publishing, among others. The conference will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the Main Branch of the Clinton‐Macomb Public Library.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James is a publishing sensation, climbing the bestseller lists. Maybe you read the book and want something else like it. Maybe you want a similar book to read while you wait to get your hands on it. Either way, these books are for you.
The edge of impropriety by Pam Rosenthal
Riding on instinct by Jaci Burton
Nauti dreams by Lora Leigh