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  • Holiday Mail for Heroes

    This time of year, many of us recieve e-mails, or see messages posted on Facebook and other social websites suggesting that as we prepare our Christmas cards for family and friends, we also send a card to a recovering soldier at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center . Sounds like a good idea, right? Don't do it. This Snopes.com article ,
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-26-2012
  • Christmas is Coming

    I don't want to alarm anyone, but Christmas is coming; in fact it's less than two months away. Now, it's still entirely too early to be putting up tinsel and whatnot, but it is absolutely time to get on the waiting lists for these new Christmas cookbooks! I'm personally very much looking forward to trying out the recipe for toffee thins
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-03-2012
  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is maybe one of our simpler holidays. We give thanks for what we have and we eat good food. The giving thanks part usually doesn't require a lot of preparation; maybe just a few minutes quiet consideration. The good food, on the other hand, can sometimes be a challenge. Last November, it seemed like a lot of people came to the library
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-03-2012
  • Read By the Author

    I love to listen to memoirs read by the authors that wrote them. Not so long ago, I was quite skeptical of all audiobooks. I viewed listening to a book as cheating, unless it was a matter of poor eyesight. I have, however, warmed somewhat to audiobooks, and memoirs read by their authors have become a favorite of mine. When it comes to memoirs, what
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-24-2012
  • Geeking Out with Ken Jennings and All Kinds of Maps

    Have you ever found a book you didn't even know you were looking for? That's how Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings felt to me. I didn't know I was looking for this book, but I am so glad I found it. I love, or geek, if you prefer, maps and globes. I can remember spending indoor recesses with a couple
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 10-24-2011
  • A Very Unique Murder Mystery

    I was very much looking forward to reading Heads You Lose , a murder mystery by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward. Lisa Lutz's Spellman series is one of my absolute favorite series of books and I was sure this new book would be wonderful even though it wouldn't feature the Spellman family. I wasn't wrong but I wasn't really right either. Let
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 04-30-2011
  • My Cooking Class Book Series

    A new series of cookbooks has recently caught my attention. The My Cooking Class series includes Vegetable Basics , Sauce Basics , Chocolate Basics , Steaming Basics and Middle Eastern Basics . All the books have large color photographs to illustrate every recipe. I'm looking forward to spending some time with Vegetable Basics and Chocolate Basics
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 03-22-2011
  • Geeking Out in the Kitchen

    I've always thought if you can read a recipe, you can cook, more or less. However, I've been told this simply isn't true and that there are actually very smart people who fail miserably in the kitchen. This past summer O'Reilly , a publisher I usually associate with software manuals, published Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 01-13-2011
  • Joy to the Readers: New Christmas Fiction

    Every year, sometimes starting as early as September, the EVPL starts recieving new Christmas fiction. Here are a few of the titles we've gotten in so far this year: Sarah's Christmas Miracle by Mary Ellis The Three Kings by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig The Next Queen of Heaven : A Novel by Gregory Maguire
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 12-15-2010
  • Hoosier Ghosts

    Perhaps you'd like to read about reported hauntings right here in Indiana as Halloween approaches. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, these books can be entertaining and spooky reads perfect for the season. Haunted Travels of Indiana by Mark Marimen Encyclopedia of Haunted Indiana by Nicole R. Kobrowski Haunted Indiana and Haunted Indiana
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 10-26-2010
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