The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni DB 87874 transports you immediately with a literary-sensory explosion of color, scent, and touch to an exotic land of spices. This exotic land is Oakland, California, where a powerful immortal named Tilo keeps shop in a nondescript Indian grocery–disguised as an old woman. Tilo takes special care […]
I am a scaredy cat and I enthusiastically avoid gruesome stories, whether in movies or in books. But I do love fantasy and pieces that flirt with the haunting realm of witches, vampires and ghosts. In the spirit of Halloween, things that go bump in the night and send a shiver down our collective spines, […]
We all, I assume, know Disney’s iconic version of the fairy tale Cinderella. Friend to small animals, sings while scrubbing floors, love at first sight with Prince Charming, dainty feet, happily ever after. You may also know the Brothers Grimm darker, more vengeful justice-focused version, featuring violence and bodily dismemberment. But these were not […]
As the weather turns a bit colder may we suggest heating up your reading with some romance? If you are new to the genre don’t worry! We have you covered. Why not start with some of the 1s, 2s, and 3s by some heavy hitters in Romance? To that end, we bring you some Romance…by […]
What’s better than a good love story? How about a book about recipes? Or a book that takes you to a specific time or place in history? What about a book with magic and humor?
You probably know Aziz Ansari best as Tom on the TV show, Parks and Recreation. But Ansari does more than just acting; so far he’s written a book and created a TV show!
What do you like to do on the weekend? Me, I like to make a nice breakfast, take some naps, sing a little off-key to the radio, and now and then put on a documentary or a movie. A few weekends ago I checked out one of the audio described DVDs from our library. It’s […]