YA author Richelle Mead is best known for her Vampire Academy series, where she wove an intricate world involving the battle between vampires with souls and those without.
And now some of the characters are back in the Bloodlines series, but this time the humans are in charge. The Alchemists have long been tasked with hiding the Vampire world, and Sydney has been assigned to protect a vampire princess in, of course, a human private high school.
Everyone has a stack of recipe cards, whether they’re neatly filed away or tucked in places only the chef can find, we know they’re there. Some contain the family’s most treasured cake & cookie recipes, while others are from friends and friends of friends. Either way, they’re a part of our baking history. No one knows this more than Rebecca Ffrench. Coming from a family of home bakers, she’s found the perfect ideas for preserving family recipes and gives us her favorites in Sweet Home.
It began with one cat when Bob Tarte married his wife Linda. He grudgingly let Agnes become a member of the house hold. Then slowly doves, parrots, rabbits, and more cats we added to the family. And then Tarte became Kitty Cornered. His newest addition Frannie and five other incorrigible cats seized control of his house and made it their home.
In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, three time Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners.
As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.
Author Elizabeth Norris has outdone herself with her x-files inspired novel Unraveling. There’s a bomb counting down but no one knows where it came from, or how to stop it, and it’s a race against time for our characters to find out what’s happening.
To make matters worse, burned bodies are appearing around the country, and no one knows if the weather or bomb will tear the world apart first. And the best part about the book? The gritty language used by our main character Janelle. It’s not over down, and very real.
Everyone likes a good deal, especially on books. And beginning Friday June 15th, The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library is having their annual Big Sale of Books & Media at the Poughkeepsie Business Park. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with the volunteer coordinator of the sale, Mark Nelson.
Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent created a lot of buzz, as she brought the reader into a dystopian world that was divided into five factions. The book left readers breathless as the battle for control began, and in her highly anticipated second part of the trilogy, Insurgent, we pick up from where the first left off. Katie Britton spoke with Roth about the series and the process of plotting out all three novels.
Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral’s novel Chopsticks is an inventive interactive novel that will have readers flipping through the pages as they try to make sense of a young piano prodigy’s mental melt down. In this unique and compelling piece, they the immerse readers in Glory’s life, and beautifully weave words with photographs and paintings.
We can pretty much agree there’s nothing like farm fresh, and making delectable dishes with those ingredients. Heck with hot houses, and the storage mechanisms these days, we can get farm fresh all year round. So it kind of makes you feel bad if you grab that jarred tomato sauce from the pantry… or reach for that pop-tart in the morning to jump start the kid’s day. Well, no more my friends; we can do it all from scratch. (If we’re so inclined.) Alana Chernila has created some of the yummiest recipes for some of our old standbys, and it’s not as hard as you would think.
Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine added a few more vegetable here, and some fruit there to our everyday recipes and voila! Meals with all the vitamins and nutrients kids (and adults) need, without the complaints.