Friday, February 26, 2010

Finish the Story of Harry Potter

We just got some more copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J. K. Rowling. It is the last book in the Harry Potter Series. Unlike previous books in the series, Harry Potter does not go to class while he searches for a way to defeat he-who-must-not-be-named. This story answers questions started in the previous books. Is Snape really a servant of Voldemort? Will Harry Potter die? Read it and find out.

Part one of this book is going to be in movie theatres this year.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Try this one on!

"Cowboy Boots - The Art & Sole" by Jennifer June is a pictorial history of the cowboy boot from around 1930 on. It details different styles, materials, and decoration of the cowboy boot throughout the years. Jennifer June, a custom boot maker herself, gives stories from other boot makers about what created the inspiration for particular boots. It also details how you can design your own boots! Check it out and let us know what you think.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Great Starting Point To Learn Spanish

"Behind The Wheel - Spanish Level 1" is a great source of learning for anyone that wants to learn Spanish. This 8 disc set uses native speakers to help teach you not only the language, but how someone speaking the language would actually sound. You have immediate English translation of all the material covered throughout the lessons. It uses special retrieval memory techniques to help you retain what you learn. There is also a 128 page compannion book that comes along with it. If you are interested in learning Spanish, or need a refresher, try this system out!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New recipes from a trusted source.

Better Homes and Gardens has always been a trusted source for recipes. This book, the “Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book”, has 1400 recipes. It covers many cooking topics including desserts, grilling, slow cooking and many others. With full color pictures of most of the recipes, this book is a great resource for anyone! If you are new to cooking, or if you want to expand the recipes you use, check this book out! If you have this book, tell us what your favorite recipe is.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A True Classic

Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" is a story about a Cuban fisherman on hard times, and his battle with a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream. It is a story of courage against overwhelming odds. It is one of Hemingway's most loved works. Written in 1952, this book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Take a look at this book, and let us know what you think.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What do you get when you mix 3 parts flour to 2 parts eggs?

"Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking" by Michael Ruhlman discusses how proportions make up the base of many recepies. Examples include Biscut dough (3 parts flour to 1 part fat to 2 parts liquid) and Vinaigrette (3 parts oil : 1 part vinegar). It includes information about making all kinds of doughs, batters, sauces, custard, and soup stocks. It even includes information about making meat based ratio recipies like sausage. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of cooking take a look at this book. Let us know if it helped you!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Is your child having problems sleeping? Maybe you should take a look at "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" by Richard Ferber, M.D. Dr. Ferber discusses some basic causes of most sleep problems for children of all ages. In the book he gives safe, sound ideas for ways to help your child go to sleep and stay asleep. The book shows information about the nature of sleep and how certain factors can affect your child's sleeping. If you need help getting your child to sleep, this book is a great place to look for help.