Cookbooks: Water Bath Canning For Beginners and Beyond! by Linda C. Johnson

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

The rewards of home canning are many. The brilliantly colored filled jars lining your shelves. The health benefits of feeding your family food you’ve put up with your own hands. The spoilage you prevent by buying fruits and vegetables when they are abundant (and often cheap!) and preserving them for consumption at a time of the year when they are more dear. If you’ve never canned before, the idea of beginning home canning can seem […]

This Just In… Love in Another Time: A Sardinian Saga by Lexa Dudley

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

England, 1947. Ellie Montford is sent to boarding school by her cold and distant parents, joining her best friend’s family on their farm for the holidays. She forges a bond with her friend’s brother, Simon, who promises to marry her – but childhood promises may not last… Sardinia, 1961. Ellie, now a young woman, joins her parents in Cagliari, where her father works for the Foreign Office. Attending classes at the local university she meets […]

Non-Fiction: The Small Living Guide for Compact Houses by Annette Maria Williams

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

So you’ve moved into a small or even tiny house. Now what? It’s one thing — maybe an ideal thing — to live in a smaller space. It’s better for the environment and even maybe for our psyche. But what about all of our… stuff? What about the practical aspects of living with half or less of the space we are used to? That’s where The Small Living Guide for Compact Houses by Annette Maria […]

This Just In… Architect of Courage by Victoria Weisfeld

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Situation. In June 2011, September was weeks away, and the full dread of the approaching anniversary hadn’t yet settled on New York City’s residents. But from One Police Plaza to the FBI’s grim headquarters in Washington, D.C., the top brass harbor a rumbling in the gut. Each person who works for them down the line shares their unease, from every rookie cop walking the beat to the lowliest surveillance specialist. And Archer […]

Non-Fiction: Green Living Guidebook by Morgan Seymour

August 26, 2022 News Editor 0

Green Living Guidebook by Morgan Seymour calmly sets out to greenify your everyday, taking a rational look at all of the rooms in your house and making recommendations about how you can be — and do — better. As Seymour says in the Introduction, “When it comes to the earth’s ecological issues, the most asked questions are: what to do, where to start, and how to make a difference.” That’s the question. The answer, of […]

This Just In: God’s Ponzi by Robert Buschel

July 25, 2022 News Editor 0

Gregory Portent demands revenge. Revenge is best served cold when the prey begs to be the target. With his skills and charisma he lures them in easily, using an investment bank to launch a Ponzi scheme. Gregory Portent has one advantage—artificial intelligence. At a critical point, he loses his way. A “black swan” event follows and the Ponzi scheme borders on the brink of collapse. It’s not about revenge anymore; it’s about survival. Greedy lawyers, […]

East of Eden Will Be Limited Series

June 21, 2022 News Editor 0

A lot of history will be made by an upcoming Netflix limited series now in very early development. The series will be based on Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck’s magnum opus, East of Eden. Zoe Kazan will write and executive produce. Her grandfather, Elia Kazan, adapted and directed a 1955 large screen version of East of Eden, which was released by Warner Brothers. Florence Pugh has been signed to star and co-produce. From Deadline Hollywood: […]

This Just In… Rook by Stephen G Eoannou

June 21, 2022 News Editor 0

Rook is based on the true story of Al Nussbaum. To his unsuspecting wife, Lolly, Al is a loving, chess playing, family man. To J. Edgar Hoover, he is the most cunning fugitive alive. Al is the mastermind behind a string of east coast robberies that has stumped law enforcement. After his partner, one-eyed Bobby Wilcoxson, kills a bank guard and wounds a New York City patrolman, Al is identified as one of the robbers […]

Stealing Our Attention Back

May 9, 2022 News Editor 0

In the beautifully conceived and executed “How Books Help Us Stop Living in the Shallows” in Thrive, Arianna Huffington takes the time to tell us how the electronic age is rewiring our brains: and not in a good way. Huffington writes that our “new way of taking in information is driving our inability to focus and reflect deeply because it’s also altering the underlying architecture in our brains.“ Asa result, as a culture, we’re reading […]

Art & Culture: Chakras for Beginners by Karen Nguyen

May 9, 2022 News Editor 0

If you have ever done yoga, it is likely you have heard about your chakras and not totally understood what was being discussed. The reader can come to Karen Nguyen’s Chakras for Beginners with only the most basic understanding of chakras, what is meant by “aligning” them and what can be done for (let’s just call it) ultimate chakra health. Nguyen takes the guesswork away. The subtitle of the book is: “A Complete Guide to […]