The staff recommends The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.  Simple, easy to follow recipes and directions with lots of photos to show you how what you’re cooking is supposed to look, Seinfeld breaks cooking down into manageable proportions.  Her lemon ricotta pancake recipe is particularly delicious.


The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!

Jessica Seinfeld

Published: Oct 08, 2013 by Atria Books
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Staff Pick Bookmarks are here!  Don’t know what to read after the last Patterson? Why not try Ghostman by Robert Hobbs?  Or, if you’re looking for some less suspenseful fiction, why not The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle, or one of the other great titles you can now find on our staff pick bookmarks.

We have eight bookmarks broken up by genre, including both fiction and nonfiction titles. They can be found at the Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk and in the YA room on top of the display.   Finish National Reading Month with a bang and find plenty of exciting new books to read!


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Originally a self-published series of novels Hugh Howey’s Wool saw hardcover release from Simon Schuster last month. In this post-apocalyptic novel readers are introduced to a society of humans living in what seems to be a silo transformed into an underground habitation. One hundred levels deep the people of this silo are focused on living their lives and surviving below ground. In those instances when dissatisfaction, or even optimism about the outside world, occurs the people are given what they want: the chance to go outside; a chance that invariably leads to death.
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Over at Omnivoracious N. K. Jemisin, author of the stellar fantasy novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, has a list of her top ten reads of 2010. Titles range from the recent history release 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the politically charged Deer Hunting with Jesus, to the postapocalyptic Who Fears Death. Visit Amazon’s Omnivoracious for the full list.

Don’t forget that N. K. Jemisin’s debut The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and its sequel The Broken Kingdoms are well worth a read for fans of fantasy.