Do It Yourself!

Terri Leslie Adults

While visiting with family and friends this holiday season, keep in mind, there are tons of at-home DIY projects that only require things you already own! The following books contain instructions for all types of projects, from repurposed decorations to homeade rugs and circus stilts. There is something for everyone! The Year of Cozy: 125 recipes, crafts, and other homemade …

What’s Cookin?!

Terri Leslie Adults

From week night dinners to annual family get-togethers, these cookbooks have step-by-step instructions for preparing delicious appetizers, snacks, or entrees.     Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). …

What’s So Funny?

Terri Leslie Adults

Lighten up! Take a break and have a laugh with one of these books, many written by comedians, actors and authors.   Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation Aisha Tyler The essays in Self-Inflicted Wounds are refreshingly and sometimes brutally honest, surprising, and laugh-out-loud funny, vividly translating the brand of humor Tyler has cultivated through her successful standup career, …

Boo!

Terri Leslie Adults

If you find yourself looking for something spooky to read this Halloween season, check out the following books! These fiction and non-fiction favorites feature everything from Alabama ghosts to stories of the supernatural and possessed children!     The Haunting of Maddy Clare Simone St. James Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist …

What Does Your Birthday Say About You?

Terri Leslie Adults

If you have ever been curious about what your zodiac sign means about your personality, check out these books on Astrology! “We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to …

Stranger Musical Things

Terri Leslie Adults

    Stranger Things has been a run away success due to it’s infectious vibes and setting. One of the subtleties that contributed to those vibes are the musical trappings. Here are some interesting and fresh albums to help capture that sense of mystery.   Antoni Maiovvi ‘Flesh For Frank Booth’ (from Zulawski, Fright, 2010) Despite the name, Antoni Maiovvi …

True Crime

Terri Leslie Adults

What’s better than a dark and twisted murder story? How about one that actually happened… The following books tell the chilling stories of many different victims and their perpetrators. The Ice Man Phillip Carlo For thirty years, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues …

It’s Book Group Season!

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After a summer break, our Book Groups are rolling back into action! We have 3 groups to choose from this year and hopefully one of them will be the perfect one you’re looking for. Our Read&Feed group is meeting at The Ridge Eat & Drink on Rocky Ridge Road (map). Miss Olivia’s Evening Reads meets the 2nd Tuesday of each …

A History of the Olympics

Terri Leslie Adults

Travel through a bit of Olympics history in preparation for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics (August 5-22) with the following list of books. From Hitler’s Olympics, Racial tension and records broken by world renowned athletes, these books will fill you in on all types of facts about the Olympics.       Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics Stephen Halliday …