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Welcome to Romances of the Month! This is a monthly blog that offers a round-up of a couple of romance books that I've read for the month, and where I will also share my reviews of each book! Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow...and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her Stella Peretti--100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible,especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he's found the sparkling woman of his dreams--one so perfect for him it's almost...Read more...
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The Keystone Company traces its origins back to 1867, though it's a trail filled with acquisitions, divisions, name and ownership changes. The company began as a wholesale grocery firm founded by Conrad Renzel in 1885. Conrad's son Ernest Renzel Sr. took over operations in 1898, incorporating as Keystone Company in 1905. In 1915, Keystone absorbed a coffee and spice company that had been founded as Barrett, Caswell, & Hunt in 1867 (later known as Eagle Coffee & Spice Mills). By 1956, the company had three divisions; coffee, groceries, and food service equipment. In 1989, Keystone Company's divisions separated. Keystone Grocery...Read more...
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As the nights get cold and dark this season, the thought of settling down to watch a great movie becomes more and more appealing. Check out one of these films — all available to library card holders from hoopla .Read more...
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Do you like eating and reading? Of course you do! Be sure to check out these foodie teen reads!Read more...
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We are a couple of librarians who take television as seriously as books. If there is a good show out there that can be watched for free, trust us to tell you ALL about it. Because readers advisory is our profession, but viewers advisory is our calling. We love good TV and we simply must share. In real life you might call us Appleberry and Lowell, but together, in the vast blogosphere we are called Viewers Advisory.Read more...
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“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” — Winnie-the-Pooh A Different Way to Spend...the Day In a few days, Black Friday will be upon us. The Friday after Thanksgiving Day is widely recognized as the kick off to the holiday buying season and one of the biggest days for retail sales. Some people love to shop - they love the hustle and bustle, the decorations and the discounts characteristic of Black Friday. I am not one of those people. Instead, I look forward to a day of rest and more relaxing pursuits. If, like me, you...Read more...
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William Goldman
We are so very saddened to hear that master storyteller William Goldman has passed away. If you are unfamiliar with Goldman, now is a perfect time to learn about a person who injected something magical into so many films and his own original books, which are nothing short of literary gems. In fact, many people might not realize the extent and influence of the Goldman cannon. As far as Viewers Advisory is concerned, Goldman has written some of the most perfect books with just the right mixture of adventure, humor, beauty, friendship, evil, and romance served up with a sprinkling...Read more...
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For the month of Thanksgiving, here are some items about American food that dive into its history. A Sweet Taste of History: More Than 100 Elegant Dessert Recipes from America's Earliest Days by Walter Staib This cookbook includes recipes dating back to 18th-century America along with the history behind the dishes, why they were important, and more. The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby H. O'Connell Beginning with foods from the Native Americans, such as corn, beans,and squash, this book showcases 100 items in short sections or "bites" including blueberries, salmon, and tobacco. Also available as...Read more...
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Non-Fiction Edition The holidays are a fantastic time to enjoy homemade food with friends and family. Maybe you'd like to bake cookies for your friends, or attending a potluck. Whatever you might want to cook, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you get started. We have books on cuisines from all over the world and for every cook, from complete novice to expert. In this post, I will highlight some books we have in our collection that have some great recipes for a holiday party. Let's Get Cooking! Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy...Read more...
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Welcome back to Staff Picks! After an extended break, we're back with great book and audiobook recommendations from San José Public Library bloggers. Staff has read some fascinating titles last month: fantasies, biographies, graphic novels, and everything in between that they want you to read. I know I have added these to my TBR list, and you'll want to as well!.Read more...
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