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What's Cooking?: Hot and Steamy...

 

After the gluttonous escapades of holiday eating, it is natural to look for ways to detox and trim down.  Yet when it is bitterly cold outdoors, my body seeks that nourishing warmth to coat me inside out.  What cries out to me?   No cold salads, low carb diets or nonfat foods will satiate me!  Hopefully what awaits me as I walk through the door is a bowl of steamy hot soup or chili with a nice crusty baguette, or a pot of chunky beef stew simmering over the stove, or even better the aroma of whatever went into the slow cooker prepared hours before.  I received a new slow cooking cookbook from my son this Christmas.  There is a great selection of delicious meals with little preparation.  Those slow-cooked Asian Red Glazed baby back ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender.  It is ready as soon as I get home from work and when the mouth-watering aroma hits me…wow!  If you haven’t used a slow cooker, give it a try.  It sure comes in handy in a busy household.

New DVD Releases For January 5th, 2010

We have five new DVD releases for Tuesday, January 5th.  They are:

500 Days of Summer

A Perfect Getaway

All About Steve (Sandra Bullock)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (Michael Douglas)

Paranormal Activity

New DVDs for January 2010

Before the Fall (Foreign Film – Spanish)                                      #11369

Big Lebowski, The (1998 – A Coen Brothers Film)                        #11373

District 9 (Science Fiction)                                                        #11430

Christmas Tale, A (Foreign Film – France)                                    #11348

New Large Print for January 2010

Fiction:

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

The Wrecker by Clive Cussler

Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

The End of the Road by Sue Henry

Ice by Linda Howards

Knit the Season by Kate Jabobs

Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb

Snow Angels by Fern Michaels

A Creed Couny Christmas by Linda Lael Miller

Happiness Key by Emile Richards

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trooper

Non-Fiction:

Superfreakanomics by Steven D. Levitt

Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson

But I Trusted You... By Ann Rule

 

Audio Book Review: Elegance of the Hedgehog

Reviewed by Gail Seidenfrau,Circulation Supervisor

Elegance of the Hedgehog

Summary:

A concierge, a woman of modest means, interacts with those living in an
building in France. Her life and views of herself are changed when she meets
a wealthy Japanese man and a precocious preteen.

Review:

Enjoyable reading, intelligently written and a surprise ending.

New Music Releases January 2010

Allen, Kris.  Kris Allen                                                                                  MA ALLE KA R02

Amerie.  In Love & War                                                                               R&B AMER ILA D64

New Mysteries January 2010

Writ in Stone by Cora Harrison

Crawlspace by Sarah Graves

Art of Deception by Elizabeth Ironside

Poisoning in the Pub by Simon Brett

Desert Lost by Betty Webb

Fell Purpose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Improving the Silence by Peter Turnbull

Red Velvet Turnshoe by Cassandra Clark

Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks

Tragedy at Two by Ann Purser

Mrs. Malory and Any Man's Death by Hazel Holt

Sew Far, So Good by Monica Ferris

Sting of Justice by Cora Harrison

Faces in the Pool by Jonathan Gash

Catered Birthday Party by Isis Crawford

Full of Money by Bill James

OH, THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL...

Alright, let's face it: unless you've gone the way of the snowbirds for your winter vacation, it's COLD out there!  As much as I love skiing and skating, there's something about deep-freeze cold that just makes me want to curl up with a fuzzy blanket, a hot cup of tea, and a nice, cozy read. 

It's a bit chilly between the covers of this month's titles, too, and the characters are-- well, they're with me on the fuzzy blanket part, at least.  (I'm sure they're only sharing to conserve warmth.)  If you're looking for a good book for your own winter snuggle, I recommend one from the list below.  Whether they warm your heart or heat your cheeks, these winter romances will help keep you toasty!

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New DVD Releases For December 22nd

We have five new DVD releases for Tuesday, December 22nd.  They are:

Extract (Ben Affleck)

District 9 (Science Fiction)

Lost - Complete 5th Season

Rescue Me - Season 5, Vol. 2

The Tudors - Complete 3rd Season

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