While putting this post together, I found out author Joe Hill and I are currently reading the same book, Robert Galbraith's (aka J.K. Rowling) terrific Career of Evil. It's the third book in the Cormoran Strike series. If you like old school whodunnits, do not pass go and go directly to your nearest bookstore and pick it up. (Or put a little jingle jangle in the old Ventipop coffers and order it by clicking on a cover below) I really loved the first two books in the series too. They took a while to peak my interest, but the third one picks up fast and furious with the special delivery of a severed leg to the detective's office. It wastes no time sticking the hook in deep and reeling you in. Nice to see Joe Hill is finally taking my recommendations seriously.
Book Things for Hungry Minds :: Daily Grind #169
12 Bookish and Nourishing Things Today
Chapter & Verse - An eclectic mix of new book releases today: Nicole Baart, Timothy Ferriss, James Patterson, Caroline Fraser, Emily Ley, Jake Bernstein, Stephen Davis, Neil Patrick Harris and Dean Koontz.
Reading Aloud - Turns out, reading has not always been a solitary sojourn; for centuries, most Europeans who could read did so aloud.
Man's Best Friend - Swedish researchers say getting a dog may save your life, especially if you're single.
How Dare You, Sir! - One poser, indeed, poses this blasphemous question, "Is reading in bed soon to be a thing of the past?"
The Importance of Dust Jackets - And 12 other secrets of rare book dealers.
The Busiest Reading Day of the Year is quickly approaching.
One for the Gravestone - Brilliant playwright Tom Stoppard is the bashful winner of the David Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pop Quiz, Hot Shot! - Do you know what these weird english words actually mean? (I got 6 out of 20, but I was guessing on all of them.)
Books In Gratuity - 15 Books that show kids what it means to be thankful.
Stocking Stuffers - 15 stocking stuffers for the book lovers in your life.
Just in time for Thanksgiving :: 3 Harry Potter Desserts
Thanks to Binging with Babish's easy-to-follow instructions, even muggles can recreate the magic of Harry Potter's famous food in the comfort of their own kitchen. To celebrate the release of the U.K. release of his new "cookbook for movie lovers," Eat What You Watch, viral YouTube sensation Binging with Babish shared three recipes inspired by three fan-favorite desserts from Harry Potter. During the seven minute video, Babish bakes a batch of Cho's favorite treat, pumpkin pasties, puts together Harry's preferred dessert, treacle tart, and whips up a frothy serving of Butterbeer to wash it all down.