My co-workers and I were just discussing the merits of having a cookbook without pictures. Many of us cannot understand the appeal or utility of having a cookbook that does not illustrate what the delicious outcome is supposed to look like. Most of the time, pictures are useful in helping you decide what you want to make.
Even though the temperature may be dropping and the snow falling, my husband (and I know he is not alone) is still not willing to give up the grill. There is something slightly ridiculous about watching a grown man in hat, gloves, and coat turning over grilled steaks in the dead of winter. But there seems to be some sort of primal relationship between a man and his open flame, and I, for one, am not going to stand in the way.
Today is the beginning of our annual RAFT program. This year during MCPL’s 2011 Read Aloud Family Time (RAFT) program, families who read three multi-chapter books together will earn a free hardback copy of The Jungle Book, an award certificate, and a chance to win a DVD copy of Disney’s film version The Jungle Book.
MCPL has 3 copies of The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick by Gene Stone (613 ST71). This is a very interesting book title, considering there always seems to be sick people around. No matter where you go, someone is sneezing or coughing. Someone is calling in sick to work, cancelling their plans, or calling a doctor for an appointment.
Come have fun reading aloud to your kids AND earn a free hardback copy of the Jungle Book! Do you want a chance to win a DVD of the Disney movie The Jungle Book? Then get to your local Mid-Continent Branch and sign up for RAFT to join in the fun.
"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong." Terry Pratchett
There is no universally accepted definition of fantasy fiction. Tolkien in his "On Fairy-Stories" (In the Tolkien Reader, Ballantine, 1966) gives us a brief but serviceable definition. Tolkien sees two essential elements of Fantasy fiction: