Happy Happy Day

Because I haven’t had much time to post this week, I thought I would at least link you to a few random, yet  interesting articles pertaining to Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season…

This Thanksgiving, I am ever so glad that I am NOT Precious Jones, the main character in the novel PUSH by Sapphire. As I approach the end of this I-don’t-even-know-what-to-say story, I will certainly remember how lucky I am…much more on this book to follow next week.

That’s right, forget the pathetic $9.99 book battles and set down your tawdry e-readers. Check out NPR’s piece Big and Beautiful: Best Gift Books of 2009 and breathe a sigh of relief that publishers are still putting out deliciously aesthetic books.

If you’re all about the food, take a look at this ranking of The 11 Best Cookbooks Of 2009.

Tim Whitney, author of Thanksgiving at the Inn breaks through the young-adult vampire/werewolf genre with this clean coming-of-age story about “gratitude and redemption”. Try the Portland Press Herald’s interview Giving Thanks to find out more about Whitney and the book.

Diane Rehm’s Readers’ Review aired a discussion about latest pick The Ghost at the Table. A fitting choice for Thanksgiving, this novel centers on the family gathering and “…explores the ways we project our visions of the perfect holiday on each other.”

The November 23, 2009 copy of The New Yorker is full of flavorful articles in honor of Thanksgiving. Try these improvisations by authors you know:

Rice by Jhumpa Lahiri

Eggs by Anthony Lane

-Post by Megan Shaffer

*Cartoon from The Far Side series by Gary Larson

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