Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Admit it; you were just thinking about chocolate, weren't you? Now you might be able to enjoy it even more! Publications such as The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Your Longevity Genes and The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook advocate for the gustatory pleasure and health benefits that dark chocolate potentially offers. Now learn about it for yourself at Bernardsville Library's "Chocolate Seminar" to be held Thursday, August 2nd, at 7 p.m. in the library. Daryl L. Minch from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County will present a program on the history of chocolate and its role in our well-being. Recipes and tastings will top off the evening. Please register online for this program and then stop by the circulation desk for some reading suggestions on this very yummy topic.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
While never having experienced a scatter shot life of poverty and marginalization herself, Hodgen creates such memorable, well-formed characters existing on the fringes of society that the reader might think otherwise. The voices given her characters are embued with as much depth as her descriptions of them, each character perfectly identifiable by dialogue and cadence of speech. Perhaps it was the influence of poetry in her upbringing that gave Hodgen the ability to lift heavy topics to a lyrical, captivating sphere, a place where the reader will not want to look away, but rather savor each story, each elegy. Elegies for the Brokenhearted was recently discussed by the library book group, Saturday Samplers .