My name is Wendy Fink. My husband Matt and I have raised our three children in Evanston (where we have resided for almost 30 years). I like to read, knit, cook, scrapbook and exercise. I volunteer at EPL and ETHS regularly.
1) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (2014)
I relished the delightful character development of Ove from a depressed bitter man seeking to check out of life into a warm giving grandfather figure in his Swedish community. The simple narrative style and sparse dialogue work well to mimic Ove himself. Continue reading “Wendy Fink’s Best Reads of 2016” →
With all the interest in vampires the last couple of years it’s natural that someone decided to write a cookbook with vampire-themed recipes. There are actually two with a similar title. “Love at First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lover’s Cookbook” offers food with irresistible names such as Blood Chilling Gazpacho and I Vant S’mores. The other title is ‘Love At First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook,” which did not receive positive reviews on Amazon. Oh well, maybe we should just put a stake (steak?) through its cover!
Some of the hundreds of vampire offerings at EPL:
Vampires: The Recent Undead (with a really creepy cover)
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vampires