Wendy Fink’s Best Reads of 2016

wendyMy 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”

“Love at First Bite” Vampire Cookbooks

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!

Shira S.

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