An Excerpt from Seasoned in the South

December 23, 2009 • No Comments

My mother’s mother followed the German tradition of not decorating until Christmas Eve. My other grandmother, my parents, and everyone else in town were finished weeks in advance, but Annie would never budge. The tree…

READ MORE

December 22, 2009

Meet the Staff: Farewell, Courtney! Edition

No Comments December 22, 2009 • No Comments

-Katie…

READ MORE

December 21, 2009

Many hands making light work!

1 Comment December 21, 2009 • 1 Comment

Friday morning, the entire Algonquin staff in Chapel Hill worked together to get 350 packages of A Reliable Wife (and a fleece blanket to read it under) out to bookstores and booksellers across the country.…

READ MORE

December 18, 2009

Algonquin’s Holiday Party

No Comments December 18, 2009 • No Comments

Thursday night was the annual Algonquin Holiday Party, graciously hosted by the Popelars family. This year’s event included all of the Algonquin traditions, plus a few new ones (zip line, anyone?).…

READ MORE

December 18, 2009

A Reliable Wife – Giveaway Announcement

1 Comment December 18, 2009 • 1 Comment

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Winter-Inspired Book Booty Giveaway!  The first place winner of the blanket, mug, and a copy of A Reliable Wife is Erica with:
Five Features of a “Reliable…

READ MORE

December 17, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Egg Nog

No Comments December 17, 2009 • No Comments

Our holiday office party is tonight. And that means a big pot-luck dinner, a white elephant exchange full of cheesy delights, and apparently –this year– a bonfire beneath a backyard zip-line. Katie will be reporting…

READ MORE

December 16, 2009

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments December 16, 2009 • No Comments

Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
My girlfriend and I are about to spend our first Christmas together, and already we’re having problems.  She insists on getting a real tree, not to mention garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and just…

READ MORE

December 15, 2009

Happy Hannukkah, Chanukah, and Hanukah!

No Comments December 15, 2009 • No Comments

In honor of the fifth day of Chanukah today, it seemed appropriate to share an essay from How to Spell Chanukah . . . and Other Holiday Dilemmas. Edited by Emily Franklin, the book features…

READ MORE

December 14, 2009

Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books

8 Comments December 14, 2009 • 8 Comments

We’re pleased to turn today’s post over to our Senior Editor, Amy Gash. Read below as she talks about how she dreamed up the idea for What the Dormouse Said!
I love quotations. I collect…

READ MORE

December 11, 2009

Winter-inspired Book Booty Giveaway!

16 Comments December 11, 2009 • 16 Comments

To celebrate the cold weather and a seasonal excuse to curl up on the couch with a warm beverage and an engrossing novel for hours (and the upcoming big release of the paperback version of…

READ MORE