Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2009 • No Comments

Congratulations to Kellie, the winner of this week’s Book Booty prize! Copies of Wicked Plants, Candyfreak, and Ghoulish Goodies are on their way to you!
Here in Chapel Hill, Halloween has always been a Very…


October 29, 2009

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Every autumn, the same recurring problem creeps into my marriage. Actually, it creeps into my house and spins a web in the kitchen window. My husband, you see, is a spider fanatic,…


October 28, 2009

The Cake Boss Takes on Our Wicked Plants

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On Monday, October 26, our very own Amy Stewart appeared on TLC’s popular new reality show, Cake Boss. Back in July, the Cake Boss team was so inspired by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden “Wicked Plants”…


October 28, 2009

Consider Yourself Warned…

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Castor bean (Ricinus communis)
One autumn morning in 1978, communist defector and BBC journalist Georgi Markov walked across London’s Waterloo Bridge and stood waiting at a bus stop.  He felt a painful jab in the…


October 27, 2009

Your Hunt for the Perfect Halloween Cocktail? Nevermore.

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Today’s post is a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, a master writer whose eerie tales give me the Halloween willies worse than any slasher flick!
Like most great writers, Poe enjoyed a good, stiff drink.…


October 26, 2009

Your Required Halloween Reading

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No matter what you have planned for Halloween, these books from the Workman Family have got you covered. (Click on the book covers below to learn more.)
Curling up with a spooky read while you…


October 26, 2009

Wickedly Good Book Booty Giveaway!

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To celebrate Halloween, we have a new Book Booty giveaway to announce! One lucky commenter will win copies of THREE of our favorite books for the holiday! To enter, just add a (thoughtful) comment to…


October 23, 2009

Antiques Expert Emyl Jenkins

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Today’s post comes from Emyl Jenkins, author of the popular Sterling Glass mysteries The Big Steal and Stealing with Style. Jenkins’ heroine Sterling Glass uses her appraisal skills to navigate the tricky—and often dangerous—world of…


October 22, 2009

HARD WORK It’s here! It’s here!

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We’ve been working around the clock to make sure everyone knows about Coach Roy Williams’ first book, Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court, when it goes on sale November 3rd.
For die-hard…


October 21, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Cashew Cake with Maple Frosting

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I like to bake. At five, I’d help Mom spoon cookie dough onto baking sheets, sneaking taste tests when I could and then peering through the hazy glass of the oven door watching my pods…