Quote
Jousting

October 19th,

This week we're unveiling a new original Weekly Top 2 feature, Quote Jousting. Pan Zagloba observed that, "true merit rises to the surface like cream." True,  but there's some pot stirring involved too. That's where Quote Jousting comes in. How does it work? Well here's what we've come up with. Two books are picked to joust with each other and then a coin is flipped to see who goes first.  Using a random integer generator a page is picked and then a quote chosen from that page. Then another  page is picked from which the competing book's quote joust is made. At the end of the joust we will take votes and input from our readers to determine the winner, which will be announced next week. Points to consider are strength of quote, and apropos quality of rejoinders. Our jousters this week will be The Lord of the Rings and War and Peace.

And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."



Having gone 30 miles across the hills with hungry, ill-shod soldiers, with no road, on a stormy night, losing a third of his men as stragglers, Bagration, came out in Hollabrunn, on the Vienna-Znaim road.


 You may ask what is the use of my deeds when they are proved useless. As for your other question: do you doubt my tale? Or have you no wits left? I did not enter this way. I came from the East.


  "What nonsense!" said the countess.



"I've made up my mind," he kept saying to himself. But he had not. Though he had done his best to think it out, what he was doing was altogether against the grain of his nature. "Have I got it wrong," he muttered. "What ought I to have done?"


"But what does it mean?" Natasha asked thoughtfully. "Ah, I don't know, it's all so extraordinary!" said Sonya, clutching her head.

 
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Here they are! Our weekly picks for the two best: two hardcover, two paperback, and two children's books. The very best new arrivals to leap out of the box and onto our shelves this week. Call or email us if you want more information on any of these titles, or to have us hold you a copy. Or stop in and check them out in person. We'd love to see you. Thanks as always for sharing your reading with us!

 

 

Doctor Zhivago



Doctor Zhivago
By Pasternak, Boris
2010-10 - Pantheon Books
9780307377692 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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Peavar and Volokhonsky, The translation team that has sensationally improved one Russian classic after another, has struck again, this time raising Doctor Zhivago from the depths of Victorian sensibility. Huzzah! ...More

A Big Week for Cookbooks!
 
Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions



Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions
By Andoh, Elizabeth
2010-10 - Ten Speed Press
9781580089555 - Hardcover
List Price $35.00 - Your Price: $28.00


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Starting with this striking new celebration of Japanese vegetarian cooking. Tempting and accessible recipes along with an appealing layout make this a book to both use and savor. ...More

At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka



At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
By Jaffrey, Madhur
2010-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307268242 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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Stellar Indian chef Madhur Jaffrey has put out a must have cookbook for anyone who loves food from this region. Simple and creative recipes abound along with her usual flair for precise and helpful instructions. ...More

La Cuisine: Everyday French Home Cooking



La Cuisine: Everyday French Home Cooking
By Bernard, Francoise
2010-10 - Rizzoli International Publications
9780847835010 - Hardcover
List Price $45.00 - Your Price: $36.00


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On the heels of the current, right minded Julia Child craze, comes an English edition of this most important of French cookbooks, standard in all French kitchens, La Cuisine ...More

Italian Shoes



Italian Shoes
By Mankell, Henning
2010-10 - Vintage Books USA
9780307472243 - Paperback   See Other Formats
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This is a change of pace novel, a traditional novel rather than a mystery, now in paperback, from Wallander author Mankell ...More

Nightshade

Nightshade
By Cremer, Andrea R.
2010-10 - Philomel Books
9780399254826 - Hardcover
List Price $17.99 - Your Price: $14.39


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Nightshade is a highly touted sensual werewolf binge that was a big hit with the teen readers who got their paws on the widely distributed advanced reader. The tagline reads..."She can control her pack, but not her heart." Oy! ...More

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