Category Archives: Art & Literature

Books, art, literature, and literary reviews.


Plenty Cookbook Review

Plenty is a unique vegetarian cookbook with a Middle Eastern accent, but emphasizes on fresh greens, particularly herbs. The photography/illustrations are lush and the food actually turns out pretty much as pictured. This is an unusually well written cookbook that actually adds something to vegetarian cooking. Some of the recommended recipes included are the green couscous, cauliflower frittata, black pepper tofu, mushroom and herb polenta, and the ultimate mushroom lasagna.

Plenty can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Barnes and Noble Membership

Is Barnes & Noble membership worth it?

The Barnes & Noble membership costs $25 annually and offers members $50 in coupons in addition to 10% off most in store items and 40% off bestselling hardcovers. For online orders at b&, members can get free express shipping.

Amazon and other websites will often offer books for a much cheaper price than, but get the membership if you like picking out picks in a bookstore. If you’re the type of shopper who likes to browse and pick up random books, this membership is for you. 40% off hardcovers is a great deal for the impromptu buyers.