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About Stephanie Perry

Stephanie P. is a writer, editor, and blogger. Her secret shame is dystopian YA fiction. You can find her wherever the books and food are.

Spring 2019 Book Preview

The store shelves are overflowing with pastel-wrapped candy, while eyeballs, throats and noses everywhere are getting itchy and congested: it must be spring! So here’s a basketful of the freshest new books — fiction and nonfiction — to celebrate the new season. From true-crime history to near-future sci-fi to dystopian novels ripped from today’s headlines, there’s something here for every reader who’s just now emerging, bleary and yawning, from a winter hibernation. MARCH Before She Knew Him: A Novel (out now)Author: Peter Swanson There seems to be no end to the marital thriller trend, so who are we to stop? [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Tags: , |

My Valentine’s Day Blind Date with a Book

I’m going on a blind date for Valentine’s Day… without my husband. From what I’ve heard, my date is tall, dark, and likes to wear black. My date also happens to be a book -- and the matchmaker was the Seattle Public Library. This February, the library is once again sparking book love by offering a Blind Date with a Book at the Central Library. Use the color-coded chart to find out a little bit about your potential match: a green heart means sci-fi romance, rainbow means LGBTQ, and red means Galentine’s Day books for ladies. I decided on black, [...]

February 11th, 2019|

Fall 2018’s Best New Cookbooks

There’s no shortage of reasons for why fall is objectively the best season of all, but let me add one more piece of evidence to the pile: Fall is when the summer heat finally fades and you can get back to the business of rib-sticking, comfort-food home cooking (and wear the forgiving layers that conceal the effects of all that hearty eating). With Thanksgiving just around the corner, these cookbooks can add some zip to your tried-and-true holiday menu, or get a head start on holiday shopping for your favorite cook. There’s even a cocktail cookbook for the home bartenders! [...]

November 19th, 2018|