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The Sept.|Oct. 2014 issue of The Books Magazine is out with new features such as a Cookbook Review section and interesting back-to-school reads that are great for this semester's book reports! Here are some of the highlights:

  1. Cookbook reviews, done by Binghamton's Cookbook Examiner, are not only limited to cookbooks but also include food magazines. The featured article, "Summer is almost over but there is still time to..." gives an overall review of the quarterly published Lithuanian foodbloggers delight, highlighting several yummy sampled recipes.
  2. The back-to-school reads include new releases such as "Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor" by Jon Scieszka, and reprinted classics such as "Pippy Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren. For the new school year, this is a good reading list to begin with as it includes science, literature classics, history, and mystery.
  3. There is also an eye-opening interview included in the magazine with Merilee A. Kern, author of "Making Healthy Choices: A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids". The interview covers the author's views on how parents can get their kids to eat healthy and eventually make healthy food choices. Merilee A. Kern is a "child health advocate, health industry veteran, and two-time fitness champion", and she works extensively with schools and parents to promote healthy eating habits and implement lifestyle changes.
  4. Of course, don't miss an informative article about the importance of setting in a story, comparing and contrasting the effective use of the setting in three mystery novels - "Macaron Murder" by Harper Lin, "Hotcake Homicide" by Anisa Claire West, and "A Peach of a Murder" by Livia J. Washburn.

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