With one holiday past and more to come, this month will prove to be a busy one Sagittarius. Between parties, shopping for the perfect gifts, and getting those decorations placed just right, there will be many distractions to contend with. But all that fun and excitement can come with a cost. Just don’t forget in all the hubbub and chaos what is truly important, time with friends and family, opportunities to reflect on the past year and a chance to plan all the coming year’s adventures. Hopefully these books will get you into a joyful frame of mind.
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley has grown up around food her whole life so it’s no surprise her memoir of her childhood would focus on this delicious topic. Her parents instilled in her at a very young age an appreciation for fine foods that has spanned her childhood and into adulthood. Besides interesting stories and great art, Knisley also shares her favorite recipes as well. This book would make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or you could relish it all on your own.
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
Delilah Dirk is never what you expect her to be. The daughter of wealthy parents and a former member of the Queen’s Court, Delilah also has no problems running through markets, stealing a pirate’s treasure and flying all over the world looking for adventure. Selim, a Turkish Lieutenant, is equally stunned by Delilah when she implicates/rescues him from a Turkish dungeon and follows her along for the ride. This graphic novel has enough adventure for two books and vibrant art that belongs on a museum wall, as long as Delilah doesn’t steal it.
Cherish this special time of the year Sagittarius and starting preparing for the next adventure just around the corner.
– Amanda Margis, currently reading Money Boy by Paul Yee and listening to Fat Vampire by Adam Rex.