Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Sale

Shop our Summer Book Sale! Now through July 31, 2012, over 25 titles are priced 20-75% off. You’ll find great deals on books from all categories: Children’s, Cookbooks, Memoirs and more!

No coupon codes necessary. Free shipping on all purchases over $25. (Sorry, coupon offers, such as our 40% off newsletter deal, cannot be applied to sale items.)

Happy shopping—enjoy a summer full of reading!

Browse the Sale

Bears Like Baking Too!

Jama Rattigan over at Jama’s Alphabet Soup and her bear friend Mr. Cornelius baked up a batch of Chef Carol Nardello’s healthy Quick Morning Glory Muffins from the Sweet Dash of Aloha cookbook. (Jama reviewed A Sweet Dash of Aloha last month and mentioned that these muffins were on her must-make list. Read her review here.)

Furry kitchen helpers give this recipe a three paws up. Photo by Jama Rattigan, Jama’s Alphabet Soup

Jama is a children’s book author, among other things, and you can check out her delightful books at her official website. (Do it—in honor of her book Dumpling Soup she’s also got a recipe posted there for her family’s dumpling soup, and it looks delicious!)

We are thrilled that Jama and Mr. Cornelius tackled this baking project and have written up their experience. Jama even knew more about the background of Morning Glory Muffins than we did, information which she shares on her blog. (Well, Chef Carol probably knew, but we desk-bound office folk here had no clue. We just eat what you put in front of us.)

You’ll also find the low fat (only 3 grams!), low sugar (entirely natural, from the fruit content) recipe from Sweet Dash posted at Jama’s blog.

And now you know—if a bear can bake these muffins, so can you!

Mr. Cornelius, we hope you are going to share that muffin with Jama! Photo by Jama Rattigan, Jama’s Alphabet Soup

Summer Feng Shui Lectures with Clear Englebert

Author and feng shui expert Clear Englebert

Best-selling author Clear Englebert (Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens, Bedroom Feng Shui) will present free feng shui lectures at five public libraries during the month of June. In addition, Englebert will offer an intensive two-hour feng shui class on Bedrooms & Relationships.

The library lectures will focus on exterior uses of feng shui to attract positive energy in your home and life. Each talk will address using your garden—your first and best opportunity—to create positive energy for your home and deflect negative energy from neighboring structures. The concept of chi energy and how to attract and maximize its beneficial flow are explained, with particular attention on the importance of the approach to the home. Emphasis is placed on harmonizing the home with the surrounding landform. Englebert uses examples specific to Hawaii homes, and to the landscape, climate, and culture of the Islands, allowing a clear understanding of how to apply feng shui principles here. The talk also covers which plants to select and where to put them.

Englebert’s newest book, Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens, will be for sale at each of these talks, with 30% of the sale price ($23, tax inclusive) being donated to the Friends of the Library for that particular library. In addition, exclusively at the library talks, a complimentary copy of A Literary Lei: Flowers & Plants of Hawai‘i (Jim and Virginia Wageman, Watermark Publishing) will be given away with the purchase of Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens (while supplies last).

The free library presentations will be offered at the following locations/times:

  • Aiea Library — Thursday, June 21, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Kapolei Library — Saturday, June 23, from 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Kailua Library — Saturday, June 23, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Kaneohe Library — Sunday, June 24, from 11:00am to noon
  • Kaimuki Library — Sunday, June 24, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The two-hour “Bedrooms and Relationships” class will be held on Saturday, June 23 in the Private Function Room in the Executive Center (1088 Bishop St.), Lobby Level, next to Hukilau Restaurant. Class begins at 6:30pm; class fee is $20. According to feng shui, the bedroom is the most important room and the bed is the most important object in the home. Englebert’s class will address the various details, such as color, texture, lighting, and artwork, that help a bedroom support sound sleep. The second half of the class will concern how to use feng shui to attract a relationship and to create more harmony in an existing relationship. Validated parking is available and no pre-registration is required; walk-ins are welcome.

Clear Englebert has practiced and taught feng shui in Hawaii and California since 1995. A recognized feng shui expert, he has appeared on television, radio, and in the print media. His latest book is Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens (Watermark Publishing, 2012). His previous books are the best-selling Feng Shui for Hawai‘i, from Watermark Publishing, Feng Shui Demystified and Bedroom Feng Shui which are available in four languages. For more information call 808-328-0329 or visit www.fungshway.com.

 

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