A Discovery of Witches

Selected by avid reader and A&E Editor Cindi Moon Reed.

Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches (Viking Adult, 2011) is a delightful and only somewhat-guilty pleasure. It’s like Twilight for smart, well-educated grown-ups. Here, a rich, urbane and ancient vampire falls for a thirty-something historian and budding witch. As their love and her powers grow, the book lags. But it ends with an exciting set-up for the sequel, Shadow of Night, the second in her planned All Souls trilogy. The book debuted July 10, and I can’t wait to read it. Unfortunately, I may have to wait awhile. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library only has 35 copies of the book, and 123 readers are in line ahead of me.

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Movie Review


By Tribune Media Services

Oliver Stone’s return to the big screen proves that marijuana cultivation, sales and distribution are the right way to live large and menage-a-trois it through endless summer days. Chon (Taylor Kitsch) is an ex-Navy SEAL who, along with his bro-pal Ben (Aaron Johnson), starts a wildly successful marijuana endeavor. Business booms, and Salma Hayek’s Mexican cartel takes notice, which leads to kidnapping of the bros’ best girl (Blake Lively), and masterful turn by Benicio del Toro as Hayek’s henchman.