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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The Amazing Spider-Man

Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man

By Tribune Media Services

Director Marc Webb reboots the classic comic book superhero (not that we needed it), and Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker) makes it work. Garfield captures the character’s duality, and the clean script clears away clutter and makes us think we’re seeing this for the first time. Peter squares off with the genetic expert (Rhys Ifans), who transforms into the Lizard, and hangs out with another girl he loves (Emma Stone). This reboot works.

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