April 18, 2009

Truly SWEEET Books

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WARNING! Do not read this entry on an empty stomach.

Hmmm . . . CHOCOLATE! (Drool.) Can't you just picture Homer Simpson saying these exact words and drooling at this very minute? Sadly, I can relate. The thing is, I love chocolate. I mean honestly, what's not to love about that scrumptiously, smoothly, decadently rich, and oh so yummy treat that goes great with just about any thing? This is why I love the book/movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. But did you know there are more books out there that feature this sweet treat? Oh yeah, there are, and I've got some of my favorites written down for you right here.

The Candy Shop War
by Brandon Mull

This book doesn't just have chocolate, it has chocolate and other kinds of candy! So, what's better than that? How about magical candy! Just imagine eating moon rocks and being able to jump 20 feet in the air, or nibbling on a piece of taffy and instantly turning into Elastigirl. Well, for four friends, these awesome goodies are about to become a reality when they help a candy shop owner recover her missing valuables. How could things possibly go wrong? Oh, but they do!

The Chocolate Touch
by Patrick Skene Catling

Who wouldn't want to eat chocolate for every meal? Okay, yes, so you might have to practically live at the gym in order to work it all off, but it still sounds like a pretty sweet deal. However, once you meet John Midas, you might want to rethink the idea of eating chocolate all the time. But I doubt you'll want to give it up cold turkey either.

Chocolate Fever
by Robert Kimmel Smith

So, to be honest, this book kind of scares me. For those of us who do eat a lot of chocolate, myself included, to think that you could really break out in a chocolate fever is a little troublesome. Nonetheless, this book is full of fun, laughs, and tons of craziness.

Those are my oh-so-sweet book recommendations for those you who like chocolate. For those of you who don’t like chocolate or are allergic to it, I'm deeply sorry. Now, where are those Girl Scout cookies . . . ?

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer

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