1 box Vanilla Wafers - do not get store brand b/c they are not sturdy enough
1 package Vanilla Candy Coating - in baking section at Kroger (not sure about the brand)
1 pouch Betty Crocker green Cookie Icing - in the ready-to-use squeeze pouch

Spread the cookies out on a sheet of wax paper
Melt the candy coating per instructions - I did microwave, and it was fine
Pour the melted coating over each cookie with a large spoon - the coating will spread out to make the imperfect shape of a fried egg (so, don't place cookies too close together)
After the vanilla coating has dried completely, squeeze the green icing into a yolk shape on top of each cookie and allow to dry

Cookies will come off of the wax paper easily with the use of a spatula


Party attire: Whacky and mismatched.
Don't forget that all throughout the month of February, until March 15th,
buy two Dr. Seuss books and get the third one free. 
by Paul Hendrickson

Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961, from Hemingway's pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until his suicide, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Hendrickson traces the writer's exultations and despair around the one constant in his life during this time: his beloved boat, Pilar.

7 Variations on a Love Story
by Joan Wickersham

Each one of these seven stories stands on its own merit, but taken together they paint a challenging, messy, and sometimes funny picture of love. Stylistically adventurous and moving, these stories are impressive in many ways. And I look forward to the author's future works. JE

When I started Scarlet, the second book in the Lunar Chronicles Quartet, I had some trepidation. I am not a big fan of the story "Little Red Riding Hood" mostly because I am petrified of wolves but also because I feel that Red is too gullible and unwitting to make a proper story heroine.Well, I had nothing to worry about...the little red riding hood in Scarlet is a Red that the Katniss Everdeen generation can get behind. A heroine with drive, courage, and brains who dives into her adventure with Cinder right by her side. Not to mention by the end of this book I was in love with the Big Bad Wolf.

Androids, cyborgs and all of the fairy tale characters you know and love. Oh my! Meet Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles Quartet and a New York Times-bestselling author, when she comes to sign at Square Books, Jr. on February 14, 2013. I can't think of a better person to spend Valentines Day with than the person who makes some of the books I love best. JB
Check out these awesome new things at Square Books, Jr.

They've got style, they've got pizzazz, they've got snuggles to spare--they're Beeposh stuffed animals! Color-blast fabrics are exciting for the eyes and soothing to the touch, and each cuddly creature in the family is stuffed with personality. Meet Ocho the Octopus. 20

Abracadabra! This fantastic wooden set includes four easy-to-master tricks for beginners. Magicians will improve their confidence and fine motor skills as they amaze family and friends with exciting tricks and illusions! 20

We love this. Create unique airbrushed designs without batteries or electronic equipment! Just attach the Sprayza tool to one of 20 Sprayza Pens, then blow to "airbrush" vibrant colors. Stencils make clear, colorful pictures of animals, trains, circus scenes, and more . . . so even beginners can get impressive results, every time they Sprayza! 20

We have received our gigantic Melissa & Doug shipment and we have in stock all the old favorites---Doorbell House, Pasture Pals, Whittle World School Bus. Plus, we got in some great new items including Hope Bear, Design Your Own Bracelets & Sprayza No Fuss Airbrush

(John and Deg loves Melissa & Doug)

We are immensely pleased to celebrate the publication of this excellent book when we host Rose Styron in conversation with Blakeslee Gilpin at Off Square Books at 5 pm on February 11th.

An unsurprising but happy discovery among the many riches to be found in William Styron’s letters is his correspondence with Willie Morris, his fellow Southern expatriate and dear friend for decades. Styron also had a connection to Oxford, where for Life magazine he covered Faulkner’s funeral, eloquently; later came to visit Willie here and speak on campus -- making an inspiring impression on a young law student named John Grisham; had a book signing at Square Books with Sophie’s Choice, the first time anyone stood in line to buy a book in Oxford, Mississippi; and appeared at the first Oxford Conference for the Book, when, with George Plimpton, he stood behind the counter at the bookstore in a champagne toast to the Paris Review’s 40th birthday before setting out for Plimpton’s fireworks show in, no lie, Paris, Mississippi. The letters begin with those as a college student and novice fiction writer to his father and cover his years in Europe, where he met and married Rose Burgunder; the lives of his books -- the controversial Pulitzer winner, Confessions of Nat Turner and best selling Darkness Visible; his many later friendships -- the Kennedys, Mailer, Miller, Warren, Woodward, and Roth, among others; and, all the while, the art and toil of the writing that formed one of the most important literary figures of our time.  RH    

(Oxonians in line for Sophie’s Choice, in 1980 at the original Square Books location upstairs over what is now Square Books, Jr.)