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The Bassoon King

The Bassoon King by Rainn WilsonIf the title doesn't draw your attention, then maybe the foreword by Dwight Schrute will. I just added to my to-read list The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson.

Build a Better: Family Tree Story

Family TreeDon't you wish you had all the stories from your ancestors written down? How they lived; what they ate; the scrapes they got into as kids. Maybe they're still around or maybe you're now the oldest generation. Come on Thursday, July 13 at 3:00pm for our Build a Better Family Tree Story. You'll learn how to draw out these stories from your family and get started writing your own story in 10 minutes a day. 

Where in the Tech Are We Going?

The Inevitable by Kevin KellyThe 2017 Read Harder Challenge at Book Riot has led me to a book that you might like: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future by Kevin Kelly. It's a glimpse into where we are and where we're going - and just how we'll be led by the things we've made. 

City-wide Garage Sale & Recycling Weekend

Garage Sale courtesy of Clker.comIt's that time again - don't miss it: the city-wide garage sale as well as the Trash Bash & Electronic Recycling event. Click here for more details. It all happens this Saturday, 4/29.

Cooking, the Graphic Novel

Food Anatomy by Julia RothmanIf a cookbook could be made into a graphic novel, it would look something like Food Anatomy: the Curious Parts & Pieces of our Edible World by Julia Rothman. It's part food encyclopedia, part cooking lessons, and all easy on the eyes. The first thing I learned: the difference between New York, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit styles of pizza. My next lesson will be how to make cheese.  

Going to Grandma's House

Where We Lived by Jack LarkinJust added a book to my "to read" list: Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home by Jack Larkin. With photos and drawings, you get a history of how we've lived in America since the country was formed. For genealogists and social historians, how cool! 

Blinded by Transit Maps

Transit Maps of the World by Mark OvendenThis one falls under the category of "surprisingly mesmerizing". Who knew transit maps from cities around the world could be so fascinating? It's a little bit of geography mixed with a dash of history. And I'm hooked! Check out Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden.

The Rodeo's in Town

Rodeo courtesy of Clker.comIn case you haven't heard, it's rodeo time! The Katy ISD Livestock Show & Rodeo kicks off next week on Thursday, 2/16 at 7:00pm. Yee haw!

What's in a Picture?

Picture This by Molly BangThis one falls into the category of coming soon (aka being processed as a new book), but I'm very curious to see it. When you see a picture or illustration, what is it that brings out your emotions? Do diagonals bring out the drama? Do curves calm you? I'm going to find out when I read Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang.

The Power of the Introvert

Quiet by Susan CainExtroverts get all the attention, but can you imagine a world without the likes of Rosa Parks, Chopin, or Dr. Seuss? In Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, we introverts are pulled out of our shells (even though we prefer to stay in) and shown how important and powerful we are in our society.  

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