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Driving with David Sedaris

Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsI almost ran a red light this morning, thanks to David Sedaris.  Tina Fey did it to me once before.  I'm a couple of discs into listening to Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, and I was laughing so much that my driving skills suffered.  My advice: be responsible.  I don't expect the police to send our tickets to Mr. Sedaris.

One Skein Away

You just finished a needlework project and have a skein or two of yarn left over.  Do you add it to your pile of hodge podge yarn?  Or do you go to the library and check out a one-skein book for ideas on how to make something useful with so little.  Click here for a list of what we have.

What is He Trying to Tell Me?

What Dogs WantDo you ever look at your dog and wish he could just speak English??? Arden Moore put together a book of 100 of your dog's most common postures, expressions, sounds, and actions: What Dogs Want. Even better, you get expert advice from veterinarians on whether or not they're even worth a response. It's like a Dog-English dictionary.  

Smithsonian Civil War Relics

Smithsonian Civil WarThe Smithsonian is one of our national treasures, and they've put out a new book that is worthy of their name on the cover.  Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection is both illustrated beautifully and stocked full of interesting bits of our history.  Check it out.

How Devious is Your Cat?

The Devious Book for CatsIf your cat's not devious enough, let him learn from the experts.  Check out The Devious Book for Cats by Fluffy & Bonkers.  Or take a look so you know what your cat is really up to.

A New Take on History

A History of the World in 100 ObjectsA customer recently recommended a book that gives you a different view of learning history: A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor.  I've added it to my to-read list.  

Look Good Without Dieting

How to Never Look Fat AgainIn January, you can set your resolution to lose weight.  But, in the meantime just dress to make it LOOK like you've lost weight.  Check out How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner Without Dieting by Charla Krupp.  

Understand History, Understand Today

Jerusalem: the BiographySo many of today's conflicts across the world are based on the conflicts of yesterday.  Pick up a book at the library that helps you understand the underlying reasons behind it all.  One I'm reading right now feels more like an epic novel than a dry textbook.  Check out Jerusalem: the Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore. 

Peer Pressure

UnbrokenGive in to peer pressure and read the book that's been on the New York Times best sellers list for almost 3 years: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Cruising AttitudeA recent book I'm reading has me cracking up one minute followed by a solid minute of reading with my jaw dropped open.  Check out Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet by Heather Poole.  You'll never look at a flight attendant the same way, and you'll be much, much nicer to them.

 

 

 

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