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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.

 

 

 

Curly Girl

Curly Girl: the HandbookCurly hair: love it or hate it?  Why not love yours more by following the advice in Curly Girl: the Handbook by Lorraine Massey.  

Be Happy

The Happiness ProjectGretchen Rubin turned around her viewpoint by making a year of her life a project.  "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter."  She made that year her Happiness Project which is also the title of her book detailing what she learned.  What will your Happiness Project look like?  Check it out and find out.

I Can't Look Away

Wreck the HallsMany of you have seen the Cake Wrecks Blog, but did you know there are more pictures in print?  I tell myself I'll just look at a few, but I find I just cannot look away.  Check out both Cake Wrecks books.

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