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Why Can't I Stop?

Making Habits, Breaking HabitsWhen I was little, I learned to stop biting my fingernails.  I don't remember... how did I do it?  Jeremy Dean has written a new book to help us figure it out: Making Habits, Breaking Habits.  Check it out.

Know Your State

Texas Got It Right!Think you know all there is to know about Texas?  I thought I did.  Then, I read Texas Got It Right! by Sam & Andrew Wyly.  It's a fun, visually entertaining read. 

Save Your Time for Better Things

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted SheetsLife gets very busy, especially if you're a to-do list junkie like me.  Every now and then I need to read a book like Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets by Lisa Quinn.  Check it out!

For Your Next Trip to Oregon

PortlandiaPortland, Oregon, is one of my favorite cities.  So, why have I not started watching the show Portlandia?  Before I do, I'm going to check out Portlandia: a Guide for Visitors by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. 

Know More about the Presidents

Don't Know Much about the American PresidentsDo you know that Andrew Jackson would be irate to see himself on the $20 bill?  Do you know just what George Washington's false teeth were made of?  (Not wood!)  Check your Presidential trivia and learn more with this easy-to-read and enlightening book: Don't Know Much about the American Presidents by Kenneth Davis.

Passing the Time with Cards

Complete Book of Card GamesHave some time on your hands?  Pass it with card games.  Check out The Complete Book of Card Games to see how to play with two people, four people - even alone.

Who is Flynn?

The ReenactmentsWhat would it be like to have Robert De Niro pretending to be you?  Ask Nick Flynn.  His latest book reveals his life story portrayed in the movie Being Flynn and the surreal experience of watching it replayed for all to see.  Check it out: The Reenactments.

Owner's Manual for Your Pet

Cat Owner's ManualDog Owner's ManualMy favorite pet health books come from Dr. Bruce Fogle and DK Publishing

Don't Be Rude on Vacation

Behave Yourself!In a rude world, a nice person shines like a diamond.  Learn how to shine with any culture by checking out Behave Yourself!: the Essential Guide to International Etiquette by Michael Powell.
 

 

Keep an Eye on Your Cat

I Could Pee on ThisHow to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill YouBefore I say anything, let me be clear: I am an equal opportunity dog and cat lover.  I have been completely in love with multiple dogs and cats in my life.  That said, I believe dogs are the comic relief in the dramatic movie of our lives.  Cats, on the other hand, are like the evil geniuses found in the 1960's spy movies: super-intelligent and always looking for a way to win.  Don't believe me?  Take a look at a couple of books that came out last year:

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