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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:

A Robot to Water My Plants

The Big Book of HacksPopular Science Magazine is making my day much easier.  They've come out with The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects which includes a section on how to make a plant-watering robot out of a Roomba.  If that's not for you, how about learning to make a carrying case for your ereader.  Or, how about making your car run on trash?  Check it out.

Travel to 400 Places

World's Best Travel ExperiencesI'm smitten with a new travel book that just came out: World's Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places.  Since it's published by National Geographic, you know the photos are great.  But, if you're like me, you'll be putting post-its on pages and dreaming of when you'll go.

Amish Fascination

Growing Up AmishWhat is is about the Amish lifestyle and people that fascinate the rest of us?  We write novels about them, watch TV shows about them....  Why not hear what it's like to be Amish from someone who lived it?  Check out Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler.

Brick Wall Help

Family Tree Problem SolverEvery genealogist, whether amateur or professional, runs into a brick wall in the quest for their ancestors' histories.  I came across a great book for opening up your mind to ways of getting around that brick wall.  Check out Marsha Rising's Family Tree Problem Solver.   

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