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Unusual Cookbooks

 

Browse the library shelves and you'll find thousands of cookbooks with typical variations on burgers, casseroles, pizzas, desserts, vegetarian dishes, drinks, etc.  But why bring home a regular recipe when you can try one of these unusual cookbooks instead?

 

Nosophobia

A word of caution:  Reading these books may induce Medical Student Syndrome.  It's similar to the feeling you get after reading about spiders.  You almost think one is crawling up your arm at that very moment. If you choose to read about these diseases, you may just trick yourself into thinking you've caught one. 

Read at your own risk:

 

Having A Bad Day?

The Book of Awesome will help change that.  This collection by Neil Pasricha is a celebration of the small things that can make us smile, like licking the batter off of the beaters of a cake mixer, the smell of books, and when you get the milk-to-cereal ratio just right. Each entry has a witty write-up explaining why each moment can be considered awesome. 

Vacation Season

 

Memorial Day is only a few days away, which means summer isn't far behind.  Want to take a vacation but don't know where you should go?  These books can guide you right. You'll find enough suggestions to keep you vacationing for a lifetime.

 

Sea, Air, and Land

The Navy SEALs have been mentioned thousands of times in the press since the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  Want to know more about this elite group of soldiers?  These books will give you an in-depth look into the lives of those who have earned their place in the SEAL ranks:

 

 

Derby Celebrities

The Kentucky Derby is America's oldest continuous sporting event on record.  It's been run every year since 1875.  The race itself only lasts a few minutes, although the stories surrounding the event last much longer.  Read about some of the famous

The Royal Wedding

We broke away from the British monarchy long ago, but that hasn't stopped us from wanting to know everything about the British throne.  Royal watchers on this side of the pond have been dishing about the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton since the engagement was announced late last year.  The wedding is less than a month away and the press is abuzz with details and speculations.  If you can't get enough of the coverage, these books are for you:

 

That Time Again

Yes, signs of spring are all around us.  Squirrels are scampering, trees are budding, the grass is growing.  You know what that means:  Lawn care.  These four books will get you started on the path to a greener yard from spring through summer and into fall: 

 

 

New Nonfiction Titles

The new nonfiction list for March has been posted!  You can view the full list here, or browse a few highlights below:

Deep In The Heart of Texas

This year marks the 175th anniversary of Texas independence.  Did you know Texas became its own nation after it won independence in 1836?  The new nation was officially called the Republic of Texas and lasted almost ten years.  The Lone Star flag was created in Montgomery County and was adopted as the official national flag.  Texas even had foreign diplomats and its own embassy in London before it was annexed into the United States in 1845.

Learn more fascinating facts about Texas history with these titles:

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