Nonfiction

The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik

The Great UpheavalThis is a very long audiobook - 31.5 hours on 26 discs.  But this history of three countries in revolution and on the brink of creating a modern age is so captivating yo

No Waiting for Bill O'Reilly

Killing PattonWhen Bill O'Reilly comes out with a new "killing" book, the library request list skyrockets. His latest Killing Patton has over 200 requests today. But, the earlier "killing" books are available - no wait list! Try out Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, or Killing Jesus while you're waiting for Killing Patton.

Changing Your Life...

What if you changed the way you live now? What would you do? Would the change be drastic - like taking advice from a popularity guide written in the 1950s,  not using a mirror for a year, or adding bugs to your diet? Maybe you would do something less extreme. Ever wonder what would happen if you took the SAT now? What score would you get as an adult?

Pop Culture on Paper

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. DarthMovie & TV fans everywhere, there's a book you must read: Dear Luke, We Need to Talk. Darth by John Moe.  Who knew there was more to the story of our favorite shows, such as the journal the shark from Jaws kept for therapy purposes.  Or the updates from Special Agent Gilligan on his "Island Project".  I'm most looking forward to seeing the meeting minutes from the Jurassic Park dinosaurs on how to best open the facility.

More on the Roosevelts

River of Doubt

Are you going through Roosevelt withdrawal?

If you watched Ken Burns' seven-part film on PBS a couple of weeks ago and you want to know more about T.R., Franklin, and Eleanor, you may want to try one of these audiobooks:

Before The Great War...

As you may have seen on our website and Facebook page, this year’s Gulf Coast Reads will take place during the month of October.  Now you might ask, “What’s Gulf Coast Reads?”  Well, simply put, it’s an event encouraging residents of the Gulf Coast area to read or listen

There's More to Life Than Housework

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted SheetsWho came up with the idea that women should be Super-moms and Domestic Goddesses?  Take a different approach to life by reading Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets by Lisa Quinn.

Emergency Preparedness Month

Would you be ready for a hurricane or tornado if one swept through the area this month? How about a home emergency like a fire or broken water pipes? It's not a glamorous subject, but you'll be glad you thought about it if something happens in the future. If you aren't ready now, these books will help you prepare:

Book Hunters in Brief #38: Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Book Hunters FootballWe don't know about you, but this weekend we plan on gorging on some football--along with a heap of seven-layer dip, pork rinds, buffalo wings, and just about anything else we don't have to leave the couch to eat.

Old Family Photos

Talking PicturesYou think your old family photos are crazy?  Take a look at Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs.  You'll never look at your family the same way again.

 

 

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