Nonfiction

Book Hunters in Brief #54: Unbroken

Remember that time you shushed those guys who were making all that noise during the movie when no one else was brave enough? Remember how heroic you felt? Well, Louis Zamperini, the real life hero of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken did that, too--only it wasn't just a couple of loudmouths at the multiplex, it was the whole of Nazi Germany, and a bunch of sadistic P.O.W. camp guards. Louis Zamperini pretty much told Mr. Death himself to sit down and shut up.

Serial: With Season One Over, What’s Next?

for serial listenersI, along with many other Serial podcast listeners, downloaded the final episode of Season One this morning with excitement…and a feeling of loss.  This story has captivated me and I’m still not sure I’m ready to let go, even after listening to the final episode (Okay, I listened to it twice.

Nonfiction Movies

Book to movie adaptations happen fairly regularly, although nonfiction adaptations are a bit less common. A round of movies based on nonfiction will debut this month. Here's your chance to read (or re-read) the books before they hit the big screen:

Book Hunters in Brief #50: Black Friday Edition

For all the intrepid bargain hunters, for all the folks who will wrap up all their holiday shopping on the first official day of the season, then kick back with a cup of nog and self-congratulatory smirks on their faces to watch the harried throngs flounder in the notions aisle, and for all those who believe shopping is a contact sport and, as such, should be included in the Olympics, Book Hunters bring you this special early bird edition!

It's That Time of Year

Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress

 

It’s the season to celebrate and be thankful!  But the excitement and busyness of this time of year can sometimes add stress to your life and leave you a little frazzled.

Book Hunters in Brief #49: Feasts!

Don't get us wrong, Book Hunters believe in the importance...nay, the sanctity of tradition, but if you backed us into a corner we would reluctantly admit that, after so many years, some of the luster has worn off Aunt Freda's green bean casserole. So this year, we're going to shake things up a bit. If you are of like mind, Book Hunters recommend any one of these festive cookbooks.

All Things DIY

Easy Fixes for Everyday ThingsSomething just broke at home this weekend, didn't it?  Maybe just a little scratch?  Maybe you should go buy a banana to fix it.  Wonder why?  Check out Easy Fixes for Everyday Things from the Reader's Digest Association.  

Traveling the Skies

Some people adore flying. Others abhor it. Either way, you'll find a mix of information, insight, surprise, and outright amazement in these books. Grab one before your next trip and see the world of flight through a different set of eyes:

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.

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