Nonfiction

Book Hunters in Brief #55: New Year, New You!

bhib: new year new youHopefully, you didn't get so caught up in the moment on New Year's Eve that you made resolutions you already regret, like, I don't know...doing your taxes before April 14th or being nice to those people who ring the doorbell at 7:30 on Saturday mornings. But if you made any of the ones that most of us make: to get fit, to read more, to organize your closets, or just enjoy life more, Harris County Public Library and Book Hunters can help. Here are a few books to get you started.

Work Like Google

How Google WorksIf you're starting a new business or managing one that needs the "refresh" button pushed, take a look at How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg.  They reveal the decisions and methods used from the beginning that's made Google the success that it is.  

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:

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