Nonfiction

The Trump Card

The Trump CardShe has her mother’s beauty and her father’s business sense.  You don’t know whether to love her or cower away in fear.  She’s Ivanka Trump, and she’s written a new book packed full of great advice for getting ahead in the world.  Take a look at The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

 

Unforgettable Animals

 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

I Want to Grow Up Before I Die

500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow UpTons of books have come out in the last few years telling you what you need to see, eat, and do “before you die.” I like those books, but something about the whole concept depresses me a bit. So, how refreshing it was when I saw this book: Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. Yes, that sounds better.

 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Do You Smell That?

How to Smell a RatThe worst smell I’ve ever encountered?  A decaying mouse that the cat brought in without my knowledge.  Rodents are not known for their pleasant aroma – neither are financial scam artists!  Ken Fisher knows this and recently published a book called How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud.  Read it and tell your friends.

 

 

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

To spice up our weekly graphic novel posts, I am combining the New York Times' posts into one monthly post covering hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga novels.

All-Time Classic Comics: Garfield

In 2008, the worldly popular comic series by Jim Davis, Garfield, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Although you might not have read the series, you most likely are familiar with the mischeivous and lazy orange feline.

Here is a timeline of major events for the beloved series (more facts can be seen here): 

1978- Garfield first debuts in 41 newspapers

1980- The first book, Garfield at Large,  is published and is on the New York Times' bestseller list.

1982- Here Comes Garfield airs on television

A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat

Attacking a whale

American Whaling: Its History, Dangers, and Literary Legacy

Whales and the hunting of them do not figure prominently in the history of Texas. It’s not that they are unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. They can be seen sporting about off the coast or nosing about the bottom. And occasionally they wander or are washed ashore, as a right whale did near Freeport  in 1972, and a sperm whale did near Port Aransas in 2008.

Knitting Today

Wacky Baby KnitsLong ago, people knitted nice sedate sweaters and tasteful little hats.  Yarn colors and textures fit into a well-known collection.  That was then.  THIS is now!  Check out Wacky Baby Knits: 20 Knitted Designs for the Fashion-Conscious Toddler by Alison Jenkins.  I think I’m going to try the Frog Suit myself.

 

Nonfiction in '09

We've almost hit the new year and that means top ten and best-of lists are everywhere - including here.  Did you miss out on some of the top nonfiction in '09?  Several national newspapers and magazines have revealed their top picks for the year.  Which books have you read?  Which ones have you missed? 

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