Tag Archives: nonfiction

Quiet

Here is one recommended by both my boss, Holly (here’s her review), and her friend Mary (who together run Awful Library Books.) Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. We live in … Continue reading

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The Steampunk Bible

The Steampunk Bible by Jeff Vandermeer. I was at work looking through a list of upcoming nonfiction Steampunk titles, without any thought of being able to buy them for any of my library collections. Then I wondered where The Steampunk … Continue reading

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At Home

At Home by Bill Bryson Bill Bryson is known for rambling but fascinating non-fiction books, spanning a subjects from travel to astronomy. In this book, he set out to explore a topic closer at hand – his own house, and … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I finally got around to reading this book, with the reluctance that I seem to reserve for bestsellers, once two close friends recommended it. And I have to admit, it is a good book. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks … Continue reading

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Grief books

Lightening Bolt asked for books to help with being sad about his uncle. Here are two that I picked off the helpful bibliography one of our fabulous children’s librarians put together, and which LB asked to be read more than … Continue reading

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The Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin This is a craft book for a kind of craft that isn’t one of the ones I regularly do. But I picked it up and it was so beautiful that I brought it … Continue reading

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The Republic of Pirates

Only three more days to Talk Like a Pirate Day! The Republic of Pirates by Colin WoodardThe pirates of legend live free from the laws of kingdoms of the world. Theirs is a life of adventure as they travel where … Continue reading

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How Doctors Think

How Doctors Think by Jerome GroopmanDoctors think fast. Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are scarily wrong. And the methods that doctors who make correct diagnoses even in tricky cases are not the methods that medical students are taught to … Continue reading

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Homeschooling and Vikings

This book is probably of limited interest to my readership (assuming I know my readership.) But – just so you know what took so very much of my reading time the past several weeks, here you go: Homeschooling: a Patchwork … Continue reading

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Books!

I realized with less than a week to go that I had not even picked out the adult nonfiction book I’d said I’d review for the June Librarian’s Choice page. Oops. The adult summer reading theme (which we’re not really … Continue reading

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