June 29, 2005

A triad of biographies

Very different lives:

973.049 VINSON Flight (the story of Virgil Richardson, a Tuskegee airman who became an ex-pat in Mexico)
540.92 GOLDSMI Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie
299.93 GUEST My Life in Orange: Growing up with the Guru (being a kid in a cult)

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June 25, 2005

James recommends ...

All the books about Arthur
All the Ricky Ricotta books
and all the Captain Underpants books.

His favorite author is Dav Pilkey who is also the author of Dogzilla, When Cats Dream and other great ones.

And whether you are a kid or not, Pilkeymon's Paintbox is fun.

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June 11, 2005

Deer to Beer

Nothing to tie these new books together but very interesting subjects ...

798 RUSHIN The Caddie was a Reindeer and Other Tales of Extreme Recreation (brilliant sportswriting)
306.85 CONLEY The Pecking Order: Which Siblings Succeed and Why
591.756 COUTURI The Hopes of Snakes (did you know the site of Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike used to be an airport?)
501 SHERMER Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown
782.43 ROSE B The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad (Who was Frankie Baker? clue: he done her wrong)
609 SEVENTY The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World (includes fermented beverages)

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June 03, 2005

Spellchecking restaurant menus

trade paperbacksHighly recommended by the person who just returned the book:
NFI PA Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
by Anne Fadiman, a memoir of her word-obsessed family. They read, discussed, and argued about anything in print. This is a non-fiction trade paperback, so you would find it on the shelves nearest the newspapers. "Mass market" paperbacks are the short, fat ones in the revolving racks. "Trade" paperbacks are the taller, skinny one. You will find most of the fiction ones on the display wall. We also have special places for certain types of content: classics, science fiction, romance and so on. So you need to look carefully at the item information line at the bottom of each catalog record.

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