NEW at my library: July 8th, 2011

Good Morning, lovelies. There were some interesting things on our new book shelves yesterday. But first, how about a picture of our new book shelves. This is the holding place for "first copies" of items. They are taken from here by the catalogers Then they are given to the processors to meet up with the rest of the copies and get stickered and bar coded and all that good stuff, then sent out to the branches and Central.

Summer is a notoriously slow time. In the best of times, all those shelves would be full, and there would be overflow carts as well. But, as most people know, it hasn't been the best of times for libraries for a long, long time. But, for a random Thursday in July, that's not so bad.

Living Off the Grid -- Terri Reid

Is that even your real name, Ms. Reid? This caught my eye immediately. There are books about this? It really does cover everything, including how to purchase and keep bees. But, I was a little confused when I got to the part about obtaining a license to hunt and/or fish. Isn't that going directly ON to the grid?

Wound Care Made Incredibly Visual

I have to say, when I saw this on the shelf I was reluctant to open it. Is this something we need made visual? But, the majority of the visuals are illustrations. That's not to say there aren't pictures. There are pictures. And some of them are particularly graphic, but it's probably nothing worse than what you're looking at if you need this book, right? If you're a writer who wants to write about a wound, you might want to take a look.

The Thrifty Cook -- Lucy Doncster

It doesn't look particularly thrifty, but it does look tasty. Lovely pics and, I may be mistaken, but I think there is a picture of every single recipe in the book. There are nice bits about staples for your kitchen and some sample recipes. But, it doesn't look any more thrifty than any other regular cookbook. *shrugs*

Dutch & Belgian Food and Cooking
-- Jany de Moor & Suzanne Vandyck

Yum. I have to say, though, that even though the names of the dishes are very different, the ingredients are incredibly similar. Dutch custard = milk, vanilla, cornstarch, sugar and egg yolks same as a custard made in the USA. Still, if you're interested in expanding your cuisine horizons, this is a very interesting book.

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy
-- Dan Chiras

Just looking through this book, it didn't seem immediately accessible. Maybe it needs more than a flip through, or maybe it's meant for a more serious audience. If I were thinking about trying to make my home better with renewable energy, I would need an interpreter for this book.

Spend a little, Save a lot
-- Brad Staggs

Now this is a a home improvement book even I can use! Great pictures, step by step instructions and tasks that are not beyond the novice. They're not teaching you how to take down drywall here, but changing light switches, cleaning HVAC units, re-caulking tubs and showers, fixing small roof leaks.

Constructing Green Lantern: from page to screen
-- Ozzy Inguanzo

Everything you ever wanted to know about the GL movie from a visual standpoint.

Gentle Giants: an emotional face to face with dolphins and whales
-- Isabelle Groc

My favorite book of the bunch. If you read the text there is a high probability of learning something about dolphins and whales. But, this book is worth it for the images alone. They are mesmerizing. Check it out today and see for yourself.


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