Thursday, May 19, 2011

Books, books and more books!

Gear up for the summer with some great new books from the library. Here are just a few to tease your taste buds!

Work -- everyone does it. Sometimes it's enjoyable; sometimes it's exhausting. Explore the various aspects of this time-consuming activity with Alain De Botton's The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.

You think math is scary? Only if you're a zombie, according to The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jennifer Ouellette.

Admit it, you'd be lost without your GPS. Now you can find out why: You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon but Get Lost in the Mall by Colin Ellard.

Thought provoking answers to one of life's more interesting studies of motion: Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?: Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different by David E. Alexander.

Big fan of graphic novels? Try The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang.

Summer might be the most relaxing time of year for you, but don't sit idle. Fall semester will be here before you know it. Be proactive and try Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You by Sandra Felton.

We're all a little crazy; some just let it all hang out. Check out Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin by Judy Nolte Temple.

Bullying has become a pandemic in the United States, with reports such this one filling the news. Learn how to protect yourself, your children and others in And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence by James Garbarino.