Monday, July 18, 2011

Hot reads for a hot summer day!

It's hot! It's so hot that there's not much else to do but stay inside and read. With that in mind, may we suggest some of the following?

If learning the origins of everyday items like cough drops, crossword puzzles and chopsticks excites you, then you may be looking for An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson.

Trailblazers, heralds of modern society or depraved and wild -- you be the judge after reading Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz.

You are what you eat, so you better be well informed. Try: Food, Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer -- and What You Can Do About It, edited by Karl Weber.

Pay homage to the man who brought Chinese martial arts to the forefront: Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit: A Biography by Bruce Thomas.

Adultery, thievery and favoritism. No, we're not talking about the newest drama on television, we're talking about The Private Lives of Birds by Bridget Stutchbury.

Our entire list of new books can be found on our Web page or through our catalog. So, curl up with a good book, a fan and a cold drink. It's going to be a scorcher!