Monday, March 16, 2015

Come Check Out Our New Books

Spring break is over and warmer weather is finally rolling in -- late to the party, but who are we to quibble? It's time to start planning your warm weather activities, and here at the library, we hope that sunning on the lawn with a new book in your hands will be one of those. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Explore the cuisine of France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Greece, Hungary, Spain, and China with our Culinaria series. Each book offers a detailed exploration of their country's cultural and culinary delights, and they are sure to both thrill your palate and edify your mind.

Delve into the psychology behind our everyday lives and the people we love with books like Do Fathers Matter? by Paul Raeburn, which challenges and myths and sterotypes of fatherhood and considers its undervalued significance; Is That A Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz; and Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies. The authors of the New York Times bestselling book, Freakonomics, return with further insights on how to retrain your brain in Think like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. And if you suffer from procrastination, check out Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day by Sam Bennett.

April is National Poetry Month, but that's no reason not to enjoy a book or two of poetry right now. Check out Wet: Poems by PVCC's own Carolyn Creedon and The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris. If you'd like to start writing poetry of your own, check out The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry.

Take charge of your learning and master subjects such as math, science and languages with these books: A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley and Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner.

Juan Cole explores the history behind the Arab Spring in The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East and Jenny Nordberg tells the stories of four people born as girls and raised as boys in The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg.

Find all these books and more on our new books list!