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Jan 23

Book Notes 1/23/2023

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 23, 2023 at 1:19 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

1/23/2023


Come join Robert Benda on Thursday, January 26 @ 5:30pm for our Photo and Video Workshop!  Learn basic techniques and how you can apply them in your work, hobbies, and social media. More information...


Bao by Loretta Liu

Asian-style buns, dumplings & more from your bamboo steamer // Bamboo steamers are at the heart of simple Asian cooking, producing everything from fluffy Korean pork bao buns to steamed Chinese chicken to Japanese steamed custard and more! This collection of recipes will help you use this simple and effective cooking tool from ancient China to produce vibrant and tasty treats.

641.595 LIU


Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell

Adele grew up in the shadows--first watching from backstage at her mother's Parisian dance halls, then wandering around the gloomy, haunted rooms of her father's manor. When she's finally sent away to boarding school in London, she's happy to enter the brightly lit world of society girls and their wealthy suitors. Yet there are shadows there, too.

Young Adult CORNWELL


The Dakota Way of Life  by Ella Cara Deloria & Raymond J. DeMallie

souls speak

Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians // Ella Cara Deloria devoted much of her life to the study of the language and culture of the Sioux (Dakota and Lakota). Her constant goal was to be an interpreter of an American Indian reality to others. This book is the result of the long history of Deloria's ethnographic manuscript on the Dakota social life.

305.8975 DELORIA


Without a Trace by Danielle Steel

One night on the Normandy coast, Charles Vincent falls asleep at the wheel and veers off the road and down the cliff. Miraculously surviving, he walks to a cabin where he meets Aude Saint-Martin. Charles discovers the passion his life has been missing-- and realizes he could walk away from his old life. But Aude has secrets of her own.

STEEL


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Jan 12

A Reader’s Guide to Book Pairings: Fiction and Nonfiction by Linnea Benton

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 12, 2023 at 2:10 PM by Genesis Gaule

Hello again, and welcome to this edition of Campbell Unclassified! 

It’s a brand new year, full of new horizons to explore, new challenges to overcome, new books to read! Have you made a reading goal for yourself this year? Maybe you want to try revisiting all your old favorites. Or head off on wild adventures with some epic fantasy. You could try some new skills with some how to books and our Library of Things. Read every James Patterson novel? Check out our new travel guides and plan your dream vacation? Try one of those “100 books to read before you die” challenges? 

Whatever your fancy, one of the first decisions many people make is whether or not they are going to read fiction or nonfictionMe? I say, “why not both?!”

Both is Good meme (from the movie The Road to El Dorado)

With that in mind, I would like to share some great book pairings with you; books that go together like Doc and Marty, peanut butter and jelly, Kirk and Spock, like wine and cheese!


Fans of Bridgerton Unite!

Whether you first met Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family on Netflix or in the novels, you may be interested in The Time Traveler’s Guide to Regency Britain: a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830 (for other novels set in Regency Britain, try authors Mary Balogh or Georgette Heyer).


American Tragedy

I highly recommend The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Then check out The White House Boys by Roger Dean Kiser--on which it was based--and We Carry Their Bones: the search for justice at the Dozier School for Boys, a new book detailing the recent forensic work done on the ground of the old reformatory school.


Journey to the Red Planet

There is a lot of great science fiction out there about space travel. For adventures on our planetary neighbor, try The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury or The Martian by Andy Weir. Then pick up Packing for Mars (comes in a children’s edition, too!) or Dinner on Mars if you’d like to know about the science behind making a visit to Mars possible.


Digging Up Dinosaurs!

Who DOESN’T love dinosaurs?! We have so many books about dinosaurs, you’re sure to find something you like, but have you read about Mary Anning? Check out Tracy Chevalier’s Remarkable Creatures for a tale of female friendship and fossils, and The Fossil Hunter: dinosaurs, evolution and the woman whose discoveries changed the world by Shelley Emling. Share her story with the kids with these children’s books: Mary Anning’s Curiosity, Dragon Bones, or Fossil Hunter!


Crime on the American Frontier

The infamous Bloody Benders are thought to be responsible for the gruesome murders of over a dozen men and one infant in Kansas between 1872 and 1873. The excellently researched Hell’s Half-Acre by Susan Jonusas is thoroughly engrossing. I can’t wait to check out the novel All the Blood We Share by Camilla Bruce!


You can check out more fiction/nonfiction pairings online!

Happy reading!

Jan 03

Book Notes 1/3/2023

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 3, 2023 at 10:03 AM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

1/3/2023


Come learn how to borrow e-books and e-audiobooks for free from the library on the Libby app! Join us Sunday, January 8 @ 1pm. More information...


Platonic by Marisa G. Franco, PhD

How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends // This book provides a clear and actionable blueprint for forging strong, lasting connections with others--and for becoming our happiest, most fulfilled selves in the process.

302.34 FRANCO


Strange Gods by Annamaria Alfieri

A Vera & Tolliver mystery // In early 20th century British East Africa, there are rules for the British and different ones for the Africans. Vera McIntosh, the daughter of Scottish missionaries, doesn't feel she belongs to either group. More than anything she dreams of seeing again the handsome police officer she's danced with. But more grisly circumstances bring Justin Tolliver to her family's home. The body of Vera's uncle, Dr. Josiah Pennyman, is found with a tribesman's spear in his back.

Mystery ALFIERI Vera v.1


Souls Speak by John Wingate

souls speak

Missing children reveal their serial killer from beyond // Details the astonishing paranormal investigation into the fate of three boys believed lost in the vast caves beneath historic Hannibal, Missouri. A year-long investigation involving three evidential clairvoyants independently identified the boys as the earliest victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, many years before the madman's Chicago murder spree claimed the lives of thirty-three young men and boys.

977.8 WINGATE


The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason

a Stoker & Holmes novel // Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood, so to speak. In 1889 Evaline, Mina, and their time traveler friend, Dylan are asked by the Princess of Wales Willa to find out what happened to Robby Ashton, who may have drowned--but the reappearance of vampires in the heart of London threatens to become a more urgent problem.

Young Adult GLEASON


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