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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 10, 2022 at 11:50 AM by Genesis Gaule
Our January Book Club pick is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information
Cabin Tripping by JJ Eggers
Where to Go to Get Away from It All // Whether readers are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a quiet retreat, a cozy night around a fire pit or a summery lakefront sojourn, this book delivers. Divided into six Chapters-Forest, Tropics, Mountain, Arctic, Water, and Desert-the book features a curated collection of over 80 of the most incredible cabins available to rent all over the globe. Each cabin profile includes information on how to get there, activities to enjoy in the area (hiking trails, fishing holes, thermal spas, and more), and tips like when to plan your visit to maximize your "leaf-peeping" or whale-watching opportunities".
Relics by Jamie Grove and Max Grove
A History of the World Told in 133 Objects // The Mini Museum is a collection of treasures gathered from across space and time shared by tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries. Each item in the collection is a story connected to a childhood dream of sharing all the wonders the universe has to offer while bringing all of us closer together. In this book, the Mini Museum team shares the stories of real objects that have shaped our very existence across billions of years of history.
NPR's Podcast Start Up Guide by Glen Weldon
Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget // From NPR comes the definitive guide to podcasting, featuring step-by-step advice on how to find a unique topic, tell the best stories, and engage the most listeners, as well as the secrets that will take a podcast to the next level.
Design a Healthy Home by Oliver Heath
100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing // This illustrated guide to detoxifying a home includes one hundred ideas to support health and well-being in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and workspaces that are affordable, stylish, and easy to implement.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 30, 2021 at 1:31 PM by Genesis Gaule
The weather is slowly getting nicer and so I’m getting ready for my yard work. One of my favorite things to do is to be outside in the garden, in the yard, working on the house and listening to a podcast. Some podcasts are so immersive that I hate to be finished with them! For those of you who enjoy immersing yourself into something and want to keep that vibe going, I’ve got some podcast and book pairings.
99% Invisible promotes itself as a podcast about architecture and design, but what it really does is reveal the secret histories of things all around us. They cover hostile architecture (those really uncomfortable cement benches in train stations? Yeah those!), barbed wire, braille, flags, and the blackest black paint ever. I always find myself full of interesting tidbits after going on a 99pi (as it’s colloquially known as) binge.
If this is one of your favs, check out A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About) by Spike Carlsen (031.02 CARLSEN). Carlsen takes what we think of as mundane – the mailing of a letter – and dives into just how it gets from your mailbox to its destination (with machines, fluorescent markings, airports, sorting, carriers and more!). You’ll never look at your local mailbox the same.
One podcast that I’ve been binging lately is Who the Hell is Hamish? the story of Hamish Watson, serial conman. He could be whoever you wanted him to be – a professional skier bound for the Olympics, a family man, stepping in for an absent father, a hedge fund manager, a laid-back surfer dude.
Hamish would probably get along well with The Commander from Abby Ellin’s Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married (ebook). Ellin, a reporter for the New York Times, looks back into her relationship with a man she almost married whose past proved to be completely fabricated. How could a bright young woman fall completely for such blatant lies? Take a peek inside to find out the science of lying, the history of con artists, and the effects of betrayal.
If true crime is more your flavor, you’ll want to check out the first season of In the Dark, an investigative podcast into the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling. Wetterling disappeared from his neighborhood in St. Joseph, MN in October of 1989, and the case remained unsolved for 27 years. It dives into the history of the investigation and lays bare the mistakes of local law enforcement.
If you were haunted by the Wetterling case, you should check out Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey, a mystery novel directly inspired by the Wetterling kidnapping. Cassie McDowell lives in a small town in Minnesota in the 1980s and life is pretty wholesome. Until local boys start to go missing. One by one, they return – violent, moody, and withdrawn. The town is rocked to its core, but Cassie is unaffected, until it’s her sister who disappears and returns changed.
Tag(s): true crime, recommendations, podcasts, nonfiction, mystery, kidnapping, fiction, conartists, art and design, architecture, Andrea Lorenz