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Friday, September 21, 2012

You CAN Handle the Truth: New Non-Fiction Picks

Posted by the Information Services Department (Gwen B., Amanda E., Lisa E., & Mary M.)

Every month, the cataloging department gets to see new books before everyone else.  Listed below, along with their Dewey Decimal classification, are our top picks of the non-fiction books that looked most interesting, ultra-informative, or just plain fun.

001.944 TAY  Monsters of Illinois: Mysterious Creatures in the Prairie State by Troy Taylor  You'll find the usual vampires and the Piasa bird, but have you heard about our (IL's) bigfoot and Thunderbird stories?  For all those and more, you'll need to check out this book.

006.7 AMI  How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time by Nina Amir The title says it all.  Start a targeted blog, build an audience, and then use them to convince editors that you have a great book waiting in the wings.

307.1  WOO  We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina by Tom Wooton  After Hurrican Katrina, residents of New Orleans had to face not only the physical devastation around them, but also the lack of governemnt services.  This book recounts the moving stories of residents who created thier own community resources to begin anew.
332.024 ECO  The Money Smart Family System by Steve and Annette Economides

Written by "America's Cheapest Family", this book provides a system to help you raise financially savy children.  Everyone will learn to earn, budge and spend wisely.

362.175 SAL  Walking on Eggshells: Caring for a Critically Ill Loved One by Amy Sales   Written by a social worker, this book gives sound, comforting advice for those caring for an ill family member. 

616.02 BEN Rabbit Housing: Planning, Building, and Equipping Facilities for Humanely Raising Healthy Rabbits  by Bob Bennet  If you are interested in raising rabbits as part of your urban homestead, you'll find all the info you need here.  Good for pet bunnies, too.

641.2 HUG  The Homebuilt Winery: 43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment by Steve Hughes.  Whether you need to build wine racks or grape press, you will find instructions for easy to build equiptment (and much cheaper than you can purchase).  There are no wine recipes here, the author assumes the reader has basic knowledge of fermentation processes.

641. 673 LEW  150 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Alison Lewis Everyone seems to have a favorite variation on grilled cheese sandwiches, a perennial American comfort food.  If you want to go outside the box, this book is for you.

700 - 799 THE ARTS
702.3 PEO  The Successful Artist's Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art by Margaret Peot.  If you're thinking of moving from hobbyist to pro, this book can help you.  It contains advise on everything to pricing your work, taxes, writing a good artist's statement and more.  Interviews with succesful artists provide interesting and informative encouragement.

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