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May 03

Book Notes 5/3/2021

Posted on May 3, 2021 at 3:11 PM by Genesis Gaule

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5/3/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).


Walk in My Combat Boots by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann

True Stories from America's Bravest Warriors // An inspiring collection of hundreds of interviews by James Patterson. The interviews share brutally honest stories of men and women who have fought overseas. Walk in My Combat Boots gives an eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends, and coming home is really like.

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That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs

The Joys of Being an Amateur, the Power of Falling in Love, and Why You Need a Hobby // Bestselling author, national speaker, and successful podcast host invites you to experience life through wide-open faith and a healthy dose of fun, encouraging you to celebrate and discover God's design for fun in your life.

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The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine

A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient // A practical, optimistic guide that uses centuries-old wisdom to help us better cope with the stresses of modern living. Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. The Stoic Challenge teaches us how to transform life's stumbling blocks into opportunities for becoming calmer, tougher, and more resilient.

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Boeing 747 by Martin W. Bowman

A History: Delivering the Dream // In our skies for over half a century, the iconic Boeing 747 has transported hundreds of thousands of passengers across the world. The aircraft was the first wide-body airliner ever produced, and has set new standards in air travel and opened up the air routes of the world. Boeing 747 shows how the Boeing 747 has been developed in accordance with the changing demands of the ages.

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Apr 30

Book and Podcast Pairings by Andrea Lorenz

Posted 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 percent invisible

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.

who the hell is hamish

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.

in-the-dark

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.

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Apr 26

Book Notes 4/26/21

Posted on April 26, 2021 at 4:31 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

4/26/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).


World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments // Nezhukumatathil has called many places home: a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted, she was able to turn to our world's fierce and funny creatures for guidance.

590 NEZHUKUM

Vibrant by Dr. Stacie Stephenson

A Groundbreaking Program to Get Energized, Own Your Health, and Glow // Today's view of wellness is far too often fragmented, focusing on specific symptoms rather than the whole person. In Vibrant, Dr. Stacie Stephenson introduces readers to a new and empowering way of looking at health. Vibrant is like having a friend that just happens to be a leading health authority figure who brings you under their wing

613 STEPHENSON

Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Real Lives, Real Lessons // Women and Leadership presents a lively and readable analysis of the influence of gender on women's access to positions of leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end.

158.4 GILLARD

The Energy Paradox by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD

What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone // In The Energy Paradox, Dr. Gundry will offer readers the information and tools necessary to quiet the autoimmune battle raging within—a battle that depletes precious energy reserves, leaving you drained and prone to mood disorders and weight gain. With new guidelines readers can take back their lives, giving them the energy they need to feel, look, and be their best.

152.1 GUNDRY


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