Every month the library Director, Jill, brings out at least one cart full of new books. The cart sits behind the reference desk for a day while we all take a look at the new books that have come into the library. Seeing the books gives us a good idea of what will be one the shelves, which helps us to help you find something new and interesting to read. Every time I look at this cart I add at least 5 titles to my “Read Someday” list. Here are a few that caught my eye this time.
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell – I like what Sarah Vowell does on the radio show This American Life. This should be and interesting and amusing read about Vowell’s search for Puritan America. A backcover blurb calls her a patriot, rebel, dreamer and cynic. I might have to wait for the audio version though, because Vowell’s delivery is superb.
Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession by Anne Rice – Anne Rice used to write dark, elegant vampire books. This is a memoir about her move from Catholicism to Atheism and back to Catholicism. Hmmm, it piques my interest.
Scattershot: My Bipolar Family by David Lovelace – From the inside cover: “Four out of the five people in David Lovelace’s immediate family have experienced bipolar disorder – including David himself….Scattershot is Lovelace’s poignant, humorous, and vivd account of bipolar disorder’s effects on his family…”
We Bought a Zoo; The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever by Benjamin Mee – Mee, an animal behavioralist, moves his family to a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside. The book has a number of beautiful photos of the animals and the “zoo” in the middle of the pages.
X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker by Alex Cox
Twisted Head: An Italian American Memoir by Carl Capotorto
Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor by Claudia Nice
The Year of the Boat: Beauty, Imperfection, and the Art of Doing It Yourself by Lawrence W. Cheek