Saturday, July 30, 2011

Edible Secrets

Edible Secrets A Food Tour of Classified US History by: Michael Hoerger & Ma Partlow
Non-fiction, history food 123 pages
Book Count: 48

This is a book about the role of food in un-classified US documents. It includes the role of Jell-o in the trial of Ethel and Juilus Rosenberg, how a movie theator owner trying to increase popcorn sales ended up with the CIA using LSD on people without their knowedge, and how Coke's All American image got them government help in dealing with the fighting in the Middle East. It includes copies of the actual documents and then the authors discusing it's importants and role in history.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Book in Review: Dixie

Dixie A Personal Odyssey Through Events That Shaped the Modern South By:Curtis Wilkie
Non-Fiction: history, Memoir 336 pages
Book Count: 48

This is the life story of a journalist who grew up in the south and was around during many of the key points in the Civil Rights Movement. He grew up in a family that was against the racism of the South, but still didn't actively oppose the unwritten rules of behavior regarding races in the South until after the movement started. As he was a journalist who covered southern news, political campaigns and the Middle East, it includes lots of stories and thoughts that you will not get in a history book.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Book in Review: Horns

Horns By: Joe Hill
Fiction: fantasy, horror, mystery 368 pages
Book Count: 47

Ig's life for the last year has been a living hell. His girlfriend was brutally murdered a year ago and everyone thinks he did it. He gets blackout drunk and wakes up with horns and powers to go with them. Now everyone tells him all their dark secrets and he can make them do all the evil things that they want to do, but wouldn't normally. Will he become a devil on earth or use his powers to stop the demon that killed his love?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

A Book in Review: Frogs & French Kisses

Frogs & French Kisses By: Sarah Mlynowski
fiction: YA, fantasy 277 pages
Book Count: 46

Rachel is a high school freshman; her dad just got re-married, she lost her boyfriend, the cool kids hate her, her mom & sister are vegetarians (she isn't) and she is the only non-witch in her household. So, normal end of the world teen problems. She tries getting her little sister to use her magic to help with her problems at school, but junior high kids that are just starting to learn magic aren't the best at complex magic. This book is a funny, lighthearted teenager story that deals with normal issues with the added problems of magic abilities (or lack of them).

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A Book in Review: Save Karyn

Save Karyn One Shopaholic's Journey to Debt and Back By: Karyn Bosnak
Non-Fiction: economics 444 pages
Book Count: 45

This is a non-fiction, autobiography by a woman that racked up tons of debt within a few months and then used the Internet to get out of it. She was one of the first people that made a website asking people to send her money. She tells the story of how she got into the debt and then what she did to fix the problem.