Sunday, December 30, 2018

Adulthood is a Myth:

Adulthood is a Myth: A "Sarah's Scribbles" collection by: Sarah Andersen
Non-fiction: Comic, humor, e-book
E-book Count: 38
Book Count: 75

A collection of comics about the life of an adult female. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

This Calls for a Drink!:

This Calls for a Drink!:The Best Wines & Beers to Pair with Every Situation by: Diane McMartin
Non-fiction: Food, 245 pages
Physical Book Count: 37
Book Count: 74

This is a book on beer and wine for the average person.  So it tells you drinks that would work good with things like: binge watching TV, stalking people on social media,  dealing with roommates, and the things you picked up at the farmer's market and have no idea what to do with it.  There are boxes with information on different styles of beers and wines as well as how to read the labels of wines from around the world. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus: Beginnings

Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus: Beginnings (book 1) by: Lydia Sherrer
Fiction: Paranormal: Mystery, E-book
E-book Count: 37
Book Count: 73

Lily is a wizard (born with a natural talent to do magic) her mentor's nephew Sebastian is a witch (can use some magic because of connections made in life to magical beings). We also briefly meet some of the fae that he uses to do work, in exchange for pizza and alcohol.  Most wizards look down on witches, but Lily is willing to help Sebastian from time to time.  In this book of the series she helps him deal with a ghost in a cursed house and retrieves a magical artifact that his family has had for generations (and he stole from his wizard brother.)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal

Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by: Harold Schechter
Non-fiction: History, E-book
E-book Count: 36
Book Count: 72

This book goes over the story of Alfred Packer, who was part of  an ill fated group of gold prospectors who do to: bad planning, bad weather, and him not being as good of a guide as he said ended up almost all dying.  He in a small group of the men set out in the bitter cold of Colorado in winter in the hopes of making it to an Indian Agency, that they thought was just a couple of days away.  The 5 men with him all ended up dead and he ate some of them.  Although, the cannibalism was seen as horrible, what ended him up in jail for most of his life was the possibility that he killed all the men and then took their money.  Packer's story was that Bell (one of the other men) killed all the others while he was out looking for food, and then he had to kill Bell in self-defense. (And that the money was doing no good in the pockets of dead men.)  However, Packer was known as a chronic lair, and a number of the details of the story changed the different times he told the story.  The book covers all of his life as well as the legacy of him and his story including people attempting to get him exonerated and those trying to prove his guilt.  

Saturday, December 01, 2018

American Monsters:

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America By: Linda S. Gogfrey
Non-fiction: 340 pages
Physical Book Count: 36
Book Count: 71

This book is on various cyrptozoological creatures of America.  It is divided into land, water and air creatures, with notes that some could fit in multiple categories.   It has well known things like Bigfoot and more locally known ones as well.  It includes both the history of a creature, especially ones that might be traced back to Native American legends, as well as modern sightings of the creature.