Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Frank Recommends

Winter: Notes from Montana
by Rick Bass
Mariner Books

A very personal writer, Rick Bass makes you care for the wilds, the solitude. He has written the best defense of Logan Canyon thus far. All of his books portray his love for the wilderness.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

queereads: New Look, Same Discount

Perhaps you'll notice the lack of a date and time on the poster above of when we'll meet to discuss the queereads selection for July, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Joyce Carol Oates. That's because we won't be meeting, but we will still highlight queer literature. As of now, queereads will be a monthly selection offered at 20% off. So come on down, or email us at books@samwellers.com to get your 20% off of Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang in July.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Debra Recommends

I Am the Messenger
by Markus Zusak
Alfred A. Knopf

You'll swear you're living in the Twilight Zone. This mysterious story is by turns funny, heartbreaking, horrific – great.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Catherine's Summer Reading Recommendations

I made my semi-annual appearance on KUER's Radio West this morning with Betsy Burton and Ken Sanders. Given the time of year, this is the show in which we each recommend books for reading during the summer. It's always a fun show to do. And it's a good one too. The three of us have different styles and tastes that make for a diverse selection of books. Here is a link to the Summer Book Show page. There should be a link posted Thursday that will allow you to listen to the show or download it for podcast.

But alas, there are always more books on our lists than the three of us can discuss in an hour. Below is my list of recommendations. The books indicated with an asterisk are the books I discussed on air.

*All New Square Foot Gardening
by Mel Bartholomew
*Complete Idiots Guide to Raising Chickens by Jerome D. Balanger
*Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes
Everything is Going to Kill Everybody by Robert Brockaway
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr.... by Hampton Sides
Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States.... by Michael Trinklein
*Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
*Little Book of Language by David Crystal
*Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow
Thames: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd
*Value of Nothing by Raj Patel

Anthill by E. O. Wilson
*Lightboxes by Shane Jones
Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
*Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
*Passage by Justin Cronin

*Adventure Stories
Boom by Mark Haddon
Clarice Bean: Guess Who's Babysitting by Lauren Child
*Clock Without a Face by Scott Teplin
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects.... by Ken Denmead
*Popville by Anouck Boisrobert
Over the Rainbow performed by Judy Collins, illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Red Umbrella by Christine Diaz Gonzalez
You are My Wish by Maryann Cusimano

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tony Recommends!

Living My Life
by Emma Goldman
Penguin Classics

The much maligned activist dedicated her life to works', immigrants' and women's rights and to freedom, equality, justice and art. She is one of my few heroes. Passionate and inspiring!