Bookmarkers Book Club
This Nonfiction book club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm
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December 8th - "Blum's spine-tingling thriller about early 20th-century poisoners, their innovations in undetectable killing methods, and New York City's first medical examiner and toxicologist who documented the telltale signs of poisoning is given a theatrical twist in Coleen Marlo's reading." A Penguin Press hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 14)
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November 10th - Former private detective Errol Morris examines the nature of evidence and proof in the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case. In 1979 MacDonald was convicted of the brutal 1970 murder of his wife and two children, and remains in prison today. Morris, who has been investigating the case for nearly two decades, reveals that almost everything we know about it is ultimately flawed, and an innocent man may be behind bars.
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A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald | Errol Morris
Errol Morris sheds new light on a murder case that is more than 40 years old in A Wilderness Of Error
October 6th - Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis.
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The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.
Fresh Ink: New Books Out Today: April 2, 2013
San Francisco Public Library Summer 2014 Recommended Book List for Adults
Gulp Review | Book Reviews and News | EW.com
"Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal" by Mary Roach. She wrote "Stiff" and I loved it. Interesting science book are my new favorite!
Just kids / Patti Smith. In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City : the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship, and genius.
Join us on September 8 for a discussion of this memoir by Patti Smith.
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Just Kids by Patti Smith #poet #inspiration #art #music #pattismith #justkids #biography
'Just Kids', Patti Smith's wonderful account of her time with Robert Mapplethorpe in New York.
Just Kids by Patti Smith — great book
Everyone should read!!!!!!! - favorite book this year. #nyclife Just Kids by Patti Smith
August 4th: Pink argues that the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
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Drive. A MUST read. What drives you? by @danielpink
Work have become more about creativity and less routine. If autonomy is one of the biggest needs of human beings, then why companies still use the carrot and stick to motivate people? Daniel Pink states in a very concise way that management is a human invention, is the problem, not the solution. Concepts such as ROWE (Results oriented working environments) and the 4 T's of autonomy (Task, Time, Technique, Team) are brilliantly explained. Self determination is the drive. I loved this book.
3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink, http://astore.amazon.com/michellemcquaid-20/detail/1594484805. Number three on the positive business must read list is this wonderful book by Dan Pink which draws from many areas of positive psychology to explain why the carrot and stick approach to business so often fails. Want to learn more about using #positivepsychology at work www.michellemcquaid.com.
Daniel Pink - worth reading all from him
Catalog - Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us
July 7th: For the Time Being shows one of our most original writers--her breadth of knowledge matched by keen powers of observation, all of it informing her relentless curiosity--in the fullness of her powers.
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For the time being - This personal narrative surveys the panorama of our world, past and present. Here is a natural history of sand, a catalogue of clouds, a batch of newborns on an obstetrical ward, a family of Mongol horsemen. Here is the story of Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin digging in the deserts of China. Here is the story of Hasidic thought rising in Eastern Europe. Here are defect and beauty together, miracle and tragedy, time and eternity.
"For the Time Being" by Annie Dillard. "This book is best when savored or sampled slowly to let Dillard's rich, deep and metaphorical writing come to full bloom." Faith
Good book my friend gave me, I wish I still had it and all it's markings. It did not survive the fire but I will have to find it again anyway
Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation - by Michael Pollan. Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.
June 2nd Pick: "In Cooked, Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook."
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"Michael Pollan Joins Cheese Nun in Crusade for Real Food[...] When it comes to food & growing things, Michael Pollan has a gift for making you think outside the box. In his new book, 'Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,' he immerses himself in four types of cooking that he links--in theory, fact or informed fancy--to the ancient elements of fire, water, air & earth."
Top New Nonfiction on @goodreads, April 2013. Cooked by @MichaelPollan #kickupyourheels
Catalog - Cooked : a natural history of transformation
The Essays of E. B. White.
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Essais de EB White , par EB White | 32 Livres garanti pour vous faire rire aux éclats
Essays of E. B. White, by E. B. White | 32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud
Funny books! My favorite style of audiobooks for a long road trip!
Essays of E. B. White (Perennial Classics) by E. B. White, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060932236/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_yYKPtb15T35SZ
Catalog - Essays of E. B. White.
March 3rd Pick: Destiny of the Republic "A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet."
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President -- loved this book -- on a piece of our American history. Definitely worth reading.
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
Hear the fascinating story of James A. Garfield's meteoric rise from poverty to U.S. Presidency and his tragic end at the hands of deranged assassin Charles Guiteau. (Approximately 45 min.)
February 3rd Pick: "In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing."
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#HarukiMurakami #BookClub #reading #authors #books #WorthReading
'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running' by Haruki Murakami: In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and--even more important--on his writing.
January 2014 Pick: "Based on twelve years of research, thought leader Dr. Brene Brown argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection."
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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown #bookclub #BreneBrown #lifechanging #changeagent #connection
A book worth reading
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives... Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Well worth reading.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown. This book on vulnerability and living the "Wholehearted life" leads to reflection and laughter. Dr. Brown also has three wonderful TED talks that can be found on TED.com.
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Fewer nightclubs and more book clubs
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November 2013 Pick: In this book, Harvard psychologist Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.
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October 2013 Pick: Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem A critical view of San Francisco Flower Children worth reading whether or not you agree by #JoanDidion #books
“Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” by Joan Didion Joan Didion's nonfiction legacy all began with this collection of heartbreaking essays surrounding the naiveté of California's flower children. If the topic doesn't intrigue you, her stellar writing will.
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I read such a wonderful review of this (Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic) that it has to be added to my reading list.
12 Great Works of Narrative Non-Fiction
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#booklist 12 Great Works of Narrative Non-Fiction
12 Great Works of Narrative Non-Fiction You Have to Read! #books #reading
September Pick, as part of our ongoing Muslim Journeys Series, we will be reading this autobiographical graphic novel from Marjane Satrapi, about growing up in Iran.
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Persepolis, by Marjane SatrapI; GRAPHIC NOVEL MEMOIR -- Elizabeth
Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.
August Pick: This book demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts.
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Book discussion at the Town N Country Regional Library April 17th, 2014 at 6:45 PM. Check out these sample discussion questions: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/14-non-fiction/9077-quiet-cain?start=3
Quiet The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain: At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. Although they are often labeled quiet, it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
A manifesto for introverts. Read it if you prefer one-on-one conversations to cocktail parties, prefer to work independently rather than in a group or get frustrated by the pressure to be "on" all the time.
Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking / Susan Cain. Recommended by Misti T. , Children's Department
For October, the nonfiction book club is tackling personality with Susan Cain's "Quiet". Will we agree with her call for a #QuietRevolution?
Wild by Cheryl Strayed Book Trailer
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Audio slideshow // Cheryl Strayed talks about WILD and her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, with photos of her mother and her hike, including photos of her fabled "Monster" backpack.
wild trailer - YouTube
Join us on July 3rd to discuss Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" Margaret Powell. Also, come out and enjoy a screening of the entire first season of Downton Abbey on June 15. Both at the Main branch of Anderson County Library. The book narrates a kitchen-maid's through-the-key hole memoir of life in the great houses of England.
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Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell, 92 Powell | #downtonabbey (click book cover to place a hold)
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell. Autobiography. In the early 1900‘s young Margaret Powell entered into domestic service in England. She bravely chose to move to other positions until she knew enough to become a cook, one of the most coveted positions among those "downstairs." The book jacket says this memoir inspired Downton Abbey. It matches the Downton Abbey theme. Nice read. Short. 8 out of 10. More: http://queenbeewritings.blogspot.com/2013/05/below-stairs-by-margaret-powell.html
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
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Catalog - Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. Selected as a best book by Publishers Weekly, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, The Boston Globe, The Economist, NPR and Library Journal. http://libcat.bentley.edu/record=b1335583~S0
May 2013 Pick. The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope.
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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek /The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.” —Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review “Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.” — New York “This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.” —Judges’ Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award “[A] landmark book.” — The Wall Street Journal “A triumph of a book.” —Amartya Sen “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.” —Adrian Nicole LeBlanc “[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo’s prose is electric.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.” —People
Nerdfighters Book Club, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo, available on InfoSoup. We read this along with John Green and followed his vlogbrother posts about it.
April 2013 Pick. "In this work, the author has crafted both a work of history and a story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied...."