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Dishing out wity one-liners and old-fashioned country logic the same way an old camp cook dishes out beans and biscuits, Roy English's Advice from a Country Farmer is simply this—no-nonsense humor and wisdom from a country gentleman schooled in common sense and kindness. • Most farmers work only half a day; the other twelve hours they do other stuff. • When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. • Don't skinny dip with snapping turtles.

That Book About Harvard: Surviving the Famous University, One Embarrassment at a Time; A Memoir, by Eric Kester

In 1969, a young girl makes a trip from Coney Island to the swampy coastland on the rural outskirts of Helsinki, Finland. There, her death will immediately become part of local mythology, furnishing boys and girls with fodder for endless romantic imaginings. Everyone who lives near the swamp dreams about Eddie de Wire, the lost American girl. . . .

We could all use some advice now and then. When the self-help books just aren't helping, it's time to call in the experts: real people. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Adair Lara polled her readers for life lessons learned through experience, receiving thousands of heartfelt and irreverent responses.

Trying to decide what to read in 2013. Wonder no more! I've prepared a list for ya.

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

The Girl Who Was Supposed to DIe: She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run.

Picture this - a male librarian, 6 foot 7 inches with Tourette's syndrome who also happens to lift weights in his spare time. Not fiction, this is Josh's true story about growing up Mormon and dealing with Tourette's syndrome. He is a super book geek and his story of overcoming his syndrome, his wonderful family and life in a public library come together in a feel good tale. I listened to this on audio and really enjoyed it!!