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Raissa

My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

Kondo's philosophy of inspiration and joy is infinitely more exciting than typical attempts at cleaning and purging. An inspirational approach to tackling material excess. [Raissa]


Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:37am

This is so much to explore here - historical, literary, famous, anonymous, funny, touching, rousing, behind-the-scenes correspondence - and wonderful reproductions of the original items.


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

This investigation into how we treat aging & the aged raises interesting practical & philosophical questions. It invites broader thinking about autonomy, the role of medicine, and how we approach death. [Raissa]


What We See When We Read

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ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2014

A mind-bending exploration of imagination:
how we see characters, landscapes, and more when reading. Illustrations
and quotes light up the concepts & techniques behind the magic of reading. A perfect example of a book you have to hold in your hand, flip through, and pore over. [Raissa]


The World of PostSecret

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ISBN: 9780062339010
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Published: William Morrow - November 4th, 2014

PostSecret is always so intriguing! Here is the latest collection of postcards written by ordinary folks who divulge a secret they've never told anyone. It gives us a little thrill to peek into someone's psyche, and the cards themselves are marvelously creative. [Raissa]


El Deafo

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ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 2nd, 2014

So fun, so sweet, and introduces us to a 100% endearing heroine. Although it's a true story of a hard-of-hearing
youngster, it is relatable to anyone navigating growing up (or who has
grown up) regardless of which abilities they might possess. A funny and charming book. [Raissa]


The Blood of Olympus ( Heroes of Olympus #05 )

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ISBN: 9781423146735
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 7th, 2014

The final book in this series is full of exciting adventure, with reappearances of well-liked characters. The fast-paced action and larger-than-life mythological characters and stories make this a favorite for young readers. [Raissa]


Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

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ISBN: 9781608198061
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014

Chast writes about her parents and their final years
in a graphic novel that is both funny & brutally honest. It has the
mixed up, muddled up grief & guilt from having imperfect parents, with helpings of humor. (Raissa)


Gabriel: A Poem

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 7:46pm
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ISBN: 9780385353571
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Published: Knopf - September 2nd, 2014

This is remarkable and clear-eyed in its recounting of his son Gabriel and Gabriel's life. It is emotional, but focused, a fitting tribute to a complex young man, and a testament to the power of creating, writing, and poetry. (Raissa)

 


Redeployment

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ISBN: 9781594204999
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Published: Penguin Press - March 4th, 2014

These short stories give insight into the people serving in the current war as well as military subculture. Written by a Marine veteran, it's a moving and enlightening
read for anyone trying to understand the experiences of loved ones who
have served and to understand part of America itself. (Raissa)

 


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