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Monday, August 27, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 8/27/2018 - 9/2/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 8/27/2018 - 9/2/2018

It seems like everyday has some new theme to celebrate so I thought it might be fun to see what kind of interesting books I can find  (new, old, or coming soon) for an everyday holiday. In fact, most days have more than one holiday!

Just so you know I have not read most of these but the ones I pick seem the most interesting.  You can probably find tons more books for each holiday but I am only going to pick two books for every holiday.

Let me know what you think.  Do any of them seem interesting to you? Is there another book you think would be a better choice?



MONDAY AUGUST 27TH 2018

 

Banana Lovers Day

Title: Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Cozy Mystery
What It Is About?: Sadie Hoffmiller has survived eighteen months of nonstop adventures filled with murder, deceit, and danger. She could really use some rest—and maybe even some time to heal—relaxing in the tropical paradise of Kaua'i. However, palm trees and sunshine are not as effective a medication as Sadie had hoped. And when she finds herself entangled—literally—with a dead body, she is forced to face the compounding fears and anxieties that are making her life so difficult to live.”(from Goodreads)
Available: NOW


Title: We Are Bananas. By Charles Saatchi
Genre: Art, Popular Culture
What It Is About?: In his new book, Charles Saatchi looks at hard-to-believe bewildering facts. Amongst the startling images, these mystifying hidden stories are explained in Saatchi’s entertaining, succinct style.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW






TUESDAY AUGUST 28TH 2018

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

Title: The Rainbow Bridge by Adrian Raeside
Genre: Fiction, Children's, Picture Book, Animals, Pets
What It Is About?:Adrian Raeside captures the special bond between humans and their pets, and with marvelous illustrations, brings a gentle humor to a story that will resonate with children and pet lovers of all ages.”(from Goodreads)
Available: NOW



Title: The Legend Of Rainbow Bridge by William N. Britton (illustrated by Dandi Palmer)
Genre: Fiction, Children's, Picture Book, Animals, Pets
What It Is About?: “The Legend of Rainbow Bridge by William Britton has comforted the hearts and souls of countless animal lovers around the globe. Written for adults and children of all ages, Mr. Britton s healing words offer solace and comfort to those left behind when their beloved companions journey to Rainbow Bridge. This beautifully revised hardcover edition is filled with stunning new illustrations by Dandi Palmer and is a must for all who share their lives with animals of any kind.” (From Goodreads)
Available: NOW


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29TH 2018


More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Title: Herbs And Spices by Cinzia Trenchi
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health & Fitness, Herbal Medications
What It Is About?:Even in the smallest gardens, there’s a world of herbal remedies awaiting us—and this beautiful book is packed with a wide variety of wonderful recipes to try. They include delicious dishes and extracts, such as Sautéed Wild Fennel with Broad Beans and Artichokes; infusions and juices, like a Lime and Lime Flower Honey Tisane; and products for personal care, including Clove Soap, Lavender Scrub, and Soothing Toothpaste with Aloe and Mint.” (From Goodreads)
Available: NOW


Title: The Art Of Herbs For Health by Rebecca Sullivan
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health & Fitness, Beauty & Grooming
What It Is About?: This beautifully photographed book contains a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to improve their health with herbs. Herbal medicine has been used for centuries, and in this thoughtful and inspiring guide, Rebecca Sullivan shares a combination of traditional wisdom and modern ideas.” (From Goodreads)
Available: SEPTEMBER 4TH 2018




THURSDAY AUGUST 30TH 2018


Beach Day



Title: Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Contemporary
What It Is About?:  “Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW


Title: Beach Day by Karen Roosa (illustrated by Maggie Smith)
Genre: Fiction, Children's, Family
What It Is About?: The perfect board book for summer! Buoyant verse and bright, playful illustrations capture the singular feeling of a hazy, lazy day by the ocean, complete with a ball game with new friends, water-skiers and sailboats, and a picnic lunch. A captivating introduction to the beach for young children.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW



FRIDAY AUGUST 31ST 2018


We Love Memoirs Day


Title: The Boy Who Slept Under The Stars by Roseann Lloyd
Genre: Memoir, Poetry
What It Is About?:Roseann Lloyd's new poetry collection takes us on a sister's unflinching exploration into grief for a brother lost on a solo hike in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. His clothes are found but not his body. How does one mourn without a body? This absence calls up memories of his life and mixed emotions; it evokes other disappearances—children missing in Iraq, climbers lost on Everest, a college student drowned.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW



Title: Dark Star by Alan Strachan
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir
What It Is About?: Vivien Leigh was perhaps the most iconic actress of the twentieth century. As Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche Du Bois, she took on some of the most pivotal roles in cinema history. Yet she was also a talented theatre actress with West End and Broadway plaudits to her name. In this ground-breaking new biography, Alan Strachan provides a completely new full-life portrait of Leigh, covering both her professional and personal life. Using previously-unseen sources from her archive, recently acquired by the V&A, he sheds new light on her fractious relationship with Laurence Olivier, based on their letters and diaries, as well as on the bipolar disorder which so affected her later life and work. Revealing new aspects of her early life as well as providing glimpses behind-the-scenes of the filming of "Gone with the Wind" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," this book provides the essential and comprehensive life-story of one of the twentieth century's greatest actresses.” (From Goodreads)
Available: FEBRUARY 28TH 2019


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST 2018

World Beard Day

Title: Boo’s Beard by Rose Mannering (Illustrated by Bethany Straker)
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book, Dog
What It Is About?: This sweet book familiarizes children with social disabilities, such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children learn the meaning of facial expressions and are introduced to the possibility that some children may have difficulty interacting with them.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW


Title: The Philosophy Of Beards by Thomas S. Gowing (Illustrated by John Kettlewell)
Genre: Fiction, Humor, Topic, Relationships
What It Is About?: Reminding us that since ancient times the beard has been an essential symbol of manly distinction, Thomas S. Gowing (whom we trust had a spectacular beard) presents a moral case for eschewing the bitter bite of the razor. He contrasts the vigor and daring of the bearded—say, lumberjacks and Lincoln—with the undeniable effeminacy of the shaven. Manliness is found in the follicles, and the modern man should not forget that “ladies, by their very nature, like everything manly,” and cannot fail to be charmed by a fine “flow of curling comeliness.” Even old men can hold on to their vitality via their beards: “The Beard keeps gradually covering, varying and beautifying, and imparts new graces even to decay, by highlighting all that is still pleasing, veiling all that is repulsive.” (From Goodreads)
Available: OCTOBER 23RD 2018



SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND 2018


World Coconut Day

Title: Luscious Coconut Desserts by Lori Longbotham (Photography by Lucy Schaeffer)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cookbook, Desserts
What It Is About?: When you think of coconuts, what comes to mind? Paradise, of course! Toasted, sugared, creamy, or crunchy, nothing compares to the flavor of coconut. Lori Longbotham, beloved author of the popular Luscious series including Luscious Lemon Desserts and Luscious Chocolate Desserts offers a taste of paradise with over 60 recipes for coconut-based cakes, tarts, cookies, custards, sauces, and candies. From classic coconut cream pie to Coconut Pistachio Baklava, Lori's recipes are proof that sweets can be nutritious! Coconut is high in fiber, rich with vitamins and minerals, and utterly indulgent. This is a great cookbook for those who are delighted by coconuts!”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW



Title: Coconut by Ben Mims
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cookbook, Ingredients
What It Is About? Whether you're a recent coconut convert or a longtime lover, Ben Mims's cookbook will give you newfound admiration for this hard-shelled fruit. This edition cracks the coconut open from all angles, with recipes like Black Pepper-Coconut Dutch Baby, Soaked Coconut & Semolina Cake and Indian Coconut & Red Cabbage Slaw.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW


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