photo of various new books and a DVD with a red, blue, and white scheme. The items are displayed on atop a bookshelf draped with the American Flag

For the 4th…

Many people may find they have some extra time to devote to reading due to the holiday this weekend.  We have been unabashedly adding to our collection here at Schmaling during the last month, and hope that you can find something to suitably interest you.  Of note in particular are the numerous non-fiction titles that have appeared this summer:

DEAD WAKE: THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA, by Eric Larson
EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, by Lynne Truss
81 DAYS BELOW ZERO:  The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska’s Frozen Wilderness, by Brian Murphy
THE GLUTEN-FREE BIBLE
OPERATION NEMESIS: The Assasination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, by Eric Bogosian
PAULA DEEN’S KITCHEN CLASSICS: The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook and The Lady & Sons, Too!, by Paula H. Deen
THE QUARTET: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, by Joseph J. Ellis
THE ROAD TO CHARACTER, by David Brooks
THERE’S A WOMAN IN THE PULPIT: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor, by Martha Spong
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, by David G. McCullough

♣ This book isn’t exactly new, but it was recently donated by our very own Sasha Cremer. I immediately read it and cannot recommend this book enough to everyone and anyone due to its clarity, brevity, humor, and necessity in what many view as an age where grammatical-correctness is highly unappreciated.  No matter if you are a “I-get-a-headache-trying-to-remember-which-to-to-use”, or a bona fide member of the grammar police who gets a headache just witnessing the misidentification of their, there, and they’re: this book will have something for you.  It’s an entertaining, informative, and short read perfect for the summer; and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the semi-colon before you’re through.

We also have both the Western and Eastern Europe Phrase Book & Dictionary, by Berlitz Phrasebooks

 

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