Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Books and DVDs to look for

This is just my ongoing list of books and dvds to look for. I bump it up periodically so I can find it easily. This morning I used it to find a book on ponds we'd had from the library before and need now. This is probably not the best place to put this information but a text file is not accessible to me in the library, and this is. And I have used it a lot when trying to remember the name of something I want. I'm sure there are better ways but I am too low-tech to know about them. Or care, I guess.

Many of these are recommendations I've gleaned from others. Some are books that looked good in the bookstore but as I'm learning not to judge a book by its cover, I try to get them from the library before buying. Most are books we've gotten from the library and just didn't get to, though we were interested in them, truly. I am always looking for new book recommendations even though we have a houseful of books yet unread.

His Excellency, George Washington
The Mapmaker's Wife
The Story of Art (Gombrich)
Unexplained Laughter - Alice Thomas Ellis
The Armenian Table
Life of Pi
Tea Gardens - Lovejoy
The Journal of Mrs. Pepys
The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Bees In America - How the Honeybee Shaped a Nation
The Geographer's Library - Jon Fasman
The Queen of Dreams - Divakaruni
King Matt the First - Janusz Korczak
Man of Steel and Velvet - Aubrey Andelin
The Mammoth Cheese
The Illuminator
Language Wars - Beechick
Christmas Observed: A Literary Selection - Owen Dudley Edwards and Graham Richardson, eds.
The Prizewinner of Defiance, OH - book and/or dvd
Historical Fiction for Children: Capturing the Past - Fiona Collins
Reading Series Fiction: From Arthur Ransome to Gene Kemp - Victor Watson
The Fisherman's Quilt - Margaret Doyle
Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe that Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign - Stephan Tally
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
The Thief Taker - Janet Gleeson
The Passionate Observer - Jean Henri Fabre
How the Heather Looks - Joan Bodger
When Crickets Cry - Charles Martin
Montmorency - Eleanor Updale - audio read by Stephen Fry
Sixpence in her Shoe - Phyllis McGinley
Shackleton's Stowaway
The Inheritance of Loss - Kirian Desai
The Traitor's Gate - Avi
Maps for Lost Lovers - Nadeem Aslam
Scattered Minds - Lenard Adler, MD
The 13th Tale - Diane Setterfield
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
The Northern Lights - 538.709 Jago.J Lucy Jago
The Joy of Chemistry - Cobb
Chemical history of a candle - faraday
Luncheon of the Boating Party - Vreeland
Season on Harris - Yeadon
The Air We Breathe - Barrett

The Dark Frigate - Charles Boardman Hawes
Born in the Breezes: The Seafaring Life of Joshua Slocum - Kathryn Lasky
Magnus Maybe
The Avion my Uncle Flew - Cyrus Fisher
Told Under the Christmas Tree - Petersham (ill), MacMillan 1948
Maggie Rose: Her Christmas Birthday - Ruth Sawyer
The Christmas Doll - Elvira Woodruff
Take Joy: The Tasha Tudor Christmas Book
The wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet - Eleanor Cameron
Spirit of Endurance - Jennifer Armstrong
Across the Blue Pacific - Louise Borden
The Hero Schliemann - Laura Amy Schlitz
The Tavern at the Ferry - Edwin Tunis
The Signers - Dennis Brindell Fradin
Penrod - Booth Tarkington
The Door Within - Wayne Thomas Batson
The Chestry Oak - Kate Seredy
The Pig Scrolls - Paul Shipton
Here be Monsters! - Alan Snow
A Young Patriot - Jim Murphy
The Life of the Pond - William H Amos
The World's Greatest Fighters - Robert Jackson

Midshipman Bolitho - Alexander Kent
Dies the Fire - Stirling
Well-Intentioned Dragons - Marshall Shelley


DVD 513 MAT Zany world of basic math
The Crossing - A&E (Jeff Daniels as Geo Washington)

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