I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

By | 2018-06-23T10:14:46+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

The Golden State Killer was a serial rapist and serial killer who operated in California from 1974 through 1986. He is responsible for more than 50 rapes and at least 12 murders. He is believed to be responsible for three different crime sprees in three different areas of California. In Visalia, California, he earned the name [...]

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter, Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

By | 2018-05-26T15:58:13+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

It’s impossible to do justice to the accomplishments of two such amazing women in a short review: which is why Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley is so valuable! Author Gordon details their eventful and captivating life stories with insight, humor and understanding, alternating chapters about each woman throughout. [...]

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The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook by Josh Scherer

By | 2018-05-05T13:44:54+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction|

I got a big kick out of The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook by Josh Scherer. Although I thought a lot of the recipes looked gross, they looked gross in an “oh my gosh that’s like a week’s worth of calories in one serving” kind of way not a “there’s no way I  would ever crave that rabbit [...]

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Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann

By | 2018-04-14T09:56:23+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction|

A court trumpeter. A silk weaver. A salvage diver. A circumnavigator… A common misconception both that people of African origin were absent from European countries till after the end of World War II, or, if their presence is acknowledged, it is assumed they were enslaved. But slavery was not allowed in 16th century England, and it [...]

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Native Plants of the Midwest by Alan Branhagen

By | 2018-03-10T12:05:12+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

Interested in planting the right stuff in your yard and flower gardens? Native Plants of the Midwest by Alan Branhagen is for you. In fact after browsing the copy we have at the library you might want to buy a copy to have on hand. Landscaping and gardening books and magazines are like cooking ones to [...]

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The perfect cookie : your ultimate guide to foolproof cookies, brownies & bars by America’s Test Kitchen

By | 2017-12-02T11:48:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction|

As someone who has had a love affair with cookies (especially the dough!) and baked them for decades, it’s hard to surprise me with any recipes I haven’t seen before. But cookbooks are just like running books to me - worth looking through just for that little nugget of information or inspiration that you might not [...]

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Simple Printmaking by Peter Weiss

By | 2017-11-06T14:00:35+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

Simple Printmaking is my “go to” book before I start any printmaking project. As a sporadic printmaker who works on their dining room table it’s helpful to be reminded  that you don’t need fancy equipment or even a studio to make exceptional art. Simple Printmaking begins with a basic list of materials and straightforward tips that [...]

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Tower Dog by Douglas Scott Delaney

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:43+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction|

Anyone who knows me knows the scorn I feel for cell phones but on the other hand, I love reading about our infrastructure, whether it’s bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers or cell towers, I find the work that goes into it and the workers who do it fascinating and I’mnot talking about the desk jockeys who are designing [...]

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H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:43+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, History, Non-Fiction|

H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil provides an intriguing complement and contrast to Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, as the author aims to uncover and convey the actual facts regarding the case of the man who is frequently (erroneously) called:  “America’s First Serial Killer.” The better-known portrayal of Holmes (as [...]

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Farm Dogs by Janet Dohner

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:44+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction|

There’s another fantastic book out from Storey Publishing and it’s Farm Dogs by Janet Dohner.  Any book about farm dogs is probably going to be good but this book is divided into sections on Livestock Guardian Dogs, Herding Dogs, Terrier and earth Dogs, and Multipurpose Farm Dogs.  There are detailed explanations of every breed as far [...]

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