400 Things Cops Know by Adam Plantinga

By | 2018-10-13T09:39:58+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

I am a big fan of police officers and 400 Things Cops Know only made my admiration for them grow. Written by police officer Adam Plantinga, it’s like a little advice book for those who are new to law enforcement. Divided into chapters like “12 things Cops Know About Domestic Violence” or “16 things Cops Know [...]

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The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

By | 2018-08-25T09:56:42+00:00 August 25th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

Have you ever felt harassed by a door that just wouldn’t open? You push, you pull, and yet, nothing? Do you blame yourself for not knowing how to open the door? Well, you shouldn’t! The issue isn’t with you; it’s with the design of the door. The Design of Everyday Things takes a look at the [...]

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Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility: The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth by Marian Veevers

By | 2018-08-18T13:51:54+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

When it comes to details on the lives of late-18th/early 19th century writers Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth, it’s natural to yearn for more. Austen was a prolific correspondent, but so often acerbic in her comments on acquaintances and relatives, that most of her letters were heavily censored by or destroyed outright by family members. Wordsworth, [...]

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Campus Canines: the Dogs of Indiana University

By | 2018-07-21T10:16:46+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

Ok, I graduated from Purdue so I feel like I’m betraying them but there is a new book out  from Indiana University Press called Campus Canines that is so cute! Purdue, we need our own book featuring Boilermaker dogs! Regardless, I.U. and dog fans will want to take a look at this and I’m sure they [...]

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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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