In honor of Black History month, the following new titles are recommended. color by Kenneth A. McClane is a collection of essays by Cornell University's W.E.B.
As Valentine's Day approaches, many turn their thoughts to their partner or their search for one. Some people need a little encouragement to get in the romantic mood. For inspiration on happy marriages, try Everlasting matrimony: pearls of wisdom from couples married 50 years or more by Sheryl P.
Ready to tackle some of the easier repairs on your car? Try some of these! To get a nice, clear presentation with appropriate charts and photos, Auto upkeep: basic car care, maintenance, and repair by Michael E. and Linda E. Gray, 2nd edition, is a good choice. Steps and troublespots are clearly set out and price guides give reasonable maintenance and repair budgets.
For the past several weeks I have listened to the CD format of the book The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson during my commute. The narrator was excellent--I completely forgot about him, although I can't speak to his ability with the Swedish language. The story kept me fascinated from beginning to end. One caveat--this is a gritty read. It has all the factors which usually drive me away from an author--extreme violence, language, sex, and more.
If you want to be entertained by the changing cleanliness customs through the ages and across the world, read The dirt on clean: an unsanitized history by Katherine Ashenburg. Dwelling in depth upon European and American customs, Ashenburg finds fun and amazing trivialities while laying out a case for American over-cleanliness. "'Clean'keeps receding into the distance," she says.