JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

The Cataloguer's Desktop

Yep, the post-it pile is getting scarily tall once again and, judging from people's LJs, the general mood includes a hunger for new reading. So here's another lengthy list of interesting-looking books that I've catalogued recently (remember, I haven't read any of these ... yet ... they're just the ones that stood out from the rest of the pile ***grin***):

The God Gene : How Faith Is Hardwired Into Our Genes, by Dean H. Hamer. Poses the interesting notion that humans possess a genetic tendency towards belief/faith.

All About Machine Arts : Decorative Techniques From A To Z, issued by Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines. This is one I'm considering buying ... full of wonderful tips for extending the uses of your sewing machine.

Castle : a History of the Buildings That Shaped Medieval Britain, by Marc Morris.

The Fat Girl's Guide to Life, by Wendy Shanker.

One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema, by George Melnyk.

Physique : classic photographs of naked athletes, edited by Peter Kuhnst. Spans the entire history of photography ... gorgeous stuff!

Teasing Secrets From the Dead : My Investigations At America's Most Infamour Crime Scenes, by Emily Craig.

Marching Powder : A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail, by Rusty Young.

Curious Minds : How a Child Becomes a Scientist, edited by John Brockman.

Kosher for Everybody : The Complete Guide to Understanding, Shopping, Cooking, and Eating the Kosher Way, by Trudy Garfunkel. Included because Jewish dietary laws regarding the separation of dairy foods mean that kosher recipes can be a wonderful resource for the lactose intolerant.

Chewing Gum : the Fortunes of Taste, by Michael Redclift.

Zen Brushwork : Focusing the Mind with Calligraphy and Painting, by Tanchu Terayama.

All the Pope's Men : The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks, by John L. Allen.

Monturiol's Dream : The Extraordinary Story of the Submarine Inventor Who Wanted to Save the World, by Matthew Stewart.

Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation, edited by Anthony Kiendl.

Home Cheap Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Great Decorating, by Budget Living Magazine.

How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: The Right Words for Difficult Times, by Robbie Miller Kaplan.

Dear Valued Customer: You Are A Loser, by Rick Broadhead.

Who Cares What You're Supposed to Do: Breaking the Rules to Get What You Want in Love, Life, and Work, by Victoria C. Dickerson and Carlo Fine.

America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation--From the Salem Witches to the Guantanamo Detainees, by Alan M. Dershowitz.

Dave's Quick 'n' Easy Web Pages : An Introductory Guide to Creating Web Sites, by Dave Lindsay ("Dave's Quick 'n' Easy Web Pages 2 : A Guide To Creating Multi-page Web Sites" is also available at the publisher's site)

Amazonia : Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut, by James Marcus.
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