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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

Yes, another one already! It has been a VERY good week for neat books, so, in the interest of preventing booklists that crowd all other entries off the ol' Friends page, I brought my notes home. :-)


The complete guide to exercising away stress, by Debbie Lawrence. This one showed up on my desk the day after anotheranon's stress post ... how could I not take note of it after such perfect timing?

The vodka cookbook, by John Rose. In case the stress-reducing exercises don't work ... ;-)

Body brokers : inside America's underground trade in human remains, by Annie Cheney. This one comes to you courtesy of S., the cataloguer at the next desk on my left. According to her, a book that contains a current price list for human body parts HAS to go in my column. :p

Forever a soldier : veterans recall the moments that changed their lives, edited by Tom Wiener.

British Isles : a natural history, by Alan Titchmarsh. Companion volume to the BBC television series.

Eating in : the ultimate comfort food for entertaining at home, by Alison Price and Nanette Newman.

Healthy dairy-free eating, by Mini C and Tanya Carr. Part of an allergy/medical condition cookbook series which teams up dieticians and professional chefs to produce nutritious recipes that taste yummy.

Enough about you, let's talk about me : how to recognize and manage the narcissists in your life, by Les Carter.

Come on in! : new poems, by Charles Bukowksi.

Persian love poetry, edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sheila R. Canby.

Two birthdays in Baghdad : finding the heart of Iraq, by Anna Prouse.

Salmon : the cookbook, by Bill Jones.

Michael Rabin : America's virtuoso violinist, by Anthony Feinstein.

Greek lyric poetry : a new translation, by Sherod Santos.

ABBA unplugged, by Karl French.

Painting the walls red : the uninhibited woman's guide to a fabulous life after 40, by Judy Ford.

Hiding in the mirror : the mysterious allure of extra dimensions, from Plato to string theory and beyond, by Lawrence M. Krauss.

Sharon and my mother-in-law, by Suad Amiry.

Don Owen : notes on a filmmaker and his culture, by Steven Gravestock.

Children of the doomed voyage, by Janet Menzies.

Indecent secrets : the infamous Murri murder affair, by Christina Vella.

Some kind of genius : the extraordinary journey of musical savant Tony Deblois, by Janice Deblois and Antonia Felix.

The big book of low-carb, by Kitty Broihier and Kimberly Mayone.

Macaroni & cheese, by Marlena Spieler. Includes salads, desserts, and other surprising versions of this popular comfort food, as well as traditional recipes.

Healthy eating for the menopause, by Marilyn Glenville and Lewis Esson.

Untrodden grapes, by Ralph Steadman.

The naming of names : the search for order in the world of plants, by Anna Pavord.

The pebble and the avalanche : how taking things apart creates revolutions, by Moshe Yudkowsky.

Nineteenth-century fashion in detail, by Lucy Johnston.

Academy Zappa : proceedings of the First International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology, edited by Esther Leslie and Ben Watson.

Extreme nature, by Mark Carwardine (co-author, with Douglas Adams, of the marvelous Last chance to see).

Public toilet design : from hotels, bars, restaurants, civic buildings and businesses worldwide, by Cristina de Valle Schuster.

Araki : self, life, death, edited by Akiko Miki, Yoshiko ISshiki, and Tomoko Sato.

Oriental theatre, by Philip Freund.

Exercises for climbers, by Lisa M. Wolfe. Climbers require arm and shoulder strength and endurance, so I figure what works for them should be good for fencers ...

Trailers, by Mark Kneece and Julie Collins-Rousseau.

Buja's diary, by Seyeong O.

And, in the personal reading department: today D. from work loaned me Brooklyn dreams, by J.M. DeMatteis and Glenn Barr. Looks very promising and, judging by past reading loans between us, it will be good, since we do quite well on the reading tastes thing (I've got him newly hooked on Keith Hartman and Kage Baker ... he'll be starting on my copy of The graveyard game this weekend). Am also reading my newly-acquired copy of The little ice age : how climate made history 1300-1850, by Brian M. Fagan. Oh, and got 'round to reading Joss Whedon's Serenity : those left behind last night; the artwork is reasonably good, except for Wash looking like a demented elf instead of like Alan Tudyk, and it does fill in some of the gaps between the TV series and the film (why Shepherd Book left the crew, etc.), but some things are still left unanswered (such as the men in the blue gloves ... although one intriguing panel hints that they may not be gloves at all ***grin***). The book has "1" on the spine, as in volume one, so hopefully Mr. Whedon and Dark Horse Books plan to share the rest of the story with us ...
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