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Internet Cat Reboot

The Internet is full of funny pictures, blogs, and videos on pretty much any topic. Cats get special attention, but books feature the comical adventures of many animals.

 

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel

Cat high by Terry deRoy Gruber

The secret life of squirrels by Nancy Rose

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein

I am Maru by Mugumogu

Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson

Michigan Architecture

Books Made Into Movies

The Da Vinci code: a novel by Dan Brown

The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The pursuit of happyness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe

The help by Kathryn Stockett

Parenting Around the World

LOL Audiobooks to check out/download

Good omens [sound recording] by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. .


A walk in the woods [sound recording]: [rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail] by Bill Bryson

 Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you'll find to the Appalachian Trail. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way-and a couple of bears. Already a classic, "A Walk in the Woods " will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).


Confessions of a shopaholic [sound recording] by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how-- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills

Discover Shakespeare

As you like it by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine

Cymbeline by William Shakespeare; edited by Robert B. Heilman

Hamlet by edited and rendered into modern English by Alan Durband

Henry VI, part one ; Henry VI, part two ; Henry VI, part three by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare ; edited by R.A. Foakes

Imagination Fact and Fiction

eBooks about Animals

Minecraft for Kids

Minecraft: awesome building ideas for you by Minecraft Books

Minecraft hacks: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics

Minecraft hacks master builder: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

Minecraft construction handbook by written by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (FyreUK) ; illustrations by James Barker and Theo Cordner

Minecraft: redstone handbook by written by Nick Farwell ; illustrations by James Burlinson, Theo Cordner [and 5 others]

The New Geek

Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!

Are you a geek?: 10[superscript 3] ways to find out by Tim Collins

Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground by Williams, John D

Nerd do well: a small boy's journey to becoming a big kid by Simon Pegg

Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson

Dog Breeds

Discover Space

The space book: from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy by Jim Bell

New frontiers of space by Jeffrey Kluger, Michael D. Lemonick and Time contributors

Space exploration: triumphs and tragedies by Kim Masters Evans

Space atlas: mapping the universe and beyond by James Trefil ; foreword by Buzz Aldrin

Smithsonian atlas of space exploration by Roger D. Launius & Andrew K. Johnston

The next space age by edited by Christopher Mari

Unicorns and Mythical Creatures

The last unicorn by Peter S. Beagle ; illustrated by Mel Grant

The Adventures of Tintin: The secret of the unicorn by Herge ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]

Book of enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede

Teach Your Dog New Tricks

Computer Help

Outdoor themed books

Into the wild by Jon Krakauer

A walk in the woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Blue highways: a journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon ; photographs by the author ; with a new afterword by the author

A moveable feast: the restored edition by Ernest Hemingway ; foreword by Patrick Hemingway ; edited, with an introduction, by Seán Hemingway

The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world by Eric Weiner

Teach Your Cat Tricks

Discover Camping

Fresh Recipes

The kitchen gardener's handbook by Jennifer R. Bartley

Fresh grilling: 200 delicious good-for-you seasonal recipes by Better Homes and Gardens ; project writer, Lisa Kingsley

Fresh: recipes for enjoying ingredients at their peak by [editor, Jan Miller]

Fresh from the farmers' market [electronic resource]: year-round recipes for the pick of the crop by Janet Fletcher ; photographs by Victoria Pearson ; introduction by Alice Waters

Everyday food: fresh flavor fast: 250 easy, delicious recipes for any time of day by from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living

Travel in the U.S.

The dog lover's guide to travel: best destinations, hotels, events, and advice to please your pet—and you by Kelly E. Carter

Lonely Planet's best in travel 2015: the best trends, destinations, journeys, & experiences for the upcoming year by written by James Bainbridge, Sarah Baxter, Joe Bindloss, Abigail Blasi, Joshua Samuel Brown, Stuart Butler, Kerry Christiani, Fionn Davenport, Megan Eaves, Bridget Gleeson [and 21 others]

Rick Steves travel as a political act by Rick Steves

Eyewitness travel family guide Florida

2014 North American RV travel guide & campground directory by contributors, Cynthia Baum, Kristopher Bunker, Steve Bibler, Tracy Bibler, Robert Cornejo, Jeff Crider, Glenn Dupree, Maxye Henry, Pam Kane, Paula Loehr [and 3 others]