Bad Baby Names: The Worst True Names Parents Saddled Their Kids With, and You Can Too!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

baby-namesby Michael Sherrod, Matthew Rayback, Joey Gates, Joey Gates (Illustrator)

Throughout history, people have named their children truly terrible things, and this book has the proof. Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback combed through U.S. federal census records to find the absolute worst names parents have given their children. The result is this hysterical new take on the baby name book. Here are some samples of the hilarious names inside: Fanny Pack, Fanny Whiffer, Post Office, Warren Peace, Rubella Graves, Nice Carr, and Hell Hellickson. And then there are the names we thought Bart Simpson was making up as he prank called Moe’s Tavern: Hugh Jass, Al Caholic, Anita Bath, Amanda Hugginkiss, and Maya Buttreeks. This book is also filled with original illustrations and great photos that take a stab at what some of these babies may have looked like. Bad Baby Names is truly a one-of-a-kind book that makes a great gift for a friend, family member, or just yourself. Either way, Bad Baby Names is sure to make you laugh. Call Number CS2357 .S54 2008

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Twilight

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

twilightBy Stephenie Meyer
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.
What Bella doesn’t realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And, it might be too late to turn back. . . .
Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight will have readers riveted right until the very last page is turned. Call Number  Browsing Meyer

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Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

quickenBy Bonnie Biafore

Quicken is a convenient way to keep track of personal finances, but many people are unaware of Quicken’s power and use only its basic features. With “Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual,” readers of all levels will quickly learn how to use all aspects of the program so they can accurately handle their money. From recording checks and credit card charges to reconciling accounts, budgeting, handling loans, investments, and online transactions, “Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual” covers everything in a friendly, witty style that engages novices and experts alike. Beginners will appreciate the clear guidance on setting up Quicken to simplify their financial management tasks. Experienced users will learn how to work around Quicken’s idiosyncrasies. This book shows people how to use Quicken more effectively to track their money, stay on top of important financial decisions, and compile tax data automatically. Call Number HG179 .53 2008

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JavaScript: The Missing Manual

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

javaBy David Sawyer McFarland

Bestselling author McFarland teaches how to use JavaScript in sophisticated ways–even for those with little or no programming experience–with this clear and entertaining book that offers step-by-step tutorials. Call number QA76.73 .J39 M388 2008

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Tool School: The Missing Manual for your Tools

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

toolBy Monte Burch

For many woodworkers, buying new tools can mean a lot of guesswork and experimentation. Tool School eliminates the trepidation, saves time, and allows woodworkers to start using their tools correctly and safely. It covers everything from what to look for when purchasing tools to correct usage for safety and accuracy. Both portable and stationary woodworking tools are covered through extensive photography and illustrations. These days most tools come with what amounts to a pamphlet of safety advice that contains little information about how things work—this book is the missing instruction manual. Call Number TT186 .B825 2008

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Monarchy With David Starkey – Set 2

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

monarchy

The English Crown is one of the oldest surviving governing institutions in the world, and historian David Starkey is among its most erudite and energetic chroniclers. In this splendid documentary series, Dr. Starkey presents the complete history of British royal rule from the Dark Ages to the early 20th century. Filmed on location in castles, churches, and battlegrounds, it’s a vivid tapestry of bloodshed, betrayal, power, and passion. This second set from the series — which debuted on Britain’s Channel 4 in 2004 before airing on public TV stations States-side — covers the 1660s through the early 20th century and includes: “The Return of the King”; “The Glorious Revolution”; “Rule Britannia”; “Empire”; and “Survival.” Call number: DA28.1 .M662 2007

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I Remember Nelson

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

nelsonDirector: Simon Langton Cast: Kenneth Colley, Geraldine James, Tim Pigott-Smith

Kenneth Colley stars in this four-part miniseries (originally produced for British television) which dramatizes the life and adventures of England’s best-known naval officer, Lord Horatio Nelson. I Remember Nelson chronicles the great man’s life by telling his story as seen by several people who were close to him: his wife, a handful of good friends, a young soldier who served under him in a crucial battle, and his first officer. I Remember Nelson was aired in the United States as part of the award-winning anthology series Masterpiece Theater. Call Number PN1992.8 .H56 I23 2008

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Piece of Cake: A Memoir

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

cakeBy Cupcake Brown

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness.

Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty.

And that’s when things got interesting.

You have in your hands the strange, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a woman named Cupcake. It begins as the story of a girl orphaned twice over, once by the death of her mother and then again by a child welfare system that separated her from her stepfather and put her into the hands of an epically sadistic foster parent. But there comes a point in her preteen years maybe it’s the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once when Cupcake’s story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark comic blues opera. As Cupcake’s troubles grow, so do her voice and spirit. Her gut-punch sense of humor and eye for the absurd, along with her outsized will, carry her through a fateful series of events that could easily have left her dead. Call Number Browsing Brown

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