Showcase Sunday

My local library had a book sale. Book haul for the win. #1-6 = $6. The last book I bought from a local small business book seller. I try to support local when I can. 😀

1. Potager

Fully illustrated book of French cooking from a potager or kitchen garden. A collection of sixty recipes based on the freshest fruits, vegetables and herbs.

2. Independence Day: Novelisation

The rumors of a secret government project concerning the remains of a crashed spaceship in Roswell, New Mexico, prove to be true as the brethren of the craft come calling. As panic grips the nation, all wonder exactly what these visitors from space intend. Publication to coincide with the release of the motion picture of the same name from Warner Brothers. Includes a prequel not dramatized in the film. Color illustrations throughout.

More books behind cut. 😀

3. Everyday Acts and Small Subversions: Women Reinventing Family, Community and Home

“Anndee Hochman helps us to imagine the new possibilities for relationships, rituals and language … and to understand that when we throw away that rule book we are not alone.”–Ms.

“A wonderful trove of experimentation and possibility.”–The Women’s Review of Books

“This book is a homecoming!”–Philadelphia Daily News

4. Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds for Healthful Living

Here is the first and only encyclopedia of natural food medicines that shows you how to select, prepare and use scores of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to treat a wide variety of common ailments.

There are three main virtues of this new approach to better health through natural foods;
Superior ingredients, convenience and economy.

But that’s just the beginning! This book goes far beyond a bare description of the health values of each natural food medicine. It gives you precise nutritional data on every item, including the vitamin and mineral content, exact amount of carbohydrates, fats, and protein, and even the calorie count. All this, plus detaied botanical information, reported health benefits, and a section on how to prepare each food, including scores of delicious recipes.

5. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

In A New Earth, spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) advocates present moment awareness and the dismantling of the ego as the path towards awakened living. A New Earth gets its title from a Bible verse referring to the rising of “a new heaven and a new earth.” According to Tolle, “heaven” is the awakened state that will bring about “a new earth” in the outer world, the world of form.

6. Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning

A room-by-room guide provides tips for:

• A healthier kitchen
• Keeping your bedrooms safe
• Mold, mildew, and soap scum: spotless bathrooms
• Special precautions for cleaning children’s rooms

Naturally Clean also features a comprehensive product selection guide that analyzes over 300 natural and traditional cleaners: everything from laundry products through oven cleaners, disinfectants, spot removers, carpet cleaners, and bathroom cleaners. This handy, easy-to-use reference rates the household cleaning products found on the shelves of natural food and grocery stores, providing Seventh Generation’s pick of your healthiest and safest options. A resource guide tells readers where to find additional information, and an at-a-glance glossary helps understand key terms.

7. Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane

This collection of thirty-five terrifying tales of serial killers at large, written by the great masters of the genre, plumbs the horrifying depths of a deranged mind and the forces of evil that compel a human being to murder, gruesomely and methodically, over and over again.

From Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) to Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), stories of serial killers and psychos loom large and menacing in our collective psyche. Tales of their grisly conquests have kept us cowering under the covers, but still turning the pages.

Psychos is the first book to collect in a single volume the scariest and most well-crafted fictional works about these deranged killers. Some of the stories are classics, the best that the genre has to offer, by renowned writers such as Neil Gaiman, Jack Ketchum, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, and Thomas Harris. Other selections are from the latest and most promising crop of new authors.

John Skipp, who is also the editor of Zombies, Demons and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight, through two nonfiction essays, into our insatiable obsession with serial killers and how these madmen are portrayed in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book includes lists of the genre’s best long-form fiction, movies, websites, and writers.

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