Watership Down by Richard Adams

April 26, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England’s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures […]


Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

April 22, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): I’ve experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you’ll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I’ve put together for you in this book. I think you’ll find I’ve left no stone unturned, no door […]


Learn Me Good by John Pearson

April 19, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): Jack Woodson (Duke Engineering, class of ’95) is currently living and working in Dallas, TX. He has forty children, and all of them have different mothers. Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher (dealing with those […]


Star Guitars by Dave Hunter

April 16, 2012

As I was browsing through an online bookstore today, I came across this title and thought it sounded interesting. It’s called Star Guitars: 101 Guitars that Rocked the World, and is about some of the most famous rockers in history and the guitars they used. Without even looking inside the book, I would guess that […]


The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed

April 15, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after […]


The Man With Two Left Feet by P.G. Wodehouse

April 11, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): The Wodehouse series continues-a sparkling story collection from the master of hijinks and social comedy These early stories, first published together in 1917, show Wodehouse perfecting his craft. Characters include a talking dog, a private eye who wants to be an actor, a bank clerk who cannot dance, an ugly policeman, […]


NY Times Bestsellers 40812

April 8, 2012

Here are the current New York Times Bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories: Combined Print & E-book Fiction: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James GUILTY WIVES, by James Patterson and David Ellis LOVER REBORN, by J. R. Ward FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. […]


Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

April 6, 2012

Summary (from the publisher): William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the […]


Endless Night by Agatha Christie

April 3, 2012

Plot summary (from the publisher): Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night . . . When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once. But he ignores an old woman’s warning […]