Monday, March 17, 2014

March Reads

From the already-behind 2014-Novel-a-Month category:

Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor [read full enthusiastic NYT review here]:

In 2011, writing in the Book Review about a memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina, ­Alexandra Fuller opened with a marvelous plea: “Harried reader, I’ll save you precious time. Skip this review and head directly to the bookstore.”

Harried reader, skip this one, too, and go buy Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s “Dust.” In this dazzling novel you will find the entirety of human experience — tearshed, bloodshed, lust, love — in staggering proportions.


Photography lessons:
A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book: 95 Inspiring Ideas for Photographing Your Friends, Your World, and Yourself by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro by Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey

Fantasy alternative career:
The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age
by writers of SciLance, Thomas Hayden and Michelle Nijhuis (editors)

Lonely Planet Texas guide and maybe this too - it's not at the library but I'll probably order it

Parenting how-to:
Jo Frost's Toddler Rules : Your 5-step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Have a great week everyone!

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