Starter Guide to Classic Black and White Films

If you want to start watching black and white films but aren’t sure what to start with, try these classics that are famous, but also well-loved and widely accessible (though not all are black and white).

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Suggested reads for equine enthusiasts

Get up and go for this herd of horse themed titles from NPR. 

Since 1904, the average book length has increased by 126 pages.

Get the story on why books are getting longer from Book Riot

Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet.

Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet.

via The List List #115 | BOOK RIOT.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for July 27, 2014

Get the latest NYT Best Sellers at the Allegany County Library System.

FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE BOOK OF LIFE, by Deborah Harkness. (Viking.) In the conclusion to the All Souls trilogy, the Oxford scholar/witch Diana Bishop and the vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont return from Elizabethan London to the present.

THE HEIST, by Daniel Silva. (Harper.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, must track down a famous missing painting by Caravaggio.

CUT AND THRUST, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam.) Complications abound as the New York lawyer Stone Barrington attends a political convention in Los Angeles.

GONE GIRLby Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

INVISIBLEby James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown.) Searching for her sister’s killer, a former F.B.I. researcher finds a link between scores of unsolved cases.

ACT OF WARby Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath undertakes two dangerous missions as America faces an imminent attack.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONEby Janet Evanovich. (Bantam.) The New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum pursues a dealer who sells more than used cars.

ORPHAN TRAINby Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

THE SILKWORMby Robert Galbraith. (Mulholland/Little, Brown.) The private detective Cormoran Strike steps in when the author of a roman à clef set in literary London is murdered; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

AMERICAby Dinesh D’Souza. (Regnery.) A defense of America against the view that its power in the world should be diminished; also a documentary film.

BLOOD FEUDby Edward Klein. (Regnery.) A journalist describes animosity behind the alliance between the Clinton and Obama families.

THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR, by Marja Mills. (Penguin Press.) The author’s experience as Harper Lee’s neighbor.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACKby Piper Kerman. (Spiegel & Grau.) A Brooklyn woman’s prison memoir. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.

THE BOYS IN THE BOATby Daniel James Brown. (Viking.) The University of Washington’s eight-oar crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

BUSINESS ADVENTURES, by John Brooks. (Open Road.) Accounts of 12 Wall Street episodes that illuminate corporate and financial life in America.

ONE NATION, by Ben Carson with Candy Carson. (Sentinel.) Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, now a Fox News contributor, offers solutions to problems in health and education based on capitalism, not government.

HARD CHOICESby Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster.) Clinton’s memoir focuses on her years as secretary of state and her views on America’s role in the world.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

 

 

11 Hot-Tempered Books For Hot Summer Days

Hot Temps & Tempers: 11 Books From the Huffington Post Summer Vibes & Vices Collection

11 books to read when you’re crazy stressed

I know what you’re thinking — read a book while I’m stressed? I barely have time to eat breakfast. Hear me out. Find a half hour — just a half hour. Immerse yourself in someone else’s reality. Either a funny reality, a charming reality, a terrible reality, or a reality that sends you back to your childhood. You either want comfort, or you want to know that it can always be worse. Here are 11 titles that give you all that:

From Bustle.com

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