Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Outside of a Dog, #98

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Insider of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

Most everyone loves giving their home a fresh look. Often it’s the expense that holds folks back from undertaking a major or even a minor redecorating project. Often professional decorating books are a bit impractical for the average time stressed home owner. The following books offer a host of inexpensive, imaginative, and doable suggestions to give any room in your house a makeover.

Dime Store Decorating: Using Flea Market Finds with Style by Jill Williams Grover

Lavishly illustrated the author presents new and unusual ideas for decorating with ordinary discounted items from dollar stores, flea markets, and thrift shops. Used as accents and accessories they can add an affordable creative touch to your living space.


Matt & Shari Read Decorating for Real People by Shari Hiller and Max Fox

The stars of HGTV’s Room by Room Matt and Shari show you how to transform your home into a warm and welcoming environment that reflects your individual personality and fits your lifestyle. The book offers practical tips for saving time and money as well as several easy to understand project instructions.

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$500 Room Makeovers by Lisa Quinn

In more than twenty fabulous room makeovers the author shows how to make the most of any room’s best features. Loaded with ideas for making any home reflect the personal style of its owners this book is sure to offer up some inspiration that’s not terribly expensive.

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Organizing Idea Book by John Loecke

Of course, “getting organized” can mean different things to different people. But chances are no matter what direction or level your quest to organize takes you, it will ultimately make you feel good. It gives you a certain satisfaction that your life and environment are manageable and under control. Divided by areas in the home Loecke gives readers dozens of unique ideas to downsize clutter and control the general messiness of everyday living.


Reminder - Summer Reading Club ends Saturday

Don't miss out! Bring in your Summer Reading Club logs by this Saturday to earn prizes and tokens for the big prize drawing being held during the Ending Celebration on July 31st for Summer Reading Club Participants Only.

The Ending Celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Conference Room next door to the library - there will be entertainment, prize drawings and a snack. Drawings will be done from the tokens you receive by completing each Reading Log. You do not need to be present to win.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

You don't have to be a child to love this book!

Title: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life by Anita Silvey

The Plot: There isn’t any plot. This is a delightful coffee table sort of book that you can open and just begin reading. More than 100 notables from all walks of life including politics, the arts, and business leaders remember a children’s book they loved. They explain why and how the particular title had an enduring and profound impact on their life.
Each essay is accompanied by a short excerpt from the book as well as some delightfully selected illustrations.

Why You’ll Love It: Many readers began their personal love affair with books in their childhood. This book will most likely entertain as well as bring back some fond memories.

Who Should Read It: Anyone who spent their childhood summers engrossed in Treasure Island, Little House on the Prairie, Little Women, or Goodnight Moon will find this book a delight. It will also make a wonderful graduation gift as each of the selections gives readers a wealth of advice and insight.