Mixed Bag of Monday Recommendations!

by Jessica on March 2, 2015

Happy Monday, ya’ll! Hope everyone had a spectacular weekend that involved reading and resting. It is Monday so that means we have a few recommendations for you in case you are looking for that
new read. Here’s a few from all over the store.

From our Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality Section:

The Pocket Pema Chodron 
By Pema Chodron

Looking for a little solace in the middle of your hectic day? Curious about Buddhism, but have no idea where to start? Well, this little treasure of a book is for you. Randomly flip to any page, and there will undoubtedly be something that applies to you. It is full of bite-sized wisdom, containing over 100 passages on acceptance, patience, compassion, and mindfulness by the beloved Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron. A perfect gift for anyone struggling with challenging emotions or seeking a
little encouragement.
Recommended by Rasha

From our Poetry Section:

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid 
By Nikki Giovanni

“I wish I could live in a book all wrapped up in my Fairy Godmother’s arms or sitting with my cave mother baking dinosaur eggs” (pg. 93) I’ve said it before but I will say it again, I adore Nikki Giovanni. She is a brilliant & masterful poet. Her words are a celebration of the pain and beauty that is life.
Recommended by Sarah Anne

From our Humor Section:

Vader’s Little Princess
By Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown’s second Star Wars themed book is an amazing little book full of great illustrations depicting Darth Vader parenting a young Princess Leia. Every page brought a smile to my face. From illustrations of Leia critiquing the Death Star trash compactor to Leia introducing Vader to Han for the first time. This would be a great gift for any Star Wars fan and particularly good for dads of all ages. I was overjoyed to get my copy and tell as many people as possible about the book.
Recommended by Clark

From our Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Section:

Replay 
By Ken Grimwood

What if you could live life over again? And again? And again?” Jeff Winston, the hero of this compulsively readable novel, dies in the very first sentence…and wakes up in his 18-year-old body in his college dorm room, his memories of his just-ended life completely intact. Jeff ends up caught in an endlessly repeating life loop, never quite living the same life twice, and along the way, he realizes that he is not the only one replaying. A GREAT read!
Recommended by Anne

From our History and Current Affairs Section: 

A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee’s Triumph, 1862-1863
By Jeffry D. Wert

It’s difficult to believe that one of this country’s true military geniuses was once derided by his own men as “Granny” – partly due to his insistence on discipline and preparation (most Confederate soldiers were volunteers who believed that fighting spirit was enough to ensure a victory). By the time of the Appomattox Court House, however, he was both beloved by his men and admired by friend and foe alike. This book examines his increasingly effective leadership on the field, his interactions with his subordinate commanders and how those successes led to the overconfidence that resulted in his defeat at Gettysburg. (The book concludes with an overview of his generalship through the end of the war). An engrossing assessment of one of America’s true military greats.
Recommended by Jan

See you next week!!