Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Brother's Rivalry

"Cutting For Stone" by Abraham Veghese is a story of twin brothers born from the love of an Indian nun and a British doctor. They become orphaned by the death of their mother (during childbirth) and their father's disappearance. The twins both have a fascination with the practice of medicine. The brothers become adversaries as both fall in love with the same woman. One of the brothers flees to the United States to try to start a new life. The past comes back to haunt him in the form of both his brother and his father. If you have read this book, let us know what you thought about it!

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Gripping Story of WWII

Laura Hillenbrand’s book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of  Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” is about Louis Zamperini – an Olympian and a soldier. This book tells the story of his rise as a track star, to being shot down over the Pacific, to his time captured by Japan as a POW. “Unbroken” shows this non-fiction story in a way that keeps you interested in the events. It also doesn’t hold back in its description of the war in the Pacific or the POW camps. If you are interested in World War II history, this is a must read! If you have read it, let us know what you thought in the comments!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One Man Surrounded by Nature

Richard Proenneke dreamt of living in a land where nature dominated and man had no influence. He found his dream spot in a remote part of Alaska. He built a cabin there and kept a journal of day to day life. "One Man's Wilderness : An Alaskan Odyssey" by Sam Keith is a compilation of Richard's journal entries and photographs of Richard. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, this book details the beauty and challenges of living in the remote Alaskan wilderness. If you are like the outdoors, take a look at this book and let us know what you think.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hilarity from Barney Stinson

Barney Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris on the hit TV show "How I Met Your Mother". This book: "Bro on the Go" is written by Barney Stinson and Matt Kuhn. It is a book of funny rules for the "Bro" from the view of Barney. Rules for how a Bro acts at the movies, at his house, or on a roadtrip. If you are a fan of the show, you really should pick up this book. If you have, let us know what you thought of it!