Sara West's blog

Derby Celebrities

The Kentucky Derby is America's oldest continuous sporting event on record.  It's been run every year since 1875.  The race itself only lasts a few minutes, although the stories surrounding the event last much longer.  Read about some of the famous

The Royal Wedding

We broke away from the British monarchy long ago, but that hasn't stopped us from wanting to know everything about the British throne.  Royal watchers on this side of the pond have been dishing about the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton since the engagement was announced late last year.  The wedding is less than a month away and the press is abuzz with details and speculations.  If you can't get enough of the coverage, these books are for you:

 

That Time Again

Yes, signs of spring are all around us.  Squirrels are scampering, trees are budding, the grass is growing.  You know what that means:  Lawn care.  These four books will get you started on the path to a greener yard from spring through summer and into fall: 

 

 

New Nonfiction Titles

The new nonfiction list for March has been posted!  You can view the full list here, or browse a few highlights below:

Deep In The Heart of Texas

This year marks the 175th anniversary of Texas independence.  Did you know Texas became its own nation after it won independence in 1836?  The new nation was officially called the Republic of Texas and lasted almost ten years.  The Lone Star flag was created in Montgomery County and was adopted as the official national flag.  Texas even had foreign diplomats and its own embassy in London before it was annexed into the United States in 1845.

Learn more fascinating facts about Texas history with these titles:

Weekend Projects

Do you need to work around the house but only have the weekend to complete your project? With these books, you can start and finish your entire project in 48 hours.

Decorating:

Super Bowl XLV

Our neighbor to the north will host the 45th version of the biggest spectacle in American sports next week.  It may be close to impossible for Dallas to top Houston's memorable

True Crime: The Mafia

The Mafia only exists in movies these days, right?  Think again.  Read some of these true crime accounts of Mafia mayhem.  If you dare.

Digital Gadget Guides

Did you get an "iSomething" this holiday season?  Are you unsure how to work that that new gadget? Grab these books and find out what your new device can do:

Immersion Journalism

Want to know what it's like living in unique or unusual circumstances? A form of writing called immersion journalism can give you a sense of living that different life. In this book genre, the author puts him or herself into a unique situation and writes about the experience from a personal point of view. Some situations are serious while others are silly. Each of these titles can be considered a form of immersion journalism:

 

Syndicate content