Nonfiction

Emergency Preparedness Month

Would you be ready for a hurricane or tornado if one swept through the area this month? How about a home emergency like a fire or broken water pipes? It's not a glamorous subject, but you'll be glad you thought about it if something happens in the future. If you aren't ready now, these books will help you prepare:

Book Hunters in Brief #38: Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Book Hunters FootballWe don't know about you, but this weekend we plan on gorging on some football--along with a heap of seven-layer dip, pork rinds, buffalo wings, and just about anything else we don't have to leave the couch to eat.

Old Family Photos

Talking PicturesYou think your old family photos are crazy?  Take a look at Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs.  You'll never look at your family the same way again.

 

 

Pick a Winner

Complete Guide to Dog BreedsPets bring so much to a person's life.  Make sure if you're planning to get a dog, look for one that matches your lifestyle, family, and personality.

Shop Smart

A new school year is on the horizon, which usually means shopping for supplies. Whether you have kids or not, August is a good time to purchase clothes, shoes, office supplies, food, and more. And with the annual tax free weekend approaching fast, you'll want to create a smart shopping plan.

Coming Home to the Alamo

The Alamo and Beyond: a Collector's JourneyAre you a fan of world-famous musician Phil Collins?  Well, he's a fan of yours.  Or rather, a fan of Texas and its history.  From childhood he's followed the stories and legends of our state's progression from territory to Republic to State.

Goodbye City Life...

Over the past century, the American population began to trade a life of rural agriculture for a place in the big city. More than 80% of the population now lives in or near a city. What happens when today's city-folk try their hand at various farming endeavors today? Read these books to find out:

Book Hunters in Brief # 29: Our Founding Fathers...and Mothers

This week, Book Hunters salute the men and women who defined what it is to be an American.

Book Hunters in Brief #28: Armchair Adventures

Armchair AdventuresGas prices are high, and that whole take-off-your-shoes-and-empty-your-pockets thing at airports is getting old. Book Hunters suggest you find a comfy chair and let these writers do the traveling for you.

Go Green

Best Green Drinks EverGoing green isn't just about being more friendly to the environment.  It's also being friendly to your body - specifically, the digestive system.

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